What's She Doing Here? Essay

1411 words - 6 pages

She walked into the shed and all eyes turned onto her, though not because she was gorgeous or because she made a soundly entrance, no; it was because she was female. Leah Goldstem stood at the bold yellow line of the workshop, awkwardly silent as the clanging of tools suddenly came to a halt.
“I think you’re in the wrong place love” the head mechanic Dave’s deep voice boomed across the room, he had a jeering look, as he looked her up and down. Leah glanced across the room at him in response “No I’m the new mechanic, Leah.” Dave started bursting out with laughter, tears started streaming down his face; this had to be a joke, within seconds all the men in the workshop joined in. Leah felt the blood rushing to her face, and immediately Dave knew she wouldn't last two minutes in this place.
“Well don’t just stand there sweetheart, make yourself useful” Kevin piped up from behind an old land cruiser ute, he was looking forward to the entertainment Lara would bring, the place was getting a little boring for his liking. Lara silently nodded and carried her toolbox and ambled to the empty space in the dusty old shed. Larry, the resident sleazebag, sauntered up behind her, grabbing her behind in the process. She jumped, swinging around to come face to face with shaggy blonde hair and a grease covered face. “Don’t worry babe, I don’t bite, hard,” he whispered, with a wink, Lara wanted to vomit; the normally brash twenty-two year old was stunned silent by the treatment she was receiving. Her friends had told her she’d be fine at her new job at Joe’s Mechanics, but Lara wasn’t so sure now.
“That one’s your job love,” Dave pointed to a rusty beaten down sedan, sitting in a pile of dust in the corner. He knew it was a hard job, all the boys had palmed it off to one another for weeks; Dave was going to alienate the girl so much she’d definitely quit within a week. Or so he hoped.
A week later and Lara hadn’t quit, plus the sedan had received ample amounts of work. Lara had poured herself into working on it, to distract herself from the constant comments she received. “Nice ass girl,” “that’s a spanner if you didn’t know babe, sp-an-ner” and “why don’t you wear a white t-shirt while washing the car, show us something you’re actually made for” were just some of the remarks that were swung towards her as she sweated over the huge task. She hated it at the mechanics, and she knew the boys hated her being there too. “She’s just good to look at, otherwise she gets in the way,” Kevin groaned in the tearoom one morning; “plus she’s so damn neat, just makes us look bad,” Pete agreed. “Well she’s got a sweet body, I don’t mind looking at that while I’m working,” Larry said, as he shoved amounts of butter shortbread down his mouth. The boys laughed, if they weren’t going to get rid of the unwanted girl, Larry’s sleezy attitude was going to come close.
The boy’s went to great lengths to try get Lara to quit. On the Tuesday of her second week, Kevin undid the bolts of the...

Find Another Essay On What's She Doing Here?

The Changover: A Short Story Essay

1544 words - 7 pages the rumors going around in school? And, why was Roxanne being so malicious all of a sudden? Even if we weren't friends anymore, she doesn't need to do this? For that moment, I couldn't say anything, as if someone has duct-taped my mouth. Then I heard a voice- a familiar person's voice. "What are you guys doing?" Austin hissed. "Ooh, Kylie, your boyfriend is here." one of the girls in the group jeered. "Not boyfriend." Ellen said

The islanders part 8: the end of all question.

1055 words - 4 pages Lapepa, they went t a cave, and there is supposed to be an earth quake today! She can get stuck!"Sara was in the kitchen making breakfast, Aaron was setting up the table. "Sam, when did you see Kat leave and how do you know she is going to this place?" "Aaron she left this note, and its about 5 miles from here we better hurry!" Sara stopped what she was doing and said, "Then lets hurry." Jimmy turned and stared at her. "You believe me?" "Of course

A For Short

1189 words - 5 pages to follow Mum. She led me into her bedroom and shut the door. "What's going on?" I asked her going over to her bed and sitting on the edge. She turned around to face me with a concerned face. "Give me your arm." She told me. Somehow, I knew she mean the arm the HE marked me with. I gave it to her and she pulled up the sleeve. There was a scar where the Dark Mark was. It wasn't any regular scar though. It was a very odd looking one. I hadn't

The Confrontation

790 words - 3 pages wrong? Alex: You'll see, it's really important for you to come. So join me there at 8.Jennifer: Definitely. Bye! Alex: Bye! (At Alex's house) Jennifer: What is Stephanie doing here? I thought you wanted to talk to me? Alex: Well it concerns the three of us.Jennifer: Oh! I knew both of you have been cheating on me those past days! Stephanie: No! It's not what you think. We never went out together and we never will.Jennifer: And what about the

A Slice of life

1284 words - 5 pages think she is stilltrying to get the job at that bar on 6th street' Tim replied.'Oh, well tell her that I came by and just to give me a call, OK?' Tony said.'One problem' Tim said. 'Oh, and what's that?' Tony replied. 'Didn't Gwentell you?' Tim said 'we don't have a phone, or a T.V or any otherappliances, we are gutterpunks. Why do you think we live in this shed?''Well I guess I will just come back later' Tony said with a strange look on hisface

The Changeover

1646 words - 7 pages ? Even if we weren't friends anymore, she doesn't need to go this far? For that moment, I couldn't say anything, as if someone has duct-taped my mouth. Then I heard a voice- a familiar person's voice. "What are you guys doing?" Austin hissed. "Ooh, Kylie, your boyfriend is here," one of the girls in the group, Natasha jeered. "Not boyfriend," Ellen said. Then, she gave me a dismissive look and continued, "Austin's standards aren't that

Elaine

756 words - 3 pages Elaine." For some reason, she was getting a strange feeling from this boy. She couldn't put her finger on it, but she knew something wasn't right. "What's a pretty girl like you doing all alone up here? I heard that the second landing was off limits," he said, giving her a questioning look. She nodded, "It is. I didn't think it'd be a good idea for people to be up here, and then the party got out of control..." she trailed off. "I see

The Rules of Procrastination

600 words - 2 pages tomorrow".8.) Watch T.V.These easy steps show the procrastinator in his/her prime. The procrastinator originally has the over-achiever tendencies, thinking that he/she will actually be productive (insert gagging noise here). However, with the slightest form of distraction, the procrastinator quickly disregards such embarrassment and realizes that he/she will be doing the right thing by putting it off until tomorrow.The last and final requirement of

12 minutes first person view

947 words - 4 pages going to ask her.."Jessica, hey what's up?How you doing? There is something I've been meaning to tell ask for a long time".....Nah that won't work, but I didn't have time because the bell had rang and she came out. My heart was pounding like a jackhammer trying to destroy a rock that wouldn't break. I approached her and started to talk about our previous classes (it was passing time I had 5 minutes) and slowly building my courage, I said "Jessica

[ENGLISH] Science Fiction STORY ; PART 2

546 words - 2 pages edge of her bunk, staring into blank space."Hellooo?" I said sarcastically, waving my hands in front of her face.Charlie looked at me and I instantly regretted doing that. Her eyes were filed with tears."Hey, what's up man?" I asked grabbing her gently around here shoulders.She didn't reply, Instead, she turned on her small communicator T.V" I got it just then" she said shakily, breathing noisily, as she flicked the button on play.It was a voice

The Dream.

9472 words - 38 pages minutes of class, they had to trade essays with their partners from yesterday and correct and mistakes. "Great," Lydia thought. "Another excuse for that leech Kimberly to suck James into her little world."She marched over to Chris's desk and slammed her paper down. "Here," she said, thrusting it towards his face.He grabbed it before she gave him a paper cut. "Watch it," he half laughed. "What's up with you?""That THING over there. That's what

Similar Essays

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty(Mrs. Mitty's Point Of View)

808 words - 3 pages ? Have you lost your gloves?" He pulled two grayish coloured gloves out of his pocket and put them on. Mrs. Mitty smiled, she liked to feel power over someone.As Mr. Mitty drove away she felt a sense of freedom. She walked into Magical Manny's Hair Dues. A lady with spiky bright red hair greeted her "Hey there Mrs. Mitty, I'll be with you in a minute." Mrs. Mitty smiled, but thoughts of what her husband was doing were floating around in her

I Stand Here Ironing Essay

626 words - 3 pages wrinkles and to make it look almost perfect to wear into the world. This idea is similar to what the mother is doing to her daughter's dress. In the first line of the poem, Olsen says, " I stand here ironing, and what you asked me moves tormented back and forth with the iron". The mother is ironing her daughter's dress to make it straight, just as she wants to try and perfect her daughter so that she won't be unsuccessful. She expresses that it's

A Vampire Story Part 2 Essay

1006 words - 4 pages ambulance gets here and you pass out they might not be able to ask you later on.Chris looked at the girl, she was amazingly beautiful. She reminded him of a dark angel. She looked at him, she had a very worried look on her face. Chris looked passed her to see where her sister was. She was having a hard time getting through the crowd.Chris looked back at the girl and said, "Tell me what's your name?"She looked at him and answered, "My name's Hanna, but

The Sequel To 'a Rasin In The Sun'

1728 words - 7 pages ?2ndwhite person That you go away, man!1stwhite person That's it.Ruth This is a free country and in a free country there's every human being free and can livewhere this human being wants to live. And I and my family want to live here a peaceful andsafe life without any trouble.2ndwhite person (screaming) You are no human being! (beats Ruth down)Ruth (bleeding, she cries for help, Lena is coming)Mama What's up here?1stwhite person (beats Mama down, she