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!
My entry is:
Imago of a Writer
It is an odd analogy to compare the emergence of a writer to an insect, but similar to an insect becoming an adult through the stage of imago, a writer reaches the level of adulthood in their own development. The writer starts out young, fresh and new; metamorphosing into a developed, seasoned, and cultivated writer, shedding their old, unnecessary layers.
During this process of self-development, the writer’s manuscript, transforms as it, too, is developed, seasoned and cultivated. The initial outcries, like that of miasma, turn to cheers of excitement. Manuscripts returned from editors, who replied that this work caused them to oscitate, with hard work and determination, turn into submissions that are polished and complete.
The synchronicity of a writer’s imago and that of their writings is what makes them each whole. Nothing during this metamorphosis is deserved; each step is hard work and painstaking, each writer and writing, developing into their unique form. At the end of the day, when we see our reflection in the mirror, can we say our transformation is noticeable? YOU BET!
“We must be ready to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us!”
This was one tough challenge! Good luck everyone with your posts. I am looking forward to reading them.