If you're a Campaigner, even if you aren't, and are interested in entering giving this crazy challenge a try here are the rules, verbatim (copy and pasted actually).
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 swings open. There is a man in the room. Your gun rises. The bullet plows into him. He falls to the ground without a sound. He convulses fighting to breathe, and you drag him out of sight, leaving him to bleed out.
You climb through a window emerging into a walled garden. The bushes are low. The cover is sparse. Your armor is black. There is no moon. You fade silently into the shadows.
He comes into a garden, flanked by two others. Emerging from the shadows, gun out, you shoot him. He dies. They shoot you. You shoot them. You live. They don’t.
A Doctor examines your bio armor. You watch him, disinterested, not registering the pain as he digs out the bullet. He tells you to stand. He tells you to lift your arm. He tells you to wiggle your fingers. You do it all as he watches. He nods and tells you you’re going home. The war is over. You’ve won. You stare at him blankly, awaiting his orders.
He looks at you, his mouth bent up, baring his teeth. You stare straight ahead, and he tells you to go.
The door swings shut.