Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monarch Imago: Second Campaigner Challenge

In the midst of life, I completely spaced the first campaigner challenge. Big oops!

The Challenge is:

Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. The blog post should:
include the word "imago" in the title
include the following 4 random words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity,"

Monarch Imago

After months of cancer treatments that left her too weak to clean out the miasma that lurked around her fridge, Jane finally had the strength to look around her.
She opened her studio to the sea breeze, and found herself oscitating at the splendor of spring.

She had so much to do inside, so much work to fill in the lacuna of her life: people to call, and her book series still left with a gap between the prequel trilogy and the present trilogy. She wanted, at that moment, only to fly free of it all.

As she stood there, torn between duty and the promise of a spring day, the cocoon she had watched on her windowsill opened, and a beautiful Monarch stretched its way out, flapping its wings slowly in the sunlight. The sweet synchronicity of the butterfly's life and her own showed her exactly what to do.

16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

As in, to heck with the dust bunnies around the fridge!

Sheri L. Swift said...

Beautiful and so true for so many of us. ; )

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - exactly! Something I probably say far too often . . .

Sheri - thanks!!!

David Powers King said...

Inspiration from a butterfly. Genius!

Great job, Tyrean! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Beautiful piece! :)

Jen said...

Lovely! Simple, and so life-affirming!
Mine is #3.

clarbojahn said...

Great story! Love how the synchronicity of using that word to show how the recovery and monarchs lives came together.
My story is 61 and I oscitated over your story compared to mine.

Tyrean Martinson said...

David - Thanks!

Golden Eagle - Thank you!

Jen - I'll check yours out today. Thanks!

Clarbojahn - Thanks! I'll check yours out today too - I'm sure it's going to be great!

Cherie Colyer said...

"The sweet synchronicity of the butterfly's life and her own showed her exactly what to do."

Love this line. :)

F.E. Sewell said...

What a beautiful and inspiring story. You've painted a lovely picture!

K.T. Hanna said...

I love the light feel of this. Beautiful use of the words. Well done.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cherie - Thanks!

F.E. Sewell - Thank you!

K.T. Hanna - Thank you so much!

raelynbarclay said...

I love the butterfly comparison. Beautiful take on the challenge.

Rachel McClellan said...

Wow. I really liked this and it hit close to home. Thank you. I'm voting for yours now. I'm 125.

mish said...

An inspiring piece that is life affirming ... it's all about refreshment , revival & rejuvenation of the spirits !
My entry at no.#185

Tyrean Martinson said...

raelynbarclay - Thank you!

Rachel - Thanks! I'll check yours out today.

mish - Thanks! I'll read yours today too.