Photography by Mark Ketlan

Outside Cajole was smiling and congratulating the new Partner in the law firm.

Inside she burned

The new partner was her junior. 2 years and 6 months to be exact. And this five foot nothing was so good at her game she gobbled up anyone else’s chances of rising up the ranks. Cajole dug her nails into her fists. Her french manicure blunted out the pain.

Seething with anger, her eyes became smouldering rocks.

A silent explosion took place.

In the middle of the office party celebrating the youngest and newest partner, no-one noticed the pile of ashes in the corner that were once Cajole. One person did say there was a bitter smell in the air.

“Only jealousy destroys the envious.”

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