Saturday, 1 October 2011

Iago Imago Magoo - Second Campaigner Challenge

The Challenge is:
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!


Mirror mirror on the wall, who's fairest of them all?

Compared to you, I would opine the imago of the miasma-loving fly that emerges from the maggot boring through rancid carrion

Whose vanity table did you adorn originally, Tamerlaine's or Stalin's?

A dreary synchronicity of cruelty, but none that can rival my own waspish tongue

A lacuna in your logic that oscitates so achingly

How so?

A mirror faithfully reflects what it's confronted with does it not? Light and optics and what noptics...


Your glass can tarnish. Your silvered back degrades. Your focal plane slowly unhinged, your vision is not so true after all

A tad less sharply focused, but then I redeem that with the tartness of my verbal judgements

Only, you are limited by the lacuna in your vocabulary

I credit I express myself adequately. Sufficient to cut to humanity's quick

Then a maven such as yourself would know that 'imago' has a further, more modern rendering?

You're aware Freud sniffed cocaine off my vitreous body 'for medical purposes', or so he claimed

I'm more Lacanian. His positing of the 'mirror stage'. So with this big, slobbery osculation, I'm agoin' to attain the ideal form of me


Anonymous said...

LOL, good job with those tricky words!

Cherie Colyer said...

Very creative! Nice job :)

Trisha said...

I'm not entirely clear on what's happening, but I THINK two inanimate objects are conversing. And I like it! hehe. good job!

Unknown said...

Very interesting! I had to read it more than once. Two mirrors comparing their past services. Great analogy and use of the words.
I enjoyed this one.

K.T. Hanna said...

This is a great entry :D

My absolute favourite line has to be:
A lacuna in your logic that oscitates so achingly

Love this approach and you used the words so well, I barely noticed them

Debra Marrs said...

Love it! This could be fun! Thanks for the prompt. I'm off to take up the challenge.

David P. King said...

That was excellent!

Seriously. This is a take on the magic mirror I've never seen before. Major points for your creativity!

Great job! :)

F.E. Sewell said...

Best entry about a mirror so far.

Love this line: "Light and optics and what noptics..."


the wild magnolia said...

Interesting and clever!