Rachael Harrie has done it again. Here are the guidelines:
“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
- include the following 4 random words: “miasma,” “lacuna,” “oscitate,” “synchronicity,”
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!”
I bashedmy foot against the dresser as I moved across the bloodied room. A sharp,glorious pain seared through my ankle. A smile crept across my face.
I leaned against theedge of the dresser to get a better look in the shattered mirror. Her listless body reflected back with many angles toinvestigate. I licked the coolness of the glass that reflected her untouched breasts,slicing my tongue on its sharp edge.
Like the mirror, shewas shattered, broken. Blood pooled in the lacunamy cleaver created. Her hair matted. Her porcelain face caved in. Exposed bonespeeked through her jacket and jeans. It teased me from all directions. Mydaughter was now perfect.
Time had stood still inmy dance. I didn’t care. I could do this forever. Shivers of pleasure pulsed inthe pit of my groin and my lust got the better of me. I played the death sceneout—perfect synchronicity between memoryand motion. I danced with death again and again.
Her body began todecay. I drew in a deep breath. The stench of her miasma rose from her battered body. I fell on the bed in exhaustionand began to oscitate.