Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. 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!
The door swung open, the sweet scent of roses wafting into the quiet hallway. Scott scanned the room. Just like he left it.
“Oh, Scott. It’s beautiful.” Celina smiled up at him, love shimmering from her face. She’d changed out of her wedding gown and swirled her long hair up into a clip.
He couldn’t resist. He tugged at the clip and chestnut hair cascaded down her back in gentle waves.
“You’re beautiful, Celina.” Scott framed her cheeks with his hands, awe filling him that this long-awaited night had finally arrived. His lips met hers, at first light and teasing, tasting her sweetness, then deepening, growing anxious for more.
Her hands tightened around his back. A low moan escaped her throat.
Desire throbbed through his veins. He broke the kiss and pulled back reluctantly. “Let’s go inside. Are you ready?”
Her head bobbed. “Oh yeah.”
“That’s my love.” He scooped her up into his arms and nuzzled his lips against the creamy expanse of her neck. Her short breaths fanned his ear. Thank You, God, for helping us wait.
“I love you, Celina.” Scott carried her into the room and nudged the door with his shoe. The door swung shut.