The Gas Chamber
The shadows lengthened as the guards searched with the light. I was huddled next to my best friend Bucket. She was notorious for being a prankster so this was probably not my best move. I could see her eyes glint dangerously as she turned, grinned mischievously, and then shuffled herself round so her orange pajama-clad bottom was facing me. Too late I realized what she was planning. There was a muffled puffing sound and then a disgusting toxic-smelling cloud enveloped me as everything faded.
The Rules: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “Shadows crept across the wall”. If you want to give yourself an added challenge, do one or more of these:
• end the story with the words: "everything faded."
• include the word "orange" in the story
• write in the same genre you normally write
• make your story 200 words exactly
I have done everything and it is exactly 200 words. I would love to know what you think.