Every universe needs a monolithic, ethically questionable, multinational corporation, and the Expanded Universe has Bickering Plummet. So far, it has been mentioned as an employer in several stories and my play Another Mother, but it’s the go-to corporate employer in Fictional Atlanta, and will play a significant part in future stories. Loosely based on places … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Bickering Plummet
Dorothy Gage is at her desk in the corporate offices of Delta Airlines in Atlanta. She’s been with the company, in various capacities since the late nineties, after working for American Airlines in Boston for several years following her graduation from Wellesley College in 1991. Dorothy is originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, the middle child and … Continue reading Rebecca, Too, Dottie
With the exception of the screenplay, in which not even Rebecca is featured as a character, Claire Belmonte has been in every iteration of Rebecca, Too since the incomplete first draft, predating Leah as a character, though Claire has evolved considerably over time. She is also a major character throughout Fables of the New South, … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Claire
When I originally developed Rebecca, Too, I created a seventy-five page incomplete draft, which got bogged down at the point where Alyssa Caine, believing herself to be Rebecca Asher, met with the two friends with whom she went to spring break in Fort Lauderdale as teens, where she met Rebecca. The two friends had not … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Leah
Some years ago, I started working on a story about the late-90s tech boom in Atlanta, which featured as its main character a web developer turned entrepreneur named David Cairo (pronounced Kay-ro, like the town in Georgia). I created the rough outline of a story and several chapters, but never fully fleshed out the material … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Alyssa
In the future, people may wonder why folks from this era took so many photos of themselves. Social media is littered with them, of varying quality. Nowadays, it seems everyone’s favorite pose is standing in front of a mirror. Obviously, this is the age of the narcissist in more ways than one. We are a … Continue reading Selfies
Stone Mountain, GA. I'm almost certain these geese haven't been to Canada in quite a while.
Rebecca finished straightening out the living room at her home in Oakhurst, anticipating the arrival of her friend Claire, with much hope for how the evening would play out. She and Claire had been growing closer, and Claire was opening up to Rebecca about aspects of her life before coming to Atlanta. While there was … Continue reading Rebecca, Too, Just Sex
Some years ago, during the second season of Survivor, a rumor made the rounds of the spoiler sites that one of the contestants refused to watch the show. There was no attribution accompanying the rumor, but before long, it was being passed around as gospel with rampant speculation as to what it meant. I posted … Continue reading Apocalypse Later
Century Plaza, Chamblee, GA.