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)
My story is exactly 200 words and I managed to use "The door swung open" and "The door swung shut."
This story is dedicated to all the students starting school this week. Good luck!
The door swung open. A meatball whizzed by my head landing with a splat on a locker before sliding to the ground.The cafeteria was wild with protest. I wanted out, but someone pushed me in and used me as a shield. Spaghetti stuck to my neck.
“Down with school lunch,” they screamed.
I held my brown bag, picked off the wet noodles and ducked trying to make my way to the courtyard.At the food counter angry lunch ladies waved spatulas and the principle’s bald head was now covered with sauce and overcooked carrots.
Crumbs of a dried brownie rained down into my hair. I clutched my brown lunch bag and made a dash to the door while avoiding the milk cartons and puddles.I was one step away from food fight freedom when someone pointed and said. “You. Class President. Do something!”
I wanted to get food out of my hair, I wanted quiet; I wanted to forget that I, Jessie K. Burgenstein, was class President.I climbed and stood on the table. “Principle Taylor I demand we have McDonald's on the menu!”
It went quiet. They cheered. The lunch ladies stormed out and the door swung shut.