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    Third Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign

     FIRST CHALLENGE

     

    This Campaign will run from August 22nd to October 31st. hosted by @RachaelHarrie

    This week’s challenge is to write a 200 word story that starts with “The door swung open…” To add an extra bit on the challenge I will end the story with “The door swung shut.” And I have made the story exactly 200 words (not including the title)

    To Hades:

    The door swung open and throwing her hands to her mouth was all Marie could do to hold back the whimper that urged to escape from her throat. He had come for her.

    Micha’s raged eyes were like tidal waves ready to consume her in an instant, “Marie, it’s time to go.”

    He doesn’t understand that she wasn’t taken she escaped. It doesn’t matter his delusions are too strong for any words or actions to change his mind.

    To him, Marie was his.

    Micha’s hand gripped her arm and tugged her forward. Her weight jolted backwards in a struggle to wretch herself free, “You’re not responding well to this situation. I know you’re scared but this is the only way to save you.” He pulled her close to his taunt body his arms enveloping her as he brushed the hair out of her face.

    “Where are you taking me?” Marie closed her eyes a single prayer in her mind that he would come to his senses.

    “To Hades. It’s the only place I know I can protect you.” His dark black wings expand behind him as he carries Marie out the door. Wind cascaded behind them the door swung shut.

    Like my story? Please vote for me over HERE:  by clicking the little thumps up like button! I’m # 251 on the list! Don’t forget to check out all the other lovely contestants while your at it!

    Mark the dates :

    1. First Campaigner Challenge – Monday, September 5 200 word story staring with “The door swung open…” (check)
    2. Second Campaigner Challenge – Thursday, September 22
    3. Third Campaigner Challenge – Monday, October 17

    Check out all the detail on the campaign over at RACH WRITES

    Use the hash tag #writecampaign to join the conversation on Twitter

    ~Glitterlady

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Comments

  • Michael Haynes 2:27 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

    Oooh… I wonder what happens next!

    Mine is #131 if you’re curious to check it out.

    • glitterlady 10:03 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

      Thax for stopping by- and yes those who actually read my manuscript or side stories based on the story will know what happens next and what happened before… dun DUn DUN!

  • kinetic writing 4:17 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

    Love it!

  • David Powers King 5:12 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

    “To Hades.” Awesome! I wasn’t expecting that. Perfect way to end your story.

    Great job, Glitter! 🙂

    • glitterlady 10:04 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

      Or just the perfect begining… [eerie music ensues]

  • Mytrickstergod 7:51 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

    Mmm, hades. It already sounded like a treat to my eyes when I saw Hades and fire!
    I love the conflicting tension between the characters, and the fact that we all know what the situation is with her except for the guy trying to save her.
    It brings to mind the saying: the road to hell is paved by good intentions.
    In this case though, it actually IS true!
    But i wanna know why she is resisting and why Hades must be the only safe haven for her!
    It is qutie a conundrum that, by the will of hell, you must resolve in another flash entry fiction.
    >:3 And I do stress “by the will of hell…”

    • glitterlady 10:05 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

      I like to make my villians complex.. they are more dangerous and scary in my opinion when they think they are being the good guy. [clacks fingers together michieviuosly] Muwahahaha

  • coleen patrick 9:13 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

    Great post, very intriguing! 😉

  • Lori M. Lee 9:53 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

    Very intriguing. Great way to build suspense and questions.

  • Miranda Hardy 10:27 pm on September 7, 2011 | # | Reply

    Very nice! I really enjoyed reading it. Good job all around.

  • Damyanti 3:50 am on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

    Love the post….and picture you posted for Hades.

    Would like to remind you and your readers to take a look at the The Rule of Three Blogfest —a month-long extravaganza in the fictional town of Renaissance this October, with some great prizes, comment love, and of course, a lot of exposure and constructive feedback for your writing.

    All story genres are welcome to find their home in the fabled town of Renaissance!

  • Jocelyn Rish 4:10 am on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

    Well, you know things are bad when Hades is the safest place for you! 🙂 Really liked the imagery of the black wings.

    • glitterlady 4:14 am on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

      I guess it depends on what side your on, and for him it’s all he can think of to save her… But she doesnt think she needs to be saved… Matter of opinion I guess. Thax for reading!

  • Isis Rushdan 9:57 am on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

    Very intriguing! Then again, you had me at Hades :). I want to know more, especially if the underworld is the safest place for her.

  • Tara 2:10 pm on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

    Oh, well, that was intriguing! Hades to protect her? He does sound crazy. I want more!

  • jamilajamison 5:07 pm on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

    Oooh, I love this!

    Growing up, one of my favorite myths was about Persephone and Hades. In the version I read, Hades is a much more sympathetic character who really did like Persephone, and I always felt a little sorry for him. This is one reason why I hated Disney’s “Hercules,” because they made Hades such a one-dimensional creature. I’ve been much more interested in the Underworld ever since.

    • glitterlady 7:43 pm on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

      That one is my favorite myth as well. I absolutely loved the statue representing them in the Roma Museum I visited in 09. Simply poetic.

  • bridgetstraub 5:57 pm on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

    Nicely done. Mine is #72

  • Margaret 7:12 pm on September 8, 2011 | # | Reply

    Oh I can really feel her powerlessness here !

  • Jenn 6:08 am on September 9, 2011 | # | Reply

    Wow, I’m completely impressed by how campaigns/fests you are doing. I hope you like blog awards:

    http://ofthebirchwood.blogspot.com/2011/09/in-which-i-get-blog-award-and-multiply.html

  • Cheryl Anne Ham (@CherylAHam) 3:46 pm on September 9, 2011 | # | Reply

    I’d love to read more of this. Captivating.

  • Angelina C. Hansen (@AngelinaCHansen) 11:54 pm on September 9, 2011 | # | Reply

    Interesting juxtaposition. Micha is so protective and kind.

  • Sonia Lal 1:17 am on September 10, 2011 | # | Reply

    Like the imagery in this! Like how Hades is the safest place.

  • Bryce Daniels 3:18 am on September 10, 2011 | # | Reply

    Ah, yes. I remember Micha well. You do a great job with this, Stevie! Love it.

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