Dilation Exercise 60

In an effort to promote my new novel, A PARLIAMENT OF CROWS, to be released by Lazy Fascist Press in the October 2012, my weekly Dilation Exercise uses the cover art for the book and the caption pertains to the story. The novel is inspired by the infamous Wardlaw sisters. Please look at the picture, read the caption, above and below the image, and allow your imagination to go to work on it. Need a further explanation about Dilation Exercises in general? Go to Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.

The three sisters had lost everything during the War Between the States, and they mourned all of it but the loss of their own innocence.


In a mad effort to insure their own postwar survival, what would they consider beyond the pale: forgery, insurance fraud, embezzlement, arson, murder, or betrayal of one another?

Artwork: “Cover for A Parliament of Crows” copyright © 2012 Alan M. Clark. Cover illustration for A Parliament of Crows, by Alan M. Clark, forthcoming from Lazy Fascist Press.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon