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)
The door swung open. Bobby nudged Linda in the ribs.
“Go on, I dare you.”
“What” she asked.
“I dare you to go in there,” Bobby said.
“I will not. She could be inside.”
“You are such a girl,” Bobby retorted.
“I am not! What if she catches us inside?”
” No chicken, I saw her go out in that puke coloured bulb hat she always wears..”
Linda thought it was one thing to run into the overgrown garden, they had been doing that forever. When Mrs. Posener saw us, she would shout and shake her broom at us. That sent us running out of her wilderness shrieking with laughter.
“I dare You to do it.”
“I dared you first.”
“Okay, but you better come with me.”
Linda grabbed Bobby’s sleeve. They moved towards the open door. Fear gripped Linda’s stomach. It was turning cartwheels and her heart was pounding. They moved through the door. Suddenly Bobby turned around, his mouth fell open but no sound came out. Linda’s eyes followed his outstretched arm. In the shadows Linda saw the puke coloured blub hat on top of the shapeless body.
“Mrs. Posenor,” Linda and Bobby shrieked.
The door swung shut.
YAY I did it! I was sure for awhile there this one was going to defeat me!!!