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Dilation Exercise 42

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.

The clown had organized all the toys with a plan to trip Elliot, and offered to be the one to rush in at the last moment with the M-80.

Now, the terror of the colossal brat’s rusty pocket knife, butane lighter, bb gun, and fireworks, was over, and the toys could mourn their losses, bury their dead and begin to make decisions about their future.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “The Playa” copyright © 2002 Alan M. Clark.
A monochrome version of the painting was the cover illustration for The House Inside a short story by Norman Partridge, published as a chapbook by Subterranean Press.

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 Dale

    Can’t top that!

    March 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

  2. Anonymous

    reminiscent of the 1st toy story movie — when woody and buzz were trapped in the hell child next doors’ house and had tied them up to torture them……however in reality it makes me think of the ongoing problem in the middle east wars, oh i mean conflicts….

    March 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  3. Killing the boy was the last step in completing his pact with the might Dark Lord. Clown was now free to release his soul to inhabit the boy’s body thereby becoming ruler of the toys by sheer size and force. Once in the body he quickly realized he now had working genitalia and instead of conquering anything he took to becoming a chronic masturbator. He went on the manage a porno store where he tried each and every toy that came in, and rarely left to go home. The toys were neglected, rusting and dying and needed a plan. The cowboy ordered a gas powered dildo, filled it with razor blades, and sent it to the shop. When Clown tried it his penis was shredded to a pulp, but instead of being upset he just took to sticking things in his ass instead. The Cowboy and Indian rusted away together joined at the hips after desperately trying to start a family.

    March 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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