Dilation Exercise 42

In an effort to further promote my new novel, Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victim, released by Lazy Fascist Press, my Dilation Exercise for today is based on a Jack the Ripper illustration I did many years ago. 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.

That he couldn’t save her with the tools he possessed was maddening, but then what he believed to be redemption would never be a part of her world.

What he’d never understand was that, considering the world as she knew it, he had indeed saved her.

Artwork: “A Host of Shadows End-Marker” copyright © 2001 Alan M. Clark.
Interior Illustration for Escaping Purgatory: Fables in Words and Pictures, by Gary A. Braunbeck and Alan M. Clark, published by IFD Publishing. An illustration to the short story, “A Host of Shadows,” about what became of Jack the Ripper, coauthored by Alan M. Clark and Gary A. Braunbeck. Captions seen here 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