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Dilation Exercise 50

Did anyone see the eclipse yesterday?

Below you’ll find Alan M. Clark’s weekly Dilation Exercise. Please look at the picture, read the caption, above and below the image, and allow your imagination to go to work on it. If the artwork inspires an idea, please use the comment feature to tell us something about it. Need a further explanation? Go to Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.

Outshone by the Sun for so long and finally given a chance to prove itself with a full solar eclipse in the largest venue imaginable, the Moon’s pride demanded unprecedented hype for the production.

Because the promoters failed to hire a weather service, however, few were able to see the event through the cloud cover, and the Moon’s embarrassment was unendurable throughout the hours-long procession to exit the stage.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

If you like Alan M. Clark’s artwork, please try his writing in both short fiction and novels.

Artwork: “Too Early the Moon” copyright © 2008 Alan M. Clark.

2 responses

  1. Stephen Dale

    The birds, like mosquitos, chased the moon away from the glory of the sun: Bringing a glory at the end of the day that had not been seen for some time.

    May 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  2. “Sod this for a lark,” said the moon, “I’m off.”

    May 22, 2012 at 12:25 am

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