Full Moon

The soles of my feet are numb.

Tonight is a full moon. Not only that, it’s a lunar eclipse. I went outside to look, and part of the moon was missing.

“But that’s true most of the time!” you say, and that’s true; most of the time the moon shows a phase, a waxing gibbous phase or a warning gibbous phase. Yet, we instinctively know what that looks like, the way the line between light and dark.is curved.

A lunar eclipse looks nothing like that. Part of the moon is simply blotted out.

It’s very cold outside.

I was bundled up, I wore multiple pairs of socks, and I could only last a few minutes outside. But those conditions! The concrete leached all feeling from my feet through socks and shoes. Perhaps by morning I’ll have feeling once more.

It’s lovely outside tonight, it was lovely almost all day, were it not for the cold and the bloody wind.

Now, bed.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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