Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Mother's an Imago

Rachael Harrie is at it again with another crazy challange. Here are the rules.

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. (DID THAT)  

include the following 4 random words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity," (DID THAT)
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post. (DID THAT)

For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY! (AND DID THAT)
Upon doing some research the random words above are actually words. Yes, Rachael did do that! This was quite the challange. Here are the terms  according to Wikepedia and about.com to help you understand my flash fistion story below.

* In biology, the imago is the last stage of development of an insect, after the last ecdysis of an incomplete metamorphosis, or after emergence from the pupa where the metamorphosis is complete. As this is the only stage during which the insect is sexually mature and, if it is a winged species, has functional wings, the imago is often referred to as the adult stage.
*The miasma theory (also called the miasmatic theory) held that diseases such as cholera, chlamydia or the Black Death were caused by a miasma (ancient Greek: "pollution"), a noxious form of "bad air".
*a lacuna is a gap (in text)

*oscitate To gape; to yawn.

*Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner.

Let me know how I did and if you enjoy this please CLICK HERE to vote! I'm #136

My Mother’s an Imago

My bed shook and I woke to oscitate at an angry mother shaking my mattress. Joy. She was in a lovely mood. At least I still had ten minutes before the bus came. With luck it would be late again due to Delany losing another contact.

My mom complained, “Get your lazy butt out of bed!”

I smiled thinking of ways to sick some miasma at her. Then she would go back to bed and forget all about me going to school today. What a synchronicity that would be.

I dressed with clothes that were on the edge of my bed. I checked the mirror to see if my frizzed hair was tamed. That was a BIG no, and then I shoved an orange in my backpack.

“Don’t forget your report. Although the lacuna’s are sure to get you an F.”

I took the papers and headed for the door, “Love you mom.”

“So, how’d we do?”

“Vocabulary-check, Science-check.”

My mom clapped, “and what am I today?”

“Imago, because I know how much you like ladybugs.” I smiled.

“And drama.”

“Double check!”

“Love you honey. I’m glad we had this study session.”

I left knowing I would ace my tests.”


J. A. Bennett said...

lol! That is cute :)

David Powers King said...

Lovely. I like how your character isn't concerned about being late. Reminds me of a younger me.

Great job, Kerri! :)

F.E. Sewell said...

Aw cute! Takes me back to my high school days. :)

Sheri L. Swift said...

So sweet, love the interaction between mother and child. ; )

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the dialogue! :)

Jen said...

I love the relationship between mother and child here. It's fun.
Mine is #3.

Daina Rustin said...

So cute!

Steph Schmidt said...

I kinda hated the mom until that last little bit. Changed how I saw the scene completely. Bravo!

Christine Rains said...

That was cute! Fun use of the words. Good job. :)

Michelle Merrill said...

Good job! I like the way you used the words :)

Katy said...

Aww, such a cute spin on this! I wasn't sure I liked the mom at first, but yep... she turned out to be awesome. Great job!

K.T. Hanna said...

I love the way they interact with each other. And the daughter is fantastically blase about being late for school.
Well done!

Joelle said...

Drew me from the first line. Love how they get along and her mom helps her.

E. Arroyo said...

LOL. Nice. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

cleverly done. Mine is #29

Cherie Colyer said...

This is very cute! I really enjoyed it :)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Love it, Kerri! Great job making a good story out of those words!!

Anonymous said...

Nice take on the challenge. Fun dialogue too.

Gary Gauthier said...

Kerri, I keep thinking that I've met all the campaigners, but there are still some I haven't run into yet. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your story has a nice personal touch and your dialog is believable.

Rachel McClellan said...

Loved the voice in this one. It brought back memories. Good job! I'm a new follower, and my entry is 125.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Love how you wove the challenge words into the scene.

Jessica Therrien said...

Great entry...I'll be following your blog :)

Karen deBlieck said...

You do a great job of showing the relationship between the teen and the mom. Great job!