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Dilation Exercise 59

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.

Because there was so much of the world that Allison didn’t understand and therefore found frightening, she decided not to go to college, and sought marriage and a secure home life instead.

Despite keeping up with the Joneses, she developed a hollow feeling, chronic anxiety, and the shadow of a young woman, blurry and distant, haunted her in the mirror.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Help Me!” copyright © 2009 Alan M. Clark. Interior illustration for Within His Reach by Steve Gerlach, published by Tasmaniac Publications.

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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