Rachael Harrie the originator of the Author’s Champaign has posted the second challenge. Here are the rules.
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!
Here is my story:
Imago, the Goal
After reading a couple of the stories here on the campaigner’s challenge number two, my mouth oscitated. They were so good. I knew I could never compete. There was a big lacuna in my writer’s craft. I just don’t have the skill. I write picture books and memoir in synchronicity. If I were to win a prize for my kind of writing, I would truly oscitate. The words to be included in the story create a miasma in my brain. I had to look them up in the dictionary, they were so obscure. My thoughts wandered like ships in a miasma.
Yesterday, pondering this, I looked in a broken mirror and felt it was telling me what to write about. I woke up thinking about it. I would just write the truth. I would tell everyone how inexperienced I am. How I don’t know how to write anything that’s not real or hasn’t happened to me. How I don’t know how to write anything that isn’t memoir or creative nonfiction. The mirror said it all. Now there’s nothing left but to post my confession. At least it will set the record straight for everyone; maybe it will even entertain.
Word has this at exactly 200 words excluding the title. I am number 62 under Campaigner’s Second Challenge: Imago, the Goal. I hope you like it.