Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Ima-Go before You" - Second Campaign Challenge

Ima-Go before You

It was like breathing in the scent of miasma, potent and harmful as the sickly sweet smell assaulted my nose and surrounded me.  I couldn’t do it.  This was going to be the end of me.  I stared at my reflection in the mirror, groaning internally.  I should be at Traci and Scott’s wedding, but the synchronicity of the wedding and the party conflicted. 

“Are you ready, Mia?” Sierra called from outside.

“Nope, never,” I mumbled, pulling at my curls.

They would surely oscitate at just the sight of me.  Sierra stepped inside, adjusting her beautiful plunging dress in the mirror and winked at me.  It was completely unfair how pretty she looked and I was about two crayons short of a box of 64 brightly colored wax instruments for rambunctious toddlers. 

“I can’t do this.”

“There’s a lacuna in your plan, dear.  I believe it’s the sixteen four-year-olds waiting for you with the power to revolt and severely injure you.  Come on; let’s just get it over with.”

I frowned.  “I will never live this down.”

Sierra laughed, leaving me alone.  I picked up the red foam nose and stuck it on.  I really hated clowns.




There's my second campaign challenge, exactly 200 words again.  We had to use four random words; "miasma", "synchronicity", "oscitate", and "lacuna".  Also, we had to use the word "Imago" in the title.  Bonus points if we could include a mirror and have it to be exactly 200 words. 

Hope you liked it!

If you do, feel free to go here and vote for #95!  Thank you!

23 comments:

  1. Oh, I like the surprise ending! Good job with the challenge...

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  2. Ohh a clown costume. I feel for her.

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  3. Man, she should be rockin' that wedding, instead she's a clown! What's that saying about Murphy's Law? Nice job Kirsta, very well done! I'm #34.

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  4. Very cute, I wasn't sure what you were until the end! ; )

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  5. Ha! That was cute. I had no idea until the end. Good job! :)

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  6. Same here, you kept me guessing, nice job!

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  7. Whoa! That one required a re-read. Nice job!

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  8. I hate clowns too! A lot. You had me going there for a bit, but the ending answered everything!

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  9. Yes clowns are really scary LOL! I love the ending :) Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower :)
    (My entry is #113)

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  10. That's a great twist ending. Good job. It's hard to write with those crazy words! I LOVE that you said, "Ima-go"that's the first thing that came to mind for me too. LOL I'm a new follower and #119.

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  11. That's funny and clowns really creep me out. Nicely done. Mine is #29

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  12. thats a sad clown story =D
    great job!

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  13. I love this, and I love your title! Great job sneaking in the challenge words. Sixteen four years old? Poor Mia!
    Mine is #3.

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  14. Oh no! Clowns. I can't say I'm a big fan, either. That's an experience I'd rather not share here. But! Your entry is awesome. I could feel the impending doom approaching your character.

    Great job, Krista! :)

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  15. Ahh great twist. Good job on getting all the words in your entry. Nice one :)

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  16. Hey, good setup for a real crisis! I love the crayon analogy too. Well done. I'm over from the campaign. (#142)

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  17. Ew ew ew ew ew clowns... I hate clowns...

    But this was really well done. I liked how you fit all the words in, and were I ever to become a clown (God forbid) I'd probably feel the exact same way.

    Good luck!

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  18. Love that twist! Great job with those words.

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  19. Eww, clowns. And what a contrast you draw between the two women. Great piece.

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  20. Poor girl! I wondered what she had to do!

    The Write Soil

    Mine is #50.

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  21. I love how you changed imago to ima-go. That was awesome :)

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  22. Loved the title and loved the twist...great story.

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  23. Nice job capturing your MC's emotions and I love how she compared herself to a box of crayons. :)

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