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

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“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…