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!
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The door swung open, knocking into the wall with a thwack. Owen gazed at the horrid scene before him, eventually squeezing his eyes closed to block out the image. But even behind his eyelids, he couldn’t erase the blood splatters from his memory.
“Oh Bethany,” he murmured. He took a few steps forward, not wanting to get too close. Peering at the bed, he could see she at least put up a fight. Light bruising dotted her knuckles, and her fingers appeared stiff with rigor mortis. “I hope you clawed his eyes out.”
The metallic smell of blood rose to his nose and his muscles tensed. He couldn’t stay here much longer. It was too tempting. He felt the tip of his fangs grazing his bottom lip.A plan began to formulate in his mind. One act of revenge. Lucas would pay for his disobedience. Bethany was strictly off limits. He knew this and still slaughtered her for a meal. It would definitely be his last.
Owen dialed 9-1-1 and left the receiver in the dead girl’s hand. One final time, he pressed his lips to hers, and said goodbye to the girl he loved as the door swung shut.