During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies http://marcysrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 23, 2011

My Imago, My BFF, She’s Gone Mad!

Rachel Harrie has posted her second-campaigner-challenge. 

I'm number 65 and Here is my entry:

I knocked lightly on the white door frame and caught Catherine’s attention as our eyes met in the mirror.  My BFF from forever was poking at a large red pimple on her forehead.  “This zit had better not leave a lacuna,” she said as she turned to face me.
“A lacuna?” I asked, slightly confused. 
“Yeah, you know, a big gap or pit. Man, I hate getting zits!  Oh my gosh, whew, these sure stink!  Please excuse the miasma.” Catherine plugged her nose has she scooped up her sneakers and threw them into the closet, slamming the door.  “We had to run three miles after school today,” she explained.
Catherine plopped down onto the flowered comforter next to her scrabble board and started thumbing through the wooden tiles piled on the bed.  “What synchronicity! I was just thinking that I needed someone to help me study the vocabulary words, and here you are, my imago!”
“Imago?” I stuttered slightly on the word. 
“You know, my idol from my childhood.  And don’t oscitate.  Close your mouth, it doesn’t look good.”
“What?  You really don’t know these words already?”  She looked up, amazed. “Oh that’s right; you don’t have English until tomorrow!”

Fellow campaigners will be posting their entries between now and October 3rd, so check back here to her blog to read their work. 

In case you didn't already know, 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!


  1. Cute! Just dropping by from the campaign. Nice to meet a fellow mormon, I love your quote from Elder Uchtdorf! :D

  2. I liked that! You weaved the words into the story perfectly :)

  3. Nothing like a best friend! Nice job. Mine is #29

  4. Cute story! Nothing like having to learn words for English class.

  5. Apparently I can't use wordpress to leave the comment so I will just leave here. Hope that's that okay.

    I blog at: storytreasury.wordpress.com

  6. This was a very clever way to work the challenge words into the story. I really liked your voice!

    Mine is #3.

  7. Great story! I especially loved your ending!

  8. So funny! I laughed and recalled those days of BFF and scrabble. Oh, hey, I still have a BFF and play scrabble even in my old age. We just don't have to worry about the zits, but my tennis shoes still stink when I run. Love the use of words. I'm #76 Great fun!

  9. Oh fun! This piece brings back so many memories from my high school days. Thanks for the jaunt down memory lane!

  10. Def remember those crazy teen years! ; )

  11. This is a fun, cute piece. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  12. Too funny! A walking dictionary! Love it!

  13. That was fun. Very much enjoyed the conversation between these two. I'd totally be confused if someone just started saying random big words like that.

    Great job, Marcy! :)

  14. Pretty funny! I'm over here from the campaign, and glad I stopped by.

  15. Cute! You got the teen BFF style in that dialog.

  16. That was cute! Nice use of the words. I had a good laugh. :)

  17. Cute way to work in the words. I really loved that first sentence - something about it really grabbed me.

  18. Fun use of dialogue and teenage banter to showcase the words. I really enjoyed it!

    Thanks, too, for stopping by and commenting on my piece.

    Love campaign support!

  19. Ah teenagers. My life is inundated with them.