Author’s Intent: Expanded Universe

My Expanded Universe of Fictional Atlanta came about when I realized a character I created for a play I was writing in 2011 was the same individual maligned by the lead character in a novel I had shelved around 2000. That novel, Boom Town, featured a character named David Cairo (pronounced “kay-ro” like the Georgia … Continue reading Author’s Intent: Expanded Universe

Worthy, Rosalind and Barbara

Barbara Kincaid has always looked up to her cousin, Rosalind. When she first arrived in Boston, when Barbara was eight or nine, Rosalind was an exotic presence, a West Coast relative who didn’t seem like anyone Barbara had ever met before. In fact, Rosalind was all anyone in the family could talk about. She was … Continue reading Worthy, Rosalind and Barbara

The Longtimers: Roman Holiday, Isabella

23 March 2019: East Point, Georgia. Isabella Fox hurries through the corridors of the convent where she has spent most of her adult life, now nearing a hundred and fifty years. She received an urgent message from the Mother Superior as she was at her morning prayers, stating she was needed. The Sisters are all … Continue reading The Longtimers: Roman Holiday, Isabella

Worthy, Rhiannon & Abigail

Rhiannon Worthy sits on the couch in the living room, her carryall beside the coffee table and its contents spread out before her on the table. There’s a letter, addressed to her daughter Abigail from the Oregon Health and Sciences University, accepting her for studies there, and a large notebook opened to photos of a … Continue reading Worthy, Rhiannon & Abigail

Worthy Sisters: Rosalind & the Star Childe

Rosalind Worthy graduated high school in 1968 and had no doubt where she wanted to attend college. Growing up, she admired computer pioneer Grace Hopper, and, in high school, was one of only two women in Math and Science club. Her mother, who professionally retained her family’s name, had always provided the example of a … Continue reading Worthy Sisters: Rosalind & the Star Childe

Kin Worthy, Genevieve & Bickering

During her junior year of high school, Genevieve wrote the winning essay for a career day presentation about Bickering Plummet and was chosen to deliver it at the ceremony to honor Bickering’s president, Clayton Bickering. He was there to award the school a STEM grant. The essay focused on Bickering’s global presence and philanthropic endeavors. … Continue reading Kin Worthy, Genevieve & Bickering