First Campaign Challenge
There is the first campaign challenge over at Rach Writes
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!
The door swung open. Lori held her breath it swung, barely stopping in front of her face. She clutched at the knife in her hand. She didn’t have a gun and she didn’t know any self defense. So she was hiding behind the door and hoping that whoever broke in didn’t hear her thundering heart beat.
There was the whisper of fabric and she thought there was a shadow on the carpet. She bit hard into her lip so her teeth wouldn’t chatter.
There was a whisper of voices. Something about her not being there. Maybe? It was hard to eavesdrop when there was a door between them. She didn’t want to risk moving closer to where she could hear at the hinges.
“We’ll come back later.”
THAT she could hear. A man’s voice, accented. Maybe English? She watched a lot of BBC. She was a sucker for the accent but after this, not so much.
“Come on, mate. They might decide to show up as well. We need to keep an eye out.”
Her eyes widened at the words. There were going to be more of them showing up? Whoever they were.
She wanted to be back in bed.