A new member of staff started this week. Her name’s Gem - I remember her hanging around in the shop last week. I thought she was interested in bric-a-brac at first, then when she dropped the china rabbit I realised she was just a time-waster - probably in the shop to get out of the rain. I was quite surprised when she had the gall to ask Catherine for a job. I’m not sure whether I’m going to get on with her - she looks a bit like a druggie - got that seediness about her. Catherine doesn’t seem to see it though.
Gem was in here yesterday and she’s due back in this afternoon. Catherine says I have to try and get on with her - help to show her the ropes. I’m not sure about how this will effect our little team. New people are always difficult aren’t they? I think it’ll be alright if she stays in the back room sorting stock - but then again - can she be trusted not to take the best things and hide them in her bag? I’ll have to keep a close eye on her, won’t I?
I've set this one in a charity shop - am still working on devising characters and exploring how they interact with each other. Each chapter is from or about a different character's point of view. I have a vague plot in my head but am allowing the characters to form the story so don't know for sure where it's going yet.