Delilah & Wanda

After Delilah’s mother, Persephone, was murdered, Delilah was taken in by her great-aunt, Wanda. She never formally adopted Delilah, but was named her guardian, with control over her niece’s affairs until Delilah turned twenty-one, graduated college, or married. Delilah knew Wanda as her “little Aunt”, which is what Persephone always called her. She was actually … Continue reading Delilah & Wanda

The Guides: Billy and Nash

“Why do act like you know me?” Billy says. “I do know you,” Nash replies. “I’ve been watching out for you for quite some time.” “Watching out for me? In what way?” “What if I mentioned your near mishap at the Parkway Bridge around the time you were twenty?” Nash says. “You needed someone watching … Continue reading The Guides: Billy and Nash

Southern NeoRealism: A Working Draft

The Square, Decatur, Georgia, 9 August 2009. I’m formulating a definition of my writing style based on my recent work, which has been focused on my hometown of Atlanta. The name I’ve devised is Southern NeoRealism and I’m working to develop characteristics of it, based on common themes in my writing. For instance, a character’s … Continue reading Southern NeoRealism: A Working Draft

Delilah Barber

Copyright 2011, G. M. Lupo There’s a tradition, particularly in the South, of claiming an ancestor was “full-blooded Cherokee” and for most, it’s just a charming family myth. In Delilah Barber’s case, however, it was true. Her mother’s mother was born into a tribe in North Carolina and came to Georgia with her non-Native-American husband … Continue reading Delilah Barber