Dilation Exercise 40

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 a story, please say something about it in a comment. Need a further explanation? Go to Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.

There wasn’t much time left for any of them, but with Russell being taken, Kurt saw his chance.

Heather and Gage, driven mad with terror, were beyond caring what he did, but Kurt still had to work up the courage–or was it cowardice?–to take what he’d wanted from Audrey for so many years.

Artwork: “Cookie Jar” copyright © 1997 Alan M. Clark.
Interior Illustration for Imagination Fully Dilated, Volume II: The Literated Works of Alan M. Clark, edited by Elizabeth Engstrom, published IFD Publishing. Inspired by the artwork, David Bischoff wrote the story “CD OM” for the anthology. Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.

—Alan M. Clark

Eugene, Oregon