Today is the second Challenge of Rachel Harrie’s Platform Building Campaign!
The rules are to 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:
Imago – Last state of development of an insect.
Miasma – A noxious form of “bad air”.
Lacuna – Is a gap, ditch, hole.
Oscitate – To gape.
Synchronicity – Is the experience of two or more events that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner.
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 200 word count entry. Enjoy :)
The lacuna behind the falls is where they lived, the venomous coralflies, fresh from their imago stage. The suffocating heat helps them fully mature and secrete chemicals from their glands. If Jake can extract some, he can make the serum and save Lilly’s life.
The waterfall was like a mirror, showering me with my reflection as I reached through it, but couldn’t feel any insects.
Without hesitation, I took off my glove and reached back in.
Slimy and wet from their recent molting, I grabbed a few and shoved them in my bag before attempting to climb back up the slick rocks. When Jake noticed the bite marks all over my arm his mouth began to oscitate.
Which each pull on the rope, my eyes watered as the venom pulsed and raged through my body and was in synchronicity with each beat of my heart.
Jake pulled me over the ledge and my last thoughts were of my Lilly and her new chance at life.
So there you have it. Feel free to let me know what you thought of it. If you liked it enough to vote, please look for me here and click the "like" button. I'm #11. :)
©Alynza Smith 2011