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Dilation Exercise 107

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 a story, please use the comment feature to tell us something about it. Need a further explanation? Go to Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.

Alister knew they were just plants, but he sensed a desperation about them.


As the days became shorter, the nights colder, they came up with a simple plan.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Weeds” copyright © 2006 Alan M. Clark.
Cover illustration for Weed Species by Jack Ketchum – Cemetery Dance Publications.

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

4 responses

  1. Stephen

    People often wondered why they felt an uncontrollable urge when the smoked the weeds. Little did theyknow that when no one was looking the weeds themselves danced through the night.

    July 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm

  2. Stephen

    People often wondered why they felt an uncontrollable urge to dance when they smoked the weeds. Little did they know that when no one was looking the weeds themselves danced through the night.

    July 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    • alanmclark

      Thank you

      July 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      • Stephen

        Glad you liked it! :)

        Thank you back!

        July 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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