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Dilation Exercise 34

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.

As a child, Alister could believe in everything, even the fantastical, but to get along in the adult world, he imprison those beliefs.

When he became old, he desperately tried to repair the damage he’d done.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Common Beasts” copyright © 2009 Alan M. Clark.
Interior illustration for “Narrative of a Beast’s Life” by Cat Rambo, Realms of Fantasy Magazine.

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

One response

  1. Ugh! I hate having my eyes dieatld. Every year when I go to have my eyes checked, my doctor requires me to have that done. My daughter has to have hers done, also. When I went last summer, I forgot to bring my sunglasses and had to drive home that way! It was terrible.

    March 21, 2014 at 8:26 am

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