“Compliance Department” Published in Anthology
Laurie Lamson’s short story Compliance Department was a fourth place winner in the Phyllis Scott Writing Contest, and was recently published in All in the Game & Other Short Stories.
Compliance Department is a a 17-page humorous corporate mystery inspired by Laurie’s imagination running wild during a temp job at a New York broker/dealer.
The story is told from the point of view of a bored woman who runs the Compliance Department of a broker/dealer and “vulture” investment fund.
She worries about the boss seducing her secretary, but the apparent “babe in the woods” secretary is actually an undercover SEC agent investigating the boss for fraud and unethical business practices, forcing her to make a tough choice between job loyalty and doing the right thing.