Dilation Exercise 18
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?
Harold and Okjiuvjhvo had been drinking buddies since being stranded on one of the Floating Relics of Helvoran with a shipping container of Zinfandel.
What had been alien and unthinkable before was becoming increasingly attractive to both of them.
—Alan M. Clark
Artwork: “Drunks” copyright © 1995 Alan M. Clark.
Cover art for THE BULLETIN of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, summer 1996. Nancy Holder wrote the story, “Gino Scarlatti’s Brush with Strange,”based on the artwork. The image and story appeared in IMAGINATION FULLY DILATED, THE LITERARY WORKS OF ALAN M. CLARK, edited by Elizabeth Engstrom and Alan M. Clark, published by Cemetery Dance Publications. Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.