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Dilation Exercise 11

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—What is This?

“There’s just something wrong about her,” Jeff said, “something cold and, I don’t know… I’m just worried about you.”

Best friends, Jeff and I had been through a lot together ever since we were kids, but what I had with Celia was the real thing and I would not let his bad attitude stand in the way.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Amy Will Never Know (colorized)” copyright © 2000 Alan M. Clark
The original black and white version of this piece appeared as an illustration for “Amy Will Never Know” by Alan M. Clark and Denise Bruchman from the collection Hemogoblins, Stories to Chill the Blood by Alan M. Clark and Friends, published by Scorpius Digital Publishing.

3 responses

  1. Love is blind, beauty is only skin deep, and outer beauty is only an illusion comes to mind when I look at this. If this women is really some kind of monster it makes me wonder why she is targeting just the one guy at the moment. Is Jeff worried about his friend because he is looking really sickly and acting strangly since seeing Celia. She seems like a demonic succubus and is slowly destroying her victim.

    August 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  2. alanmclark

    Brenda–interesting take.

    August 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    • Or maybe any guy who falls for this one ends up with a part of his anatomy bitten off and eaten.

      August 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

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