Sunday, November 4, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction: Candidate

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."

Continue Reading--->>> Caleb's Cauldron #2: The Ominous Organizer


  1. Looks like we're in these challenges for the same reason.

    And I think Ben might be in a little trouble here...

    Good start!

    1. Always fun creating trouble, even doom for certain characters sometimes. I appreciate the comment and thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a bath plug this Ben is! Nice set up and ripe for a continuation. :)

    1. Thanks, Mark K.!

      I started a continuation for the story that will be split into five sentence segments, just to see where it goes.

      Your blog is looking awesome,by the way. Still learning my way around mine.

      Thanks for dropping by. =-)

  3. I think the flu is about to become a deadly disease! :-)

    1. Ha! The followup to this short piece says otherwise, somthing totally different!

      Thanks for dropping by and I may have missed the Tuesday Two Step for this week but will give it a first shot next week.

      Thanks again for stopping by and have a great evening.