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Dilation Exercise 103

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. Special thanks to Karl Fischer and Cameron Pierce for their assistence with this exercise.

At the 2093 Ultimate Bizarro Showdown, everyone thought the aliens would have the upper hand because they were by definition bizarre to us.

But to win first place, all Alister had to do was to stand before the judges and read the epitaph from Karl Fischer’s tomb while feeding a swarm of tiny, tiny blackbirds.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Fat Power” copyright © 1995 Alan M. Clark. Illustration for “Fat Power” by Sherry Briggs – Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Mid-Dec 1995.

2 responses

  1. Jeremy Habeck

    He was a man of precision who lived a life of excess. The birds were were happily fed just enough sustain though not grow. So much time and care to nurish his friends. Alister, however, indulged in all glutinous vices. Food, drink, and profiting women. The duality of the man who was meticulous and caligulesque amazed and baffled the tribunal.

    June 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    • alanmclark

      Thanks for your comment.

      June 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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