The First Campaigner Challenge has been posted! Here is what it entails:
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’s my entry. 200 words. Ta-daaa!
The door swung open, and the little mouse jumped through.
Now, little mice should not just jump through doors whenever they open. Little mice do not know what is on the other side. Little mice are very little, and big rooms are very, very big.
But this little mouse did not know that. He was too little to know about big scary things. He was only just a baby not very many days ago. The little mouse did not know anything about the big, big world.
But he wanted to find out. So he left his house one day when his mother was not looking. And he came to a door. And when the wind blew the door open a little, he jumped through to the other side.
And there he saw a pair of big, scary eyes. And those eyes were staring right at him.
So the little mouse turned and ran as fast as he could back through the door, and into his house, faster than those big eyes could follow. As long as those eyes stayed on the other side of the door, he would be safe. Then the wind blew again and the door swung shut.
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