The Things We Say: A short story in Dove Chocolate wrappers

Yi Shun Lai
12 min readMar 27, 2020
Photo by Monique Carrati on Unsplash

“Just six more days of this.” Melissa’s keystrokes were perhaps a little more pointed than they strictly needed to be lately; the “A,” “N,” and “U” markers on her keyboard had worn away. She’d started a countdown of sorts whenever the pressure started to feel unsurmountable. “Just nineteen more days of this,” say, or, “Just seventeen more days of this,” or, even, on one particularly bad…

Yi Shun Lai

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