Jim’s lifelong ambition was to be a television news anchor for a national network. After years of kicking around local TV stations, Jim finally got his big break and was called in to audition for a co-anchor position on a prime-time cable news network show.
He aced the audition and was thrilled when he was offered the job. The first night of his co-anchor role finally arrived. The lights came on, the cameras started to roll, and when Jim’s co-anchor was about to introduce Jim, she looked around and saw that he was sprawled out on the floor, having fainted.
Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.