This week’s Five Sentence Fiction prompt is candidate . Thanks again to Lillie McFerrin for the idea. Here is my offering:
She woke from a comfortable sleep, stretched her long, lithe body, and proceeded with her morning routine, taking extra care to make sure she looked her best.
She had a feeling that this day would offer some hope for her future, because just yesterday her photo and credentials had appeared in the local paper.
But she knew the public was fickle, that to some appearance was more important than character, and that their choices were unpredictable.
She knew that if chosen today, a new life awaited, but otherwise life would not even be worth living.
And so she cowered in the corner of her cage and waited her fate.