Thursday, September 22, 2011

I ma go krzy!

Here it is! The 2nd Campaign challenge. The title was part of it.

Write a post using these words: miasma, lacuna, oscitate, synchronisity; exact length 200. We have more time to finish and visit! Here is mine.
 

“Mom, I’m cold.”

“Isn’t the Fall air brisk? I love it!”

“Can we go inside?”

“You don’t want to watch the lacuna of the heavens with me?”

“There aren’t any stars out tonight. Anyway, my show’s coming on.”

“Exactly. You have a few more minutes. Look at the moon.”

“It’s full.”

“See the miasma around it?”

“You mean the foggy circle?”

“Yes. It portends rain tomorrow.”

“Oh.”

“And you might see your symmetric image in a puddle.”

“Uh, huh.”

“Please cover your mouth when you oscitate.”

“When I what?”

“Yawn.”

“Mom, have you been studying your word of the day calendar again?”

“Maybe.”

“Can I go in now?”

“I guess. I wish we had more synchronicity of minds. Someday.”

“Whatever.”

This challenge should have more of a variety of responses than last time. I’m curious to see how everyone goes with it! And if you enjoyed this little piece, you can vote for me at Rachael’s. Now I’m on to read, read, read!

65 comments:

Rance said...

Tara,

A really creative use of the idea! It's a little stressful to think, "How the hell can I incorporate all of these things into a single post?" I love that you stuck with dialogue -- I think it might be easy to do some kind of Romantic-era narration with the descriptive words, but sliding them into conversation? Much harder. Well done!

elizabethanne said...

Well done! There's already such a variety in the way people are dealing with this challenge.

I loved the reference to the "word a day" calendar.

Angie Cothran said...

HA! I love it. That is pretty much how I felt about those words. They just felt so unnatural--especially oscitate!

Abby said...

You're right about this having more of a variety of responses. It will be interesting to see. I like your take on it. Very fun. Good job!

Christy Farmer said...

Hi Tara, I too am loving how people are interpreting the words. Like elizabethanne, I like the reference to the "word of the day" calendar. Good job!

Christine Rains said...

That was cute! I love how you did the challenge in dialogue only and managed to keep it entertaining. Great job! :)

Angela Brown said...

This is one of the grand things about the challenge, getting to see the creative ways everyone goes about attacking this course of oddball vocabulary. I liked this very much.

Mine is #8. I'm off to read more as well.

K.T. Hanna said...

Word of the day Calendar. Great idea. I kind of feel sorry for the kid though haha

Nadja Notariani said...

Ha! So like a kid to dismiss all mom's vocabulary building efforts in favor of a television show. As the mother of five, all I can offer is ....'Sigh....'~ Nadja

David Powers King said...

Brilliant! An all-dialogue piece. And an excellent way to define those crazy words! Love it!

Great job, Tara! :)

J. A. Bennett said...

I LOVE this! Ingenious!

Madeleine said...

It's one tough challenge this time and I like the way you handled it with the twist at the end that made me smile.

ali cross said...

ROFL! That was funny. Great job Tara!

Dana said...

Great job! I love pieces made up entirely of dialogue.

By the way, I've tagged you over at my blog. Check it out! :)

bridgetstraub.com said...

I love your play on Im a go... brilliant. Mine is #29

Sheri L. Swift said...

So cute! Love the mom and kid! ; )

Kurt Hartwig said...

Word-a-day. Brilliant. Figuring how to introduce these words was a trick.

Lady Gwen said...

Very clever response to the challenge! Loved the title, LOL! I'm #34.

Jen said...

I love what you did with the title, and the Word of the Day. Very funny! Getting those words in was tricky!
Mine is number 3.

Michael Haynes said...

Nicely done. I like the use of the dialogue and characters. If you'd like to check mine out, it's #42. (Douglas Adams and Jackie Robinson, huzzah!)

Sonia Lal said...

Love this dialogue only piece! Great use of the words.

I am number 38 on the linky list.

Ruth Hartman Berge said...

What a delight to read! Good job! (I'm number 45).

Kathleen said...

This was so much fun to read!! It was easy to tell the teenager's voice from the mother's voice and I loved how you used the words!
Great job!!
(I'm number 49)

Tara Tyler said...

one day and so many comments! thank you all for taking the time! i am in process of reciprocating =)

Donna K. Weaver said...

lol I've been in interchanges like that.

F.E. Sewell said...

Oh how awesome! I love your take on the obscure words. And go you for using all dialogue.

Well done! Very well done!

Heather Henry said...

Tara, that was a really fun use of words. I love “Mom, have you been studying your word of the day calendar again?” It sounds like a conversation I'd have with my oldest son, except it would be the other way around. :)

Alexis Bass Writes said...

Love this!!

Medeia Sharif said...

Ah, teenagers. I love the dialogue.

Ann said...

Great dialogue very realistic and a great way to incorporate the words of the challenge.

LadyJai said...

I seriously need to work on dialogue. I envy anyone who can do it, and you've done it well! Thanks for sharing!

Nicki Elson said...

Haha, I'm not in the campaign, but this is the second one I've read today. Love how you worked in the Word of the Day calendar---cuz those are not words one would use in daily life. I'd say you met this challenge well. :)

Zan Marie said...

LOL! Word a Day Calendar, indeed! Good way to explain the unsual words. ; )

M Pax said...

What a great scene. Very charming and genuine. Good work, Tara.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

So true! I can imagine the conversation with my own daughter. Not.

The Write Soil

#50

Bryce Daniels said...

What a great job of letting the dialogue carry the story!

Fun read, Tara! You used the given words for the challenge well.

Alana said...

So, so, so well done! I'm stuck on this one - gonna have to let it simmer for a few days before I post it. How do you do it so fast, amazing lady?

Cheryl Reif said...

Ha! Love the ending--"Have you been reading your Word of the Day calendar?" Made me laugh :) nicely done!

Clar http://clarbojahn.wordpress.com/ said...

Way to complete a story in all dialog. It really flowed. I also like your use of the words. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Nice way to work in the words, Tara! :)

Joanna said...

Tara, I am so glad someone else tried a piece for a younger audience. It was a very effective exchange between Mom and daughter and clever hook to get in those nasty words!!

Roger Eschbacher said...

Very nice. Very smooth use of the challenge words!

Jennifer Groepl said...

What a lovely story! Great use of the words. My hubby has a word of the day screen saver. :)

Fairview said...

very cute. Yeah, I totally felt these words were part of some word of the day calendar. Good job!

Doreen McGettigan said...

I had to really smile as I read this because as I was writing mine; my grandson asked me why I was learning so many new words:)
I love your creativity!

Myne Whitman said...

I love your creative title, and the story has strong dialogue too.

Susie Medwell said...

Great way to use the words, I enjoyed reading this.

MC Rogerson said...

Very creative and a nice use of the words. Enjoyed!

Bethany lopez said...

I really like the way you wrote this! What a great challenge!

D.J. Kirkby said...

How cute, how clever! I like how you did it all as dialogue.

Theresa Milstein said...

Word calendar - that's the only explanation for such a complicated way to speak! Good job.

raelynbarclay said...

Word a Day Calendar! Love it. Fun take on the challenge :)

Francesca Zappia said...

I agree with some others--I like how you did this all as dialogue! Great job.

Jessica Therrien said...

That was cute. Great use of the words :)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Awesome dialog! Love the kid's attitude, ha,ha.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Hahaha, poor kid. I like how you did the title. Creatively done!

Maria said...

Well done on using only dialogue for this challenge. I enjoyed reading your entry.

Tara Tyler said...

i'm still reading and appreciate every comment! thanks!

Carla said...

I LOVE how you used the vocabulary! Very creative and natural!

MISH said...

This is unique ... smart ... funny ... and delivered in true TaraTyler-style ! Well done !
My entry is no.#185

kmckendry said...

Very cute! Great way to introduce those crazy hard words.

N.Scott said...

Clever to use dialogue to plug those heavy words in. It works well.

Karen deBlieck said...

I thought you did a splendid job of this challenge. It was new and fresh and spot on for characters. :)

Mine is 189 if you want to take a look.

AveryMarsh said...

Ah, mother/child bonding time. This is such a funny idea, and hits close to home. Ever since the start of this challenge, I've been trying to use the words when talking to my kids. Just for that look they give me like... uh, what are you talking about, woman? Hehe. Great entry. :)

the wild magnolia said...

Good job, good job! Creative!

#188