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—What is This?
Fear shone through the ancient weariness in the boys eyes upon his first glimpse of us moving cautiously through the trees.
I could only wonder if he would accept that all he had known was long gone, that of all mankind, only he remained, and that we had become the stewards of the Earth.
Artwork: “In the Tree” copyright © 2008 Alan M. Clark.
Interior illustration for Scrubs by Simon Wood, Bad Moon Books.
—Alan M. Clark