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.
They shared many hours together in the bed, passionate hours, hours of rest, hope, dreams, nightmares, illness, and finally the moment of death.
Once they were gone, the bedding could not be changed and the room could not be used, as the memory of their love and passion for each other demanded privacy.
Artwork: “Frontispiece for ‘Candyland’” copyright © 1998 Alan M. Clark.
Interior illustration for “Candyland” by Elizabeth Engstrom, which appeared in The Alchemy of Love, by Elizabeth Engstrom and Alan M. Clark, published by TripleTree 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