Dragon Coast is the first short story in An Anthology of Dragons. It is also available as a stand-alone short story.
Jessica is out of work and in desperate need of a job, so when fashion company, Dragon Coast, start advertising vacancies, she decides to aim high and then work her way down the list. Will she be good enough to snare the top job, or will she have to settle for something further down the ladder? Will she be able to score a job at all?
Dragon Coast can be found in An Anthology of Dragons, or for sale on its own at Smashwords, Kobo, Kindle, iTunes and Nook.
First Page: Dragon Coast
Critics described ‘Dragon Coast’ as “a vibrant, young company whose flamboyant style in garment design had already won the minds of the rich and famous”. Jessica saw the description and dismissed it with a snort.
Dragon Coast had at least won those minds for now, she’d thought. And if it hadn’t won their minds, someone was paying them an awful lot of money to wear the label on their bodies. Today, with bleak sunshine streaming through the kitchen window, Jessica ate her toast and read the newspaper classifieds, viewing the company with a lot less cynicism.
‘Dragon Coast’ is expanding, the advertisement read. We are seeking employees at all levels of production and managerial assistance. Positions include assembly-line workers, overseers, security guards, delivery drivers, department secretaries and managerial secretary. Interested candidates should apply to ...
Jessica let her eyes scan the rest of the ad. It was the best opportunity this newssheet had offered for a long time. She let her gaze wander over the page again. No restrictions on how many times you could apply, either.
‘Well then,’ she thought, ‘I might as well start at the top and work my way down.’
She knew the top was a long shot. There would be others with more experience to offer, more time in executive positions, more qualifications, but she’d done well in similar positions before, even if she’d only been ‘the temp’.