The man arrived in reception and shouted his name. ‘Guy?’
He stood up and walked towards him, ‘Hello.’
‘This way, we haven’t got much time.’ Odd, he thought, his interview for a BBC accountant job wasn’t for another twenty minutes.
They hurried along corridors. ‘It’ll be Karen interviewing you. Just give her the answers and keep them short.’
They walked into a studio. ‘Take a seat right there.’ Guy sat down. A make-up woman dusted his face. Strange.
‘Hi, I’m Karen,’ said the woman sitting across from him, ‘All set? Don’t be nervous. Just look at me.’
A person counted down ‘On-air in 3-2-1…’
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
This week’s prompt was a little close to home for my own work, but it did bring to mind one of my favourite, funniest TV studio moments. In 2006, Guy Goma arrived at the BBC for a job interview as an accountant. A mix-up meant he ended up on-air, mistakenly presumed to be Guy Kewney, a technology expert, and was interviewed about a legal case involving Apple. Rather than admit he was the wrong guy, he went along with the interview and answered as best he could. The result is TV gold!
Also linking to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge for today: Pundit.