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Dilation Exercise 39

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 an idea, please use the comment feature to tell us something about it. Need a further explanation? Go to Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.

Alister’s new reality TV series was a hit, but when the crew started catching Cthulhu’s minions and the great old one awoke, the young man had a choice to make.

He could try to make it right and hope the god went back to sleep, or he could film the mayhem, gain glory through ratings and hope at the end of the first season there would be enough world left to cash in on his success.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Catch of the Day” copyright © 2006 Alan M. Clark.
Interior illustration for Deeper by James A. Moore – Necessary Evil Press.

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

2 responses

  1. Stephen Dale

    The only thing usefull as a bait for the demons of the abyss was a creature from the great abyss itself. They only hoped they caught something they could handle.

    March 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  2. Alister soon realized that by keeping the minions captive in the hull of his ship that Cthulhu would not harm him, but in fact would do his bidding via a psychic connection the two had formed. The two went on the wreak havoc on the high seas grabbing ratings for his show higher than the final episode of MASH. Due to their outrageous success they were able to buy out the Disney Corporation, and created a mega-popular animated series starring Cthulhu that spawned several spin offs and a highly successful line of plush toys. A year later Alister and Cthulhu were married in the first ever man/sea-beast union that was only recognized in Maryland and California.

    March 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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