“Hah! Who looks like god? Not me, certainly,” she grumbled aloud, certain that the comforting words the preacher had said this morning in church was just another miasma of religious pretension. “You can’t fill this lacuna with your empty words. Empty is empty and empty fills nothing.”
Mama would think her crazy to be talking to her reflection, but sometimes she thought Mama was crazy to believe in a god who would leave her in this hellhole with a missing Papa who could not even spell Cheryl right, stupid Latino.
“I certainly do not want to look like you either,” a voice said, startling her. “No, do not oscitate. I understand there has been a glitch in the spacetime continuum that has brought me here right at this moment, which has proven to be quite synchronistic, don’t you think?
Sheril stared at the bearded man reflected behind her left shoulder.
“Ah, all sorted out now,” he said, smiling.
“Who are you and what do you do in my room?” Sheril asked, turning to look behind her.
There was no one there.
Prompt: the second campaigner challenge.
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 [check]
- include the following 4 random words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity," [check]
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post. [check]
For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY! [check]
The 200 words was hard, this time. It kept getting either too long or too short. Like my post on rachael's blog (see link above) if you like it! It's number 167. :)