OK, a year has gone by and there have been 365 openings. Time to change things up just a little bit. Instead of just an opening paragraph there may be more than just one paragraph. A couple of paragraphs. I’m still going to try to keep it short, however.
Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:
“It’s happening again.”
“What is?” I glanced up from my work to see my wife standing in the doorway, a look of abject fear on her face and I knew the answer to the question. I reached out, took hold of her hand and brought it to my lips.
“Listen to me very carefully, Lisa. It can’t happen again. Both you and I know that the portal was sealed the last time we came through. There is no way in Heaven or, in particular, Hell that the portal can be breached.”
“Then why do I feel Mephistopheles breath on me when I walk through the house. Something’s wrong Duncan and we have to find out what.”
Post a link to the story in the comments.