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Change is good...but not great.

 

Hey, there.   It’s me, the girl you probably hate—you know, the tall skinny blonde at the gym, the one who disses you at the water fountain?  I’m here to tell you everything you suspect about me is true:

Yes, I have an easy job making ridiculous money.

Yes, I turned the extra bedroom in my fab Atlanta condo into a closet for my designer wardrobe.

Yes, I have a personal assistant.

And yes, as a matter of fact, my gorgeous boyfriend is a doctor.

My life is beyond amazing and more than I could’ve dreamed of when I was growing up.  My mother might say I’ve “gotten above my raisin’.”  I guess that’s why I’ve become such a diva…and why a part of me has always been waiting for the other shoe to drop.

As much as you dislike women like me (rightfully so because admittedly, even I kind of hate me), you’ll be happy to know when the shoe finally dropped—Christian Louboutin, of course—it landed with a giant, life-changing crash.

I'm Della, by the way.  Della Culpepper.  And trust me—you won't want to miss my freefall into reality.



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 serial will run July 1 - December 31.  The daily episode will be available only for 24 hours (approximately 4am-4am Eastern), so set a reminder on your phone, computer, or fridge to get your free TEMP GIRL fix every day!

 


 

November 19, Sunday

“THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING about the hunting trip,” Kyle said.  “It’s tradition that my dad and I go dove hunting on Thanksgiving, and we have our family celebration on Sunday.”

We were standing in his kitchen, making brunch and waiting for a few guests to stop by, including Libby.  “It’s fine,” I assured him, then sniffed at his collar.

“What are you doing?” he asked with a laugh.

“Is that a new cologne?”

“No.  I’m not wearing cologne.”

“Hm.  Must be the bacon,” I said, snagging a piece from a platter and taking a bite.

“You’ve had quite an appetite lately,” he said.

I stopped chewing and swallowed the bite painfully.  “It must be all the running.”

“Hm.  Are you still taking your Beltina?”

I went to the refrigerator for a bottle of water to buy time to respond.  “What kind of sales manager would I be if I didn’t use my own product?”

“Good point.  So will you go see your family on Thanksgiving?”

I took a long drink.  “Maybe.”

He sighed.  “I feel doubly bad—it would’ve been a good time to meet them.”

I offered him a supportive smile.  “But you shouldn’t break tradition, especially since we’re not married yet.”

“And the hunting trip will give me a chance to talk to my dad about investing in the practice.”

I looked up.  “You want your dad as a partner?”

He winced.  “Not really, but the business needs a cash inflow.”

Panic blipped in my stomach.  “Things aren’t any better?”

“Marginally, but not enough.  I might have to sell some Traxton stock after all.”

“Don’t do that,” I said in a rush.

His head came around.  “Why not?”

I backpedaled.  “Because… every investor you talk to says to keep your money in the stock market for the long term.  I don’t plan to touch my Traxton stock for a long time.”  Because I’d rather not turn the big three-oh in prison for insider trading.

“So you think I should ask for my dad’s help?”

“Yes.  When things get back on track, you can pay him back, without disturbing your portfolio.”

He winked.  “I think that new hair color has made you smarter.”  ~

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