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Dilation Exercise 51

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.

I hope no one ever finds out I look at him while naked each morning, Alister thought, as he watched Garston Grasshopper make his way to work.

How delighted I’d be to find that Alister watched me while naked, Garston Grasshopper thought as he passed by his neighbor’s house each day, but to admit it to anyone would be a terrible embarrassment.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “A Trail of Two Shitties” copyright © 1976 Alan M. Clark. Drawn with popsicle stick and ink while in school at the San Francisco Art Institute, later developed with black pencil and finished digitally this year.

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