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Dilation Exercise 62

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 last night’s strange wind storm that blew down so much dead wood, Alister was happy to have the fuel for his campfire, but at dawn, unable to move or make a sound, he was gathered into hard, rough arms with several other campers and dumped into a pile.

Now, as the flames lick closer, he watches the stickmen settle down to warm themselves by the silent screams of those already burning, and Alister commands himself, “Wake up!”

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

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

Artwork: “Stickmen” copyright © 2006 Alan M. Clark. Interior illustration forPaint or Pixel: The Digital Divide in Illustration Artedited by Jane Frank, published by Nonstop Press.

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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