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Dilation Exercise 75

In an effort to promote my new novel, A PARLIAMENT OF CROWS, released by Lazy Fascist Press, I created the Dilation Exercise below using an excerpt from the story. The novel is inspired by the three infamous Wardlaw sisters.

As the flames raced down his body, engulfing him entirely, Carolee got behind him with the damp mop and used the implement to shove him out of the carriage house.

Reeling and screaming, he ran out onto the campus lawn, fell to the ground, and died in a gurgling, writhing, blackening heap.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

If you like Alan M. Clark’s artwork, please try his writing in both short fiction and novels.

Artwork: “Ash of a Boy (revised and colorized)” copyright © 2006 Alan M. Clark. In it’s original monochrome form, this image was the cover art for Dark Discoveries Magazine – Issue #10 and appeared in the interior of the magazine as an illustration to the short story,”Scare Tactics,” by Eric Witchey.

Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.

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  1. I also am not a pet person, and I don’t relaly care to be one. I hated having my first c-section and railed against medical technology for it, but then the second c-section saved my second son’s life. Muffin top. Working to embrace it. I often enjoy not showering because it makes me feel free. Other days I have to shower because I don’t feel human otherwise. I drink diet Coke every day, even when I’m pregnant and nursing. I care some, but not enough to stop. If I relaly thought it was hurting my kids, I would. I like being a homebody and have become much more of one in the last few years. I am almost always exhausted always have been since I’m a lifelong insomniac but I get so excited to be around people that it wakes me up when I am. I hate to cook and am eternally grateful that my husband likes to. Massages are one of my favorite things in the world and I’d get one every week if I could afford it. After having my first son, I wanted to stay home some but also relaly wanted to work. Now that I have two boys, I hope never to work again. Since we have two boys, people ask if we’re going to try for the girl after this. Umm, we were planning on having three kids anyway and I would be THRILLED if the third was a boy!I was a tomboy growing up and loved it.I’m only 5’1 and my feet are a size NINE.I have about zero discipline when it comes to ways of relating to God. My forms of prayer and scripture meditation are a little unconventional, but it works for me. I’m afraid to tell other Christians about that because I don’t want to be judged. I also adore TV. We don’t have cable on purpose because I would watch TV all.the.time.

    December 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

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