I’ve decided to do the first campaign challenge for my Wednesday blog- the rules are below. I’ve never done any flash fiction because my grammar is so poor I get horribly nervous posting anything that hasn’t been reviewed several times over- but I don’t have a blog for today so here we go 🙂
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. For a moment Zopher wondered whether this was a good idea. The room was disgusting. Filth and vermin covered every surface. The young man he’d come for shook as he knelt naked on the floor, his bruised, yellow, body barely more then a skeleton.
Zopher stepped out of the light and into Scott Hillman’s personal hell. “Could you please put the syringe down so we may speak?”
Blood-shot eye slowly raised, taking in Zopher’s translucent form. “Am I already dead?” Scott pulled the rusted needle from his arm, leaving a trickle of blood.
Zopher smiled and knelt on the floor. “No you are not, although your soul cries out for death.”
“I do. I want to die.”
“I have a deal for you. Let me have your life.”
“Like a vampire?”
Zopher chuckled. “No, Scott. I will enter your body and you will walk through that doorway. I will accept all your karma from this life, and you will move on.”
“Will it hurt?”
Zopher slid into the body. As pain and stench assaulted him Zopher wondered if he’d made the right choice, but it was too late. The door swung shut.
Here it is- hope you enjoying, and it’s exactly 200 words.
Okay I couldn’t leave you without something wacky- so here is a literal video- if you haven’t seen these before I hope you enjoy it- it cracked me up.