This is the first campaigner challenge given by Rachel Harrie for the Write Campaign.
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)
Here is my story.
The door swung open as the icy air pushed its way past the unsuspecting crowd, weaving through effortlessly. A wisp of mist settles around the woman. Her long black hair tumbles over her shoulders as she laughs with some friends. Their faces a kaleidoscope of colors. She freezes. Only she was aware of the change. Without wanting to alert them she giggles in an automatic response to some wise crack while slowly reaching for what she needed.
The mist began to wind itself around their ankles, snaking its way slowly upwards. She tensed. The mist hesitated and electricity sparked in the air.
“Hey, do you feel that?” one of the asked, hair standing on end.
Eyes grew wide around the table.
She finally had what she needed. Once the necklace what out in the open the mist backed off slightly.
“Well that was weird.”, another stated.
If it was possible for her hair to stand on end it would have as the mist stood to its full height. His soft black wings unfurling as the shiny metal vessel around her neck flashed. His glowing eyes bore deep into her soul before turning and walking out as the door swung shut.
My story is exactly 200 words.
If you liked it please “like” it on Rachel’s blog. I am #254 on the challenge.