But today I'm getting myself into gear and taking part in the first campaign challenge.
The challenge? Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: "the door swung shut." (also included in the word count)
For those who want an even greater challenge, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!
*cracks knuckles* Here we go!
The door swung open. The black hallway greeted her. Shouldering her gym bag, cautiously crossing the threshold, she reached for the light-switch. Flip. Nothing. She'd probably forgotten to pay the bill again, in the middle of winter too. She'd have to wear a few more pairs of socks tonight.
Sighing, muttering to herself, she kicked off her shoes and wandered into the kitchen where she kept the torch. The cold house creaked around her, floorboards settling. As she entered the kitchen, she heard tapping on the window. She really needed to trim the tree in the garden before a strong gust sent it smashing through the glass.
She grabbed the torch and flicked the switch. The beam of light shot out, hitting a solid figure. She screamed. The man looked down at her, hatred burning in his eyes.
“It's you,” she gasped, heart pounding. “How did you find me?”
He raised a gun. “I swore I'd make you pay for what you did.”
She pulled a gun from her gym bag, laughing as his eyes went comically wide. He fired, missed. Her shot caught him between the eyes. She smirked. “I always was the better shot.”
200 dead on! RAWR!
Let me know what you think!