Spasmodic Invasion

This is a response to the 100 Word Challenge which is hosted over at Velvet Verbosity . This week the word is – OCCUPY .

It seeped in … crept into every pore of her being , like a virus invading a host and multiplying a thousand times , spreading … until it eventually filled her every waking moment . It was a mental , physical and emotional saturation , like a wet sponge , soaked and heavy , unable to suck up another drop of liquid .

The empty spaces of her existence were no more . It whispered to her from every corner , crevice , nook and cranny . She could not escape its pull , its power , its passion .

She surrendered … it was a welcome relief … allowed the madness to occupy every facet of her life .

18 Comments

  1. Claire Robyns on September 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Very descriptive, love it!

    • mish on September 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you for the visit and positive comment ! Much appreciated .

  2. Arctic Wren on September 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, what a powerful image you set here, and it feels very genuine and real, if difficult to embrace.  (You wouldn't want it to be easy, would you?) 

    • mish on September 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      No , I wouldn’t want it to be easy … it’s good to push the boundaries … try to raise the bar a little … (know what I mean ?)
      Thank you for the wow response … it speaks volumes … 🙂

  3. Shelly on September 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Very intriguing! It could be a poem. It had a flow to it.

    • mish on September 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      I love intrigue … it’s the name of my game … 🙂 Thanks S !

  4. Tara R. on September 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Wonderful imagery! A very real description of a troubled mind.

    • mish on September 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Yes , a troubled mind that ultimately submits to the forces that threaten to occupy it … thanks Tara !

  5. Carrie on September 23, 2011 at 3:04 am

    makes me think of zombies. How they infect you and make you one of them…this MIGHT also be because my 3yo is obsessed with them 😉
    Great piece. Visiting from 100 words

    • mish on September 26, 2011 at 8:20 am

      The “zombie angle” is also a possibility … it could work 🙂

  6. Robin Hawke on September 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Liked the two similes in a row, felt like a mirror of her thoughts. Robin

    • mish on September 26, 2011 at 8:26 am

      Thanks for the comment Robin – I appreciate it !

  7. barbara on September 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Wow, indeed. Describes perfectly the spiral that closes in on a troubled mind,

    • mish on September 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

      I love the spiral concept … it fits perfectly … and thanks for the wow response !

  8. Stella on September 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

    So creative. It's great. 

    • mish on September 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

      Thank you !

  9. Velvet Verbosity on September 29, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Yikes – delicious and terrifying.

    • mish on September 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Delightful combo , isn’t it ?

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