Rachel Harrie second Campaign Challenge. Here are the deets:
Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should:
• include the word "imago" in the title
• include the following 4 random words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity,"
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post.
For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY!
I had to look up these words and it was hard to get something that makes sense to me. Hopefully I pulled it off. =)
Beyond the gaping lacuna where beacons of trash rose like spires, emitting a miasma of stench, I stood. The enigmatic synchronicity of decaying nutrients, rotted remains, and sinewy substances assaulted my hypersensitive antennae. The mountainous refuse alluded to peace where oscitation of the indigenous species were sometimes a prelude of what was to come. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
I stood perched on my six appendages until my stomach rumbled. With legs I could barely control, I wobbled into the dankness of the shack nestled between the mounds of dead things where she waited.
“Why are you doing this?” she asked, pulling at her restraints.
I opened my mouth to speak but the sounds were a myriad of screeches, incomprehensible to the human ear. Mirrored shards reflected the monstrosity I had become.
“Professor,” she sobbed. “Don’t do this. I’m sorry. It was my fault. I should never have fallen asleep in your lab class.”
I laughed as my newfound appendages sliced at her. Like hedge trimmers, they tore through soft flesh. I laughed as I dug my head into the bliss warmth and feasted.
If I had a quarter for every kid who fell asleep in my lab class…
Thanks for reading.