The First Campaign Challenge is:
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!
My attempt at this is exactly 200 words, sans title.
Title: Black Rainbows
The door swung open and he stormed into our bedroom. A black t-shirt dangled from his hand. His bare body glistened from his shower.
“I don’t do black,” he announced.
I lifted my gaze from his junk. “Your mother had it especially made.”
The words “Edward and Sam: 1st Anniversary” were printed on it in large rainbow-colored letters. My name marched up one side; Edward’s marched down the other. I liked it.
“She knows I detest black! She was counting on you to make me wear it.” He glowered at me, as if I’d betrayed him.
She knew; she gave me a white shirt just in case. “There is nothing wrong with black.”
His dislike of black clothes made no sense. “She’s making a statement. The rest of the family will be dressed in rainbow colors. Let her make it.”
“I don’t want to make any statement!”
“It’ll make your mother happy,” I reminded him.
He grumbled under his breath.
I put my hands on my thighs; his eyes followed my fingers down and lingered a moment too long.
“I’ll make it worth your while to wear the shirt.”
His eyes took on that gleam I loved.