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Dilation Exercise 48

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.

After an all-nighter banging away to break a month-long block on his novel, Alister was exhausted and fell asleep, whereupon the elusive solutions he sought presented themselves in dreams.

As he struggled to awaken, to get them down on paper and shackle them with copyright, the spontaneous, ephemeral, and independent ideas fled.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Of Course He Hadn’t an Inkling” copyright © 2007 Alan M. Clark.
Front page and sub-pages for, a web site devoted to the fiction of Bruce Holland Rogers.

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

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