Dilation Exercise 56

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.

He had darkened each day and poured down on her relentlessly, and yet, held fast to the ocean floor, she eagerly anticipated his visits, always lifting her chin, offering a kiss.


Today, the pressure in the magma chamber of her heart had finally melted through the stolid rock that had kept her quiet for so long, but she patiently held herself back, awaiting his arrival.

Artwork: “Crosley (colorized)” copyright © 1998 Alan M. Clark.
Cover illustration for “Crosley” a short story ebook by Elizabeth Engstrom – IFD Publishing.

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