Nature meant for hearts to yearn.
To attract. To love.
The perfect girl. You know her. She knows you.
She's the One.
Your eyes meet. Your hands clasp.
She is the lacuna to your soul.
At first glance. At first touch. You know.
And she—for just an evening.
An engagement keeps you. She awaits a second rendezvous. The thought of parting makes you oscitate when long miles separate. You have every intention to marry her. Times passes. You return. And you inquire.
But someone else saw her—a stranger to both.
Taken. Shaken. Used. He stole her final breath.
Her life. Lost. Plundered from you.
You gasp. You writhe. You fight and cry. You ask, "Why?" No justice can serve the loss of your only One. Nothing is left. Only shattered mirrors—reflections of what could be, after so many years.
You stare in the fragments spread and see in your lonely eye a happy gleam. Not yours. Hers.
You raise your hand to the frame. She does the same.
Your old heart aches. Miasma seizes your air.
You breathe. You fall. She watches.
Her gentle hand you abide.
“We will be,” she whispers, “on the other side."
* * *There you have it! The second challenge of Rachael Harrie's Platform Building Campaign. 200 words exactly with all the optionals met. This is helping me become a fan of flash fiction. I need to write more of this stuff!
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!
I look forward to all of your excellent entries.
Good luck, my fellow campaigners!
Also, Chantele Sedgwick is Awesome. Why? Because she gave me an interview! And it's a real neat one! Please go check out her amazingly cool place!
I'm David, and I need a tissue ...