You know I'm going to end up following all of you back...eventually...when my child stops teething (Oh please let that be soon!)
Until then you get THIS first campaigner 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)
And here is my attempt:
The door swung open and all eyes were on me. The last time I had been dressed in all white at church was my first communion and while that had twice the people, not all of them were watching me as they were today.
I took my steps slowly, not wanting to make my sweetie wait, but just taking my time and letting it all in. We had been waiting years for this day and now that it was finally here I wanted to enjoy every minute of it.
Alot of my family didn't show up, not approving of the marriage, but as the people who truly cared about me looked on with awe as I made my way down the aisle, I knew that I was doing the right thing.
Finally I made it to the altar as the pastor looked down at me, I took one last look at the crowd before he began.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join Alison Marie Clark and Jennifer Louise Smith in Holy Matrimony."
And then on all the naysayers and angry protestors, the door slammed shut.
188 words, BOO YAH.