She entered the elevator and pressed the 3rd number from the lower right corner. The elevator slowly began its pull and in exactly 45 seconds as she had timed it ever so often in the past, she reached her destination. Before leaving, she turned around and said good night to the lift man, who was surprised by the gesture.

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Many people turned up. More than she had expected. Chit chat and small talks were making the rounds. The caterers were setting up the buffet table. She took center stage.


The alarm would ring every morning at exactly 5:00 A.M. It was kinda redundant as she was always awake a few minutes earlier. She would get out of bed and go straight to the kitchen. Her morning rituals were pretty standard and consistent. Continue reading