If it doesn't make sense, oh well. I tried. And it sounded good as I wrote it, but it may be the medication talking. ;)
So, here are the rules.
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)
For those who want an even greater challenge, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!
The door swung open.
I glanced up as two men dressed in gray suits stepped inside. They studied my family as we ate dinner.
I didn't miss the silver handcuffs that hung from the first man's belt. My heart sped up as I hid my shaking hands under the table.
"May I help you?" My father wiped his mouth with a napkin and stood, holding out a hand to greet them.
Both men stared at his hand until he dropped it.
The first man produced a piece of red paper from his pocket. "Raina Saline?"
My mother's gasp echoed through the room. I knew she was staring at me, but I couldn't look at her. I couldn't handle the shame I knew I would find in her eyes.
I stood, my hands clenched at my sides. "Yes?"
"You are under arrest. You will be transported to the detention center immediately. There will be no trial."
"Why? What has she done?" My father asked.
"Dad ... " I started.
The man who had spoken looked at me, his expression hard. "You have five minutes to say goodbye to your family." They turned to leave and the door swung shut.