August 5: Flash Fiction Challenge An Open Door

August 5, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about an open door. It can be literal or metaphorical. What is behind the door? Who is seeking and why? As the writer, how will you manage the discovery? Go where the prompt leads!

Freedom! That’s what lay beyond the opened door.

If only I could be brave enough to take that step.

The shackles that bound me were growing tighter, pulling me into a dark abyss I knew would be my end.

I had long harboured the desire to escape, find my own way. Threats kept me in my place. Financial ruin, public humiliation, alienation from my family.

So, I labored within the confines I allowed to be imposed on me.

But one day, the shackles fell, the door opened, I turned my back on misery and looked into a new world.

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5 Responses to August 5: Flash Fiction Challenge An Open Door

  1. Sadje says:

    Great symbolization of the open door.

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