The Second Challenge in the Third Writers Platform-Building Campaign was a tough one! (And I was happy to know I wasn't the only one who had to use the dictionary!) Here's what we had to do:
- Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title, in any format (flash fiction, nonfiction, blog musings, poem, etc.) (done!)
- Include the word "imago" in the title (done!)
- Include the following 4 words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchonicity" (done!)
Here's my entry:
The Imagoes of Insanity
In the hours of the night, in the space where one minute surrenders to the next, the lacuna between logic and madness leers.
You stare it down.
But the blank, black space oscitates, its dark throat slurping down the few strands of reason that still hold you in place.
Your mind is now unbound.
But the synchronicity of relief and terror is sweet and short-lived.
Insanity swarms you, its horde of six-legged, multi-eyed imagoes skittering over you, in you, searching for a place to lay their eggs, to secure their future, to seal your fate.
The miasma of madness surrounds you.
You wear its stench like a perfume, your very own signature scent.
(Hey, fellow Campaigners, I'm #85 in case you want to head over here and "Like" my entry!)