Flash Fiction – Door Duty

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!

Door Duty

Macy knew she had locked the door, but something inside her told her to go back and check. It was wide open. There were no sounds to be heard from down the steps which scared her more than if she had heard screaming. Every citizen took turns checking that the door stayed locked. 

Macy took a deep breath and began to walk towards the door. That is when she finally heard the guttural howl from below. Without a second thought, she slammed the door and locked it. She planned to be sick the next time it was her turn.

7 responses to “Flash Fiction – Door Duty”

  1. Sounds like jury duty!

    We are all flawed too, how are we meant to keep the monsters at bay?! Surely they know something horrid will come of a system like this.

    Fantastic thrills in this one Heather. I’m scared to imagine this as real, but I feel it already is.


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