Here is the second challenge for the Writers' Platform Building Campaign hosted by Rachael Harrie .
Write a blogpost in 200 words or less , excluding the title . It can be in any format . The blogpost should :
~ include the word "imago" in the title
~ include the following 4 random words : miasma , lacuna , oscitate , synchronicity
For those who want an even greater challenge (optional) , make your post 200 words EXACTLY !!
So I decided to give it a bash and covered all the above-mentioned items .
The African tableau outlined three characters trapped in a mixed miasma of distant memories , faded dreams and dangerous deals .
"Are the children ready ?" His huge frame reduced the tiny , makeshift wood and tin structure to half its size . "You don't want to keep me waiting now , do you ?" The glossy , ridged scar stopped just short of his upper lip – the same lip that attempted a smile … it didn't quite reach his restless eyes .
"We do dis deal togeder ," the uncle reassured him . "Noting go wrong . Everyting is fine . Go as planned ." He was desperate to avoid a repeat performance of the previous encounter .
The boy stared at his plate . Flies buzzed around a lump of congealed food. "I don't want to go , uncle ," eyes downcast , to conceal fearful eyes .
"You be ungrateful . Dis people dey help you , send you to good school , pay de school fees . You leave tomorrow . No tell your sister anyting . She no go understand ."
The ensuing lacuna shifted the dynamics of their relationship . Synchronicity manifested in flashes … elusive memories of urgent whispers … hurried footsteps under cover of dark …
The boy wondered about the stranger he had called uncle . A gaping vortex seemed to oscitate before him .
AND THAT'S A WRAP ! 200 WORDS ON THE BUTTON !!