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Dilation Exercise 23

In order to promote my new novel, Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victim, released by Lazy Fascist Press, my Dilation Exercise for today is based on a Jack the Ripper illustration I did many years ago. 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.

Because the shadow cast by the murder was said to fall upon the wall at odd hours, some genius at Town Hall decided that walking tours would bring the city much needed revenue during the recession.

Business was brisk at first, but with all the extra attention, the shadow’s appearance became more regular, new stains began to appear on the brick work and tourists started to go missing.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “A Host of Shadows #2” copyright © 2000 Alan M. Clark.
Interior Illustration for Escaping Purgatory: Fables in Words and Pictures, by Gary A. Braunbeck and Alan M. Clark, published by IFD Publishing. It is an illustration to the short story, “A Host of Shadows,” about what became of Jack the Ripper, coauthored by Alan m. Clark and Gary A. Braunbeck. Captions seen here are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.

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