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 say something about it in a comment. Need a further explanation? Go to Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.
Banished from her home on a world orbiting a star in the constellation, Musca, Arachnius was sent to the backwater world, Earth, to live out her life as a lowly creature.
Hope against hope, her plan for ending her exile was outrageous, but when the stars above her stirred and showed interest in her construction, she crouched in preparation for her leap.
Artwork: “Said the Spider to the Fly” copyright © 2000 Alan M. Clark.
Interior illustration for Imagination Fully Dilated, Volume II edited by Elizabeth Engstrom and Alan M. Clark – IFD Publishing.
Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.
—Alan M. Clark