The first Campaigner Challenge is on 🙂 My mission which I accepted with opened arms and a wide grin is the following:
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, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), do one or more of these:
- end the story with the words: “everything faded.” (also included in the word count)
- include the word “orange” in the story
- write in the same genre you normally write
- make your story 200 words exactly!
“Shadows crept across the wall”
As the voiceover tries to scare the crap out of the movie theater, I glance to my right. Casually. Of course.
David sits next to me. Maybe if I look scared, he’ll put his arm around me. Protectively. I can be a damsel in distress. It does not matter that I’m 5’10. For crying out loud, I was Juliet in the last play put on by the wonderful school drama club.
Suddenly, everybody screams. I turn my attention back to the screen. Some girl with an orange tank top is running up the stairs, bleeding. Doesn’t she know that she should try to get out of the house? Unless she has wings and knows how to fly away, she’s not going to make it.
David laughs, “Look at you, toughie.” I jump. The movie doesn’t terrify me but the little butterflies running through my entire body when David, my best friend’s boyfriend, whispers in my ear freak me out. I look pass him and notice her smiling happily at me. My stomach hurts. I concentrate on the stupid movie. The voiceover starts again.
“Before she turned into a monster, she closed her eyes. Everything faded.”
Hope you enjoyed it! You should definitely check out the other entries there. I already read some amazing writing and it´s really funny to see how we all come up with something different!