Chapter 10—Dan: Secrets

Chapter 10 April 7, 2020, 4:30 p.m. Dan: Secrets Rex has learned to sense when I am turning in a story. I guess it’s the way I shut my laptop and push it away.  “C’mon, boy.” He’s already on his feet, his tongue hanging out and his wagging tail swiping all the cups, plastic, from…

Audiobook: Chapter 8

Jessica calls Dan by mistake while trying to reach her friend for help after an accident. Dan is both worried by her tone and hurt by how quickly she hangs up. Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 8—Jessica: ICE, Dan: Icy Continued….next Wednesday Chapter…

Chapter 9—Jessica: Essential trips

When I don’t answer the call for our FaceTime happy hour, Hanna texts me. “Where the hell are you?”

I raise my phone to thumb in a text. Or more accurately, a call for help. “On the floor. I’ve been trying to call you for fifteen minutes.” Is that all it is? It feels like three days.

Audiobook: Chapter 7

The trouble with Zoom calls is how visible you are to everybody else—and to yourself. As Claire goes through the news budget with the rest of the staff, I find my attention wandering to Rashima who’s got the baby on her lap.
She’s my hero during this crisis.

Chapter 8—Jessica: In Case of Emergency

I woke up feeling like a little like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day.” I know that’s not an original thought but it’s totally appropriate. Today looks pretty much like yesterday. I look at my calendar and every tomorrow looks like today.

Audiobook: Chapter 6

Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 6—DAN: WHY’D SHE HAVE TO BE SO GOOD? Jessica finds herself on the hot seat during an editorial meeting. And who’s laughing at her? Dan. Only Dan thinks he’s trying to be a nice guy to the newbie.…

Chapter 7—JESSICA: The Trouble with Zoom

Chapter 7 March 24, 12:05 p.m. Jessica: THE TROUBLE WITH ZOOM The trouble with Zoom calls is how visible you are to everybody else—and to yourself. As Claire goes through the news budget with the rest of the staff, I find my attention wandering to Rashima who’s got the baby on her lap.  She’s my…

Audiobook: Chapter 5

Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 5—JESSICA: I hate Dan It’s not a good day. Exhausted after her first week, JESSICA has to weather criticism from Claire, an argument with Lori and another with DAN. The pandemic lockdown is taking a toll. She’s got…

Chapter 5—JESSICA: I hate Dan

Chapter 5 March 23, 4:30 p.m. Jessica: CRITICISM FROM ALL SIDES When I hang up from my unpleasant call with Claire, I just sit there. I worked twelve-hour days all last week—with time set aside to help Lori with her schoolwork—and it already looks like I’ll be doing it again this week.  Though I’m working…