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Dilation Exercise 3

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 you need a further explanation go to Imagination Workout—What is This? Artwork: detail from “Frontispiece for ‘Night in the lonesome October'” copyright © 2000 Alan M. Clark

Early on after cannibalism was legalized, the social taboo had not lifted, and shame kept most, even those in desperate need of nourishment, from partaking of the exquisite flesh.

The down and out, those already living in shame, under bridges, squatting in abandoned warehouses and factories, were the first to benefit and contribute to the rich post-prohibition culinary legacy we have today.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

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