Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Candidate

It's FSF time again and this weeks post prompt word is Candidate. Here is my effort. Hope you like it.

Lillie McFerrin

It wasn't just a job, it was THE JOB, the career opportunity of a lifetime and I had made it to the shortlist for the interview with two others. 

I had revised for weeks, I knew more about the company than anyone; hours of time on the internet trawling for information, news articles and information on other companies in the same marketplace to compare and contrast. 

I had a presentation on my laptop that I had spent hours on, it had animations and sound effects, charts and figures, sentences with big words and phrases in them like "marketization" and "in depth field analysis". 

I also had bought a killer suit, new shirt, tie and cuff-links to look the business while I talked the business. 

I sat in the waiting room and my name was called, I stood up and smiled, grabbed my laptop and notes, set them up and sat down in the chair in front of the panel of three mind buzzing with how I was the man for the job; one of them asked my name and all I managed to say was: "Um?". 

Lillie's site can be found here. make sure you read all the other submissions on the link list. Everyone needs a little love, so make sure you comment too.

Rock on,



  1. This story hits home. I think we all know what it's like to be prepared but still draw a blank. You evoked that feeling well.

  2. LOL! Aw, poor fella. You don't like your main characters much, do you, Wayne? ;-)
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  3. Ha! Know that feeling, though I had no gadgetry to fall back on.
    Nice, tight writing buddy :)

  4. This is a story to which a lot of people can relate. Very good!

  5. Ha ha, that moment when your throat dries up...very well put!

  6. Now, now UM is not a bad name LOL , boy I have been in this situation a time or two...great write!

  7. What a great punch line. nicely written!

  8. And that would be me! Great story, with an unexpected but very realistic ending!


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