My story of 100 words follows. Thank you for reading, and your criticism is welcome. If you like, you’re welcome to give it a shot.
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Copyright –Claire Fuller
Dare Accepted (100 words)
The boys trembled before the abandoned church.
Although typical in its construction, it was once described as ornate inside, with gold inlaid ceilings and its halls lined with palatial statues. Tellers of the story claim that a groom kissed his bride, the doors locked, and all in attendance burned to their death.
On a dare, the boy pushed open the door. Expecting to see ashen walls, they saw a tidy, modest church. They crept toward the altar where they noticed a black rose.
“Don’t touch it,” an old man screamed and chased them out.
“I still win,” said the boy.