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Dilation Exercise 15

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?

He imagined her bones becoming indistinguishable from the rotting limbs and roots that littered the forest floor.

“The longer she remains undiscovered in the woods, the less she’ll look like her picture on the milk carton,” he told himself, but something told him to worry about her hard, hard teeth.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Rhododendron Hell” copyright © 1990 Alan M. Clark.
Interior illustration for Imagination Fully Dilated: The Literated Works of Alan M. Clark edited by Elizabeth Engstrom, Cemetery Dance Publication. Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.

One response

  1. And the braces…Sounds like he was bitten by those hard, hard teeth; He reminisces as he rubs his wound.

    August 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm

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