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Dilation Exercise 64

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.

After floating alone for so long through the dull, sleepless night of space, a terrible craving for attention led her to flirt with the landmasses below, kissing each in turn.

The slow continents grumbled and rumbled, jealously jockeying for position, but she would not stop herself even though she foresaw a horrific time when they would clash with one another in a great conflagration.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Lunar Kiss” copyright © 2006 Alan M. Clark. Cover illustration for Breath of the Moon by John Urbancik, published by Solitude Publications.

Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.

One response

  1. The tree covered mountain pursed its lips over a hundred long centuries as the moon kissed down on the faraway peaks. Alas the moon would never kiss the tree covered mountain because the moon was a racist and would only kiss craggy white lips made of cold bare stone.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:17 am

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