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Dilation Exercise 82

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.

She was proud to be part of the perfume ad while it was elegant and glamorous, but with the decline of the neighborhood, the beautiful people who admired her moved away and the advertising space lost its value.

Now that her location was merely a convenient spot for the homeless to urinate, she wanted out.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Metathetical Widnow” copyright © 1985 Alan M. Clark. Cover art for SUSPICIONS by Elizabeth Engstrom – IFD Publishing.

4 responses

  1. Stephen

    In the year 3000 Michaelangelo’s secret girlfriend showed through the Sistine Chapel’s ancient painting of a cloudy sky and she saw the sun for the first time in countless years.

    September 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    • alanmclark

      Thank you for commenting!

      September 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

  2. She felt a change in her surroundings.
    Felt a tingling on her hands.
    Little by little, she discovered the muscles she never could feel.
    She discovered what it is to feel.
    Flexing the muscles, she lunged her arms forward, the scented fingers clouded by the smell of piss and shit by her feet.
    Pulling the arms back, she discovered they blended with the wall again. She repeated the moviment, and it worked the second time too.
    She smiled, paint cracking by her mouth.
    She would wait for the next ugly, piece of shit homeless man who would try to deface her again.
    And she would give him a stony hug.

    September 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    • alanmclark

      Thanks for the comment!

      September 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

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