Just a reminder that my blog hop contest for the Book Night in a Box is only open until midnight tonight. Hurry and enter!
Most of you know that I'm doing the Platform Campaign and the first challenge came through. Here it 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!
So, here is my offering:
The door swung open. “I’ve been waiting a long time for this,” the man said, walking toward me.
My wrists physically twitched underneath the straps. “I could say the same thing,” I gritted out. “Why don’t you take these restraints off and we’ll fight this out like men.”
He gave a soft laugh. “I think not. My way is much more effective.” He pulled out a small array of instruments that I knew would torture my body for hours. Adrenaline raced through my system. “Is there anything you’d like to say before we begin?”
“Where is Kate?” My fists clenched even saying her name out loud in this man’s presence.
“She’s next door, asking the same thing about you,” he said, leaning over my cot.
Knowing Kate was so near was just the incentive I needed. Kicking my legs forward, I twisted his shoulders between my knees until I had him in a makeshift headlock. Squeezing as hard as I could I waited until I felt his body go slack. I finished working on the wrist straps with my teeth, strapped the man down, then I went to get Kate, leaving without a backward glance as the door swung shut.
And it's exactly 200 words. Woohoo!
So, in addition to the 200 words I wrote above, I wrote 2878 words on my work in progress. Not great numbers, but it's still progress and slow and steady gets the job done, right?
How did you do this week?
Oh, if you want to go and "like" my 200 word piece, you can go here. I'm #244. :)