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Dilation Exercise #102

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.

The operation was a simple ten minute procedure if the body occupying the slab was cold and disposable.

The staff had not had a “live one” to work on for some time, however, and they were determined to enjoy the warm flesh that had been offered.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: Detail from “Chuckling Beneath His Mask” copyright © 1984 Alan M. Clark. Interior for The Pain Doctors of Suture self General by the Bovine Smoke Society (Alan M. Clark, Randy Fox, Jim Goad, Peteso, Thalia Ragsdale, Stephen C. Merritt, Cynthia Grissette Merritt, and Beth Gwinn) with an introduction by F. Paul Wilson, published by Arts Nova Press. The painting also appears in black and white as an interior illustration for Pain and Other Petty Plots to Keep You In Stitches by Alan M. Clark, Randy Fox, Troy Guinn, Mark Edwards and Jeremy Robert Johnson (introduction by F. Paul Wilson), published by IFD Publishing.

2 responses

  1. Cynthia G. Merritt

    Alan is an amazing artist. He’s my hubby’s cousin, so we spent a lot of time with him when he lived in Nashville, not just writing, but spending a lot of time at his home. I have many copies of his artwork, as well as several original canvases & wood “planks”. Very eye-catching & beautiful, as well as great conversation-pieces! He was kind enough to teach me some new art-techniques, as well as encouraging me to start sketching again. Love you Alan!

    September 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    • alanmclark

      You’re too kind, Cynthia. I’m glad you found your way here to Bizarro Central.

      September 12, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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