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Thursday, September 22, 2011

2nd Campaigner Challenge

Since the Imago came…

From the porch swing I can see miasma painting the sky grey as the sun falls. I know I should hate the color like I do every other gray thing in this world since the Imago came, but the way it swirls is nothing less than beautiful.

Tomorrow’s the day. Tomorrow Jax will leave to fight the Imago. Tomorrow I may never see him again.

Our minds share strong synchronicity. He knows I’m thinking about him, because he steps from the house and onto the porch.

He gives me a hesitant smile, and I mirror it back. He doesn’t speak as he sits next to me. He takes my hand and I sigh. I love the way his hand fits into mine.

“It’s going to work. We’re going to beat them,” Jax’s husky voice holds me tight.

“You don’t know for sure. What if you don’t come back?” I whisper.

Jax answers me with a kiss. He skips the sweet soft beginning and jumps right to the hot hungry middle. His kisses fill me to my lacuna, until there isn’t one part that doesn’t belong to him. I oscitate and try to catch my breath.

“I’ll be back,” he promises.

This is my 200 word entry for Rachel Harrie’s 2nd Campaigner Challenge. I got in early *cheers*, I'm number 14!

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 (DONE)

· include the following 4 random words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity," (DONE)

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post. (DONE)

For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY! (DONE)

And can I just say…Holy Cow those words were hard!

-Angie

46 comments:

elizabethanne said...

I hope he'll be back, I hope they'll win -- you tell a good story!

Abby said...

Cool! I haven't even seen the 2nd challenge yet! I am totally slacking. This is great though. I love the story. You definitely get my vote!

Christy Farmer said...

This is a sweet story Angie. I am rooting for them and for him to come home;)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Loved this! It definitely gets my vote! :D

Christine Tyler said...

Very natural use of the words. Didn't feel forced at all. Nice!

K.T. Hanna said...

I hope he gets home safe. Good job on using all the words. This definitely felt like much more of a challenge than the first! Well done!

David Powers King said...

Now I want to know what the Imago is. According to definition, you seem to mean it in an entirely different way. Interest piqued. I wants more.

Great job, Angie! :)

Sara Bulla said...

Bravo! Wow, way to go the distance! I'm impressed! :)

Nadja Notariani said...

...I love the way his hand fits into mine...
...but the way it swirls is nothing less than beautiful.


Great sentences! ~ Nadja

Tracy Z. said...

Good job incorporating all the words!

Brittany said...

Well done, Angie!

Susie Medwell said...

Lovely imagery & emotion.

Miranda Hardy said...

Yes, those are not easy word to weave in such a short space. Good job!

Dora Hiers said...

Whoa! Great job, Angie!

bridgetstraub.com said...

I love the way you worked the mirror in there. I forgot the mirror part. Mine is #29

Jeigh said...

Well done! This is the first romantic-y post I've seen, and it worked well.

Tara Tyler said...

yeah! and i liked the intensity of the scene, will he defeat it? but more importantly will he return alive!

raelynbarclay said...

Love it! Be still my romantic heart :) Great job getting those words in there.

Lady Gwen said...

Angie, nice use of Imago! Loved the interpretation. Great job! I'm #34.

Jen said...

Great job getting all those words in, and I love your world-building here. Reading this makes me want to know more! What is the Imago? Where did it come from, and how do you fight it? I like this a lot!
I'm # 3.

Sonia Lal said...

So sad! Like the use of the words.

Sheri L. Swift said...

Very nice, you made me want to read more! ; )

F.E. Sewell said...

Now I want to know what the Imago is. More, please!

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic! I love how you used the words in an original way. I also like the tension and heat of the piece. You have my Like vote!

Densley Family said...

Lacuna sounds creepy

Medeia Sharif said...

I hope they win the battle. This was a suspenseful piece.

Deana said...

Awesome job Angie! I followed your story perfectly which has been hard to do with the crazy words:)

LadyJai said...

Very romantic! Love it!

Joanna said...

Tension, suspense, romance... there's a lot in this short piece! Well done!

Cortney said...

I love how he skips to the hot hungry middle! This is very intense, I loved it! It's one of my favorites so far! I want to know what happens next!

julie fedderson said...

Yes! Love the romance and the kiss, well, the kiss makes the piece. Great job!

Zan Marie said...

Good job!

Brinda said...

I LOVE it. Going to vote for you. This line is great: He skips the sweet soft beginning and jumps right to the hot hungry middle.

You go, girl!

clarbojahn said...

You have created a wonderful story. I enjoyed it.

Myne Whitman said...

I'm really enjoying reading these challenge entries, this is great.

Doreen McGettigan said...

Ooooh this was so good! It reminded me a little of David and Goliath..I'm liking!

Claire said...

Great story and "holy cow" I agree with you on those damn words! Liked the hot hungry middle! I'm #133.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Very sweet. I want to know these two so much more. Great entry.

Cherie Colyer said...

I really enjoyed your entry. Nicely done! :)

Catherine Stine said...

Hey, good kiss! I like the skipping the beginning thingy. I'm over from the campaign, number #142. Cheers!

Ruth Josse said...

Angie, are you kidding me?! I loved this so much! I want to know what happened before and what happens next. Can you get on that?

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh yum! Love the way he skips the soft beginning...
I really hope he comes back.

AveryMarsh said...

Oooh, great ending and spectacular way to describe a kiss. More please. ;)

the wild magnolia said...

Hot mama! Good job.

kmckendry said...

Oh does he make it back? I want to keep reading!

Stephanie said...

Awww, I want to read more. Will he come back? Love the exploration of characters you have in such a short piece. Nice work.

Mine is 176

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