I'm still participating in the Third Annual Platform-Building Campaign. Rachel Harrie has released the second challenge. If you choose to vote for me, I'm #73 at THIS LINK.
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:
A FLUID IMAGO (200 words)
The tide grasps my tail with greedy fingers, but I swim until I can see the shoreline cutting across in a harsh, black line. The iridescent surface shimmers in a deceptive myriad of rainbow colors. Struggling to escape the miasma that surrounds me, I dive to the ocean floor. My eyes and skin burn from the chemical coating. I pray to Nature to punish those whose lacuna amnesia has allowed this desecration. As I lie to sleep on a limestone rock ledge, I listen to the storm charging toward me.
I roll over on the sandy surface beneath me. Coolness laps against my body in undulating pulses as I open one eye. The human stands a few feet from my outstretched palm. Fear stammers my heart and freezes my mind. My mouth mirrors the human's as we scream in synchronicity.
I close my mouth and open the other eye for a better look. The human is a giant until he bends to crouch. His eyes focus on my lower body.
“I’m not believing this,” he says while extending a hand in my direction.
I jerk and the skin on my tail rips down my body as I oscitate in fear.