The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh at

November 23, Year 5, Thursday excerpt

05/30/2008 22:08
...The Cattle Call Campout! It is 4:00 p.m., and models from all over the world are camping out at the Newcastle Corporation parking lot for the chance to model in a big television extravaganza. For the older models, it could be a transition into television work. The campout, located across the street from an odd job that I had when I was in college, is hectic and chaotic with cars lined up, along the curb of the street, and police officers and security guards are all over the area, trying to control the crowd from getting out of hand.
On the news, I notice a news station van parked in the street and a newscaster is talking about this event among the noisy crowd and hoopla. I do some housework while watching the television screen until ten. Since I have to be at the Newcastle Corporation for contract work at 5:30 a.m., I decide to set my alarm clock for 5:00 a.m. and take a nap at ten.
When my radio-alarm clock blurts out a noise at five in the morning, I quickly shut it off and change my clothes into...