Written for Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction where the word of the week is "Candidate".
Caleb's Cauldron #1
Guthrie Goes to the Park
Ben, having been chosen to host the town's grand opening ceremony of its new amusement park, called the chief event coordinator saying that his boss had called him in to work an overtime shift, leaving organizers scrambling to find a new replacement.
The town mayor later offered to volunteer for hosting duties, and before the ceremony got underway, he commented to one of the organizers about Ben.
"That Ben is quite a guy and good neighbor, helped my wife with fixing her garden many times without ever charging a dime, hope his flu isn't too severe."
The governor nodded and said,"Yep, my wife was called in this morning because the hospital is understaffed, flu must be spreading like wildfire."
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