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Dilation Exercise 33

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—The Dilation Exercises.

When the dead rose, it was not to eat the brains of the living, but to give us back what we had lost; what we had all lost in our mad effort to live and to have that living mean something.

What they had to offer was perspective, but it was being offered to a society in which that was largely unwelcome.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Forgotten” copyright © 2005 Alan M. Clark.
Cover illustration for Forgotten Souls by T. G. Arsenault, published by Five Star.

Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.

3 responses

  1. Stephen

    They thought by leaving a sphere of consciousness above their weathered stone that someone would notice, but the blue lights remained only an invisible light to all but the dead.

    January 23, 2012 at 10:44 am

  2. alanmclark

    Thanks, Stephen.

    January 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  3. Brain Burst Writing

    However, the little light orbs couldn’t get a word in edge-wise against the powerful wi-fi signal smothering the area like an electrical mist. None of them could have guessed that the biggest decision of their afterlife would be to go with Cox or Verizon.

    January 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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