Compensation

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

It's early 2010 and Paul, a victim of the 2008 recession, is several months laid-off from his job at a title insurance company. He is 34 years old and on unemployment compensation, trying to figure out his next move in a post-recession world that benefits the very few.

*Compensation is the third novella in the CALM series*

Table of Contents

Silent Alarm

It took a few weeks, a little longer than expected, but the days no longer filled Paul with dread. It was a late Monday mor... Read Chapter

Wild and Free

All things considered, Paul felt relaxed in the old leather recliner. It was raining again. He took a deep breath and peered out his ... Read Chapter

The Bunker and the Flying Dutchman

Paul was late in meeting up with Alex and Charles at the Dutchman. Traffic was nearly nonexistent on the Northside. He took the first par... Read Chapter

Jackpot

The phone number looked unfamiliar, and so Paul let the call go to voicemail. He was in Blawnox at the Smokeworks buying cigars for a... Read Chapter

Jaguar

Paul pulled up to Alex’s apartment on an early Saturday afternoon. Since his place was on a side street, Paul found an open spot near t... Read Chapter

Philip Lane

Unlike certain friends who left nothing but drama in their wake, Paul rarely made poor first impressions. His experience was no diffe... Read Chapter

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