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Just a Minute

Time is always of the essence

By RAVI KUMARPublished about a month ago 3 min read

In the bustling metropolis of New York City, where every second counts and time is always of the essence, a young woman named Lily found herself caught in a whirlwind of events that would change her life forever. It all began on a seemingly ordinary day as she rushed through the crowded streets, her heart pounding with a mixture of excitement and apprehension.

As she weaved through the sea of people, Lily couldn't shake off the feeling that something extraordinary was about to happen. Little did she know that her premonition was about to come true, in just a minute.

With only a minute to spare before her important job interview, Lily glanced at her watch and quickened her pace. She could see the towering skyscraper in the distance, its glass facade reflecting the early morning sun. Determined to make a good impression, she mentally rehearsed her answers to potential interview questions, her nerves threatening to get the best of her.

As she reached the entrance of the building, a sudden commotion caught her attention. A group of protesters had gathered outside, holding up colorful banners and chanting slogans. Police officers were trying to maintain order, but the crowd seemed determined to make their voices heard.

Lily hesitated for a moment, torn between her desire to make it to her interview on time and her curiosity about the cause of the protest. In the end, her conscience won out, and she decided to stop and listen to what the protesters had to say.

As she edged closer to the crowd, she caught snatches of their impassioned speeches. They were advocating for climate change action, urging the government and corporations to take responsibility for their impact on the environment. Lily felt a surge of admiration for their courage and conviction, and she found herself nodding in agreement with their demands.

Just as she was about to join the protesters in solidarity, her watch beeped, reminding her that time was running out. With a heavy heart, Lily tore herself away from the crowd and dashed into the lobby of the building.

As she rode the elevator to the top floor, her mind raced with conflicting thoughts. Would she regret missing the opportunity to stand up for a cause she believed in? Or would she regret not giving her all to secure a promising career?

The elevator doors opened, and Lily found herself face to face with the panel of interviewers. With a deep breath, she launched into her prepared answers, her voice steady and her demeanor confident. She talked about her passion for the job, her dedication to excellence, and her vision for the future.

Just as she was finishing her last sentence, the lead interviewer smiled and extended his hand. "Congratulations, Lily," he said. "You've got the job."

Lily's heart soared with joy and relief as she shook his hand, a wide smile spreading across her face. She couldn't believe her luck, and she felt a surge of gratitude for the unexpected turn of events.

But her moment of triumph was short-lived as her watch beeped once again, signaling the end of the minute. In the blink of an eye, the scene dissolved around her, and Lily found herself back on the bustling streets of New York City, the memory of her one-minute adventure fading like a dream.

As she continued on her way to her job interview, Lily couldn't help but feel a sense of wonder at the fleeting nature of time and the endless possibilities that lay within just a minute. She knew that life was full of surprises, and that sometimes, all it took was a single minute to change everything.

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