I’m not sure if I should post this, i have never used these words before and the image I portay below is not one I have ever attempted before either, but I thought I would give it a go…
in response to Rachael’s second campaign challenge, the rules of which are noted below.
The Challenge is:
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 entry:
The Imago Fusion
Feeling the fibers of the rope cutting through her fingers as the swing bridge shredded, giving way allowing the imago, the repulsive image to rise from the frightening depth below her, its noise deafening. Where the bridge had served her before now only a gaping oscitation stretched out and below, the lacuna beckoning. Hanging unable to help herself, fingers burning, sweating, pain searing through her body, terror in her eyes at the thought of the inevitable synchronicity evolving her and below along with its pungent miasma air, this thing, this vial thing waiting to envelop her. The blood dripped from her hand felt warm on her cheek. In her mind the imago fusion revolted her; she couldn’t scream even if she wanted to, no one would hear her. Why, oh why had she decided to turn back, what a fool she had been. She closed her eyes as the mirror image of what was to come seared through her brain causing her to vomit and she released her hold, plunging through the lacuna, the rancid miasma her last thought.
It was thrilling, but I didn’t quite follow as to what the imago fusion is.
what is the imago infusion?
The image of her and what was below her, what repulsed her….thankyou for making me think about this again.
“she released her hold, plunging through the lacuna, the rancid miasma her last thought.”
Beautiful line. Felt the tension through out the entire piece. Very well done.
Thankyou FE, it’s a first time for me doing such an extreme as thriller/science fic, one is stretched and amazed at what the imagination can produce. Thankyou for the compliment.
“Inevitable synchronicity” — this sounds so chilling! Great job!
Mine is #3.
Thankyou Jen, pleased to see I got the required response. Will pop over to find yours.
Ooh great job including the words like that. Very thrilling with a touch of paranormal. Nice job!
Thankyou so much Catherine for your encouragement. Glad you liked it.
such long sentences! whoa. But I like the descriptions.
Oh!, sorry Sonia, got carried away, it seemed to just come at a rush once I started. Glad you liked it.
Again I am impressed by how visual some of these entries are. Nice job. Mine is #29
Thankyou bridgetstraub, I am just surprised at what I have been able to do since this campaign started. Going outside my comfort zone.
Just starting to read the entries. Very vivid, tense description, Diane. The terror is palpable, great job!
Thankyou Joanna, This is definately not my in my area of writing. I nearly didn’t post but thought, given the chance to stretch outside the norm, the feedback is encouraging,… so why not have a go! Thankyou again.
This was a real toughie, wasn’t it. You’ve got some tense writing here but, even though I’ve just posted mine up, I’m still not quite sure what the words really mean!! Thank you again for the award. I’ve redeveloped it into a Friendly Blogger Award (hope you don’t mind) and there’s a link to you on my today’s blog post 🙂
Thankyou, yes it was a toughie. Your welcome re the award, will check out your blog. Thanks for dropping by, hope you are having fun.
Very visual, but a little confusing. Nice emotions. ; )
Sorry you found it confusing, could be I didn’t explain, there is a vial supernatural creature below her, waiting for her to fall. Maybe this helps? Pleased you liked the emotion, Sheri. Not really understanding some of the words did make it hard to do.
I had to look up the words first before I did mine also. This is very suspenseful.
Thankyou Myne, so pleased you came by.
Whoa. Gripping. I enjoyed the sense of danger you employed here.
Great job! 🙂
Thankyou David, glad you enjoyed it.
Great miasma fusion confusion. Loved your flash fiction and your interviews with the kids. We need those conversations to know what these young readers are thinking.
Thankyou Lee very much for your kind comments. As a new writer it is always wonderful to get some encouraging feedback. I was very interested and loved your blog for a number of reasons. I loved that you have traveled and even more amazed that you had spent some time in Vientiane in Laos. I have not long returned from a visit there and spent a few days in Luang Pabang, see my story https://thepatientdreamer.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/the-children-of-laos/. I have also spent many holidays in Hong Kong. I also love your blog, quotes and support for a writer who is giving some of the proceeds of his book to charity. Look forward to reading more.
Great sense of fear in this piece. Good job with those tricky words.
Thankyou Raelyn …lol. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by, hope you will come again.
What imagery! Nice use of the words. I could feel the tension. Good job!
Thankyou very much Christine for your comment. Glad you liked it.
A lot of emotion and imagery. Well done Diane! Sorry it has taken me so long. Have my computer back for a day, but something is still wrong. So, I’m trying to make a few comments.
Thankyou Pat for your comment.
That’s Okay, hope all will be fixed in good time.
Oooh, creepy. You said you didn’t write poetry, but this is very poetic–lots of vivid imagery. Love the scene you create!
Thankyou Cheryl, pleased you enjoyed the scene, …. mmm I only dabble in poetry…lol.
This piece is so full of tangible imagery. You do a great job of painting the fear of her last moments. Great job!!
Thankyou Karen. So pleased you liked it, nice of you to pop in.