The rules of the challenge:
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!
Why not check out the other entries and vote on your favourite? Mine is below (I'm #57)... and yes, I managed to hit the 200 words!
'Secrets' by Susie Medwell
The door swung open silently; just far enough for her to see the red stiletto. New, shiny, with four inch heel. She edged forward, unable to stop herself. She didn’t need to see any more, but she had to.
The legs were long. Longer than hers. Black stockings stopped short to reveal strong toned thighs. The straps of the red suspender belt making a vivid statement against the pale flesh.
She realised that she was holding her breath, time frozen for both of them.
Her eyes widened as she took in the satin knickers, her satin knickers stretched taut over strong buttocks.
Something between a gasp of horror and hysterical laughter built up in her throat, threatening to burst out and shatter the brittle air. She could hear the blood thundering in her ears. It couldn’t be happening. It couldn’t be true.
The mass of red curls tumbling down the slim back clashed horribly with the scarlet red of the undies and shoes. That was more of an insult than anything. Not even matching. No taste.
The sound of revulsion escaped from her lips.
He spun round in horror; wig spinning free.
She fled. The door swung shut.