This is the first challenge of the Platform Building Campaign. Our instructions:
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, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), do one or more of these:
- end the story with the words: "everything faded." (also included in the word count)
- include the word "orange" in the story
- write in the same genre you normally write
- make your story 200 words exactly!
Shadows crept across the wall, memories playing out on the screen before me. This is what I thought it would be like when I first arrived – not so much the life flashing before my eyes but having the chance to look on who I was…what I did… I was glad that the good was more prevalent than the bad and though I wasn’t the final judge, I was most often my own harshest critic. It was nice to finally feel peace.
I couldn’t help but smile when I recognized the scene I got to watch. Charlie and I were heading to a concert, and he showed up in a new orange Dodge Charger. His intelligence never super ceded his sense of humor, and Dukes of Hazzard, as far as he was concerned, was the epitome of television.
It was after that concert that he proposed. The happiness I felt then was overwhelming and, looking back on the scene, I was still amazed at how that grew beyond what I thought possible. The screen skipped to our first kiss as husband and wife, I remembered the love, finally enjoying the tranquility I thought I could have. On the screen, everything faded.
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