Rosalind Duchard sits in the office of her brother-in-law, Marcel. She’s come to solicit a favor from him, but as she outlines it for him, he starts shaking his head. “Rosie, you know I’m not that kind of lawyer. I do real estate. I don’t handle custody cases.” “Don’t worry about it, Marcel. It just … Continue reading Worthy, Rosalind and Marcel
In the 1970s, in Atlanta, there was a run-down theater at the corner of Peachtree and Ponce called The Fox. It was apparently built earlier in the century as a Masonic Lodge, but became an entertainment venue, which showed movies and held live shows. By the early 70s, it had fallen on hard times and … Continue reading Fox Tower
Dead Man’s Hat from Fables of the New South. Visit the book page (above) for more info.
Cover artwork for Words Words Words, compiled works.
Rachel Lawson walks through the main terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, looking for a familiar face. She received a call from a colleague, Rhiannon Worthy, a few days ago, looking for a caregiver to assist her sister Rosalind, who’s dealing with end stage cancer. Rosalind has a teenaged daughter and Rhiannon stated a preference for … Continue reading Worthy Pursuit, Rachel Lawson
It’s rare that a lab assistant gets to hand pick her successor, but if she has any say in the matter, Esther Gershon plans to do just that. She already knows the perfect candidate to take her place, working for the extremely demanding Rosalind Duchard (nee Worthy). Esther has been Rosalind’s right hand for much … Continue reading Worthy, Esther Gershon
When Genevieve arrives at the address in East Atlanta on the card Roscoe gave her, she is met at the door by the thinnest person she’s ever laid eyes on, a woman who appears to be late-twenties to mid-thirties. She’s several inches taller than Genevieve, and can’t weigh more than a hundred pounds soaking wet. … Continue reading The Pupil: Genevieve & Aileen
Genevieve Duchard stands before the door labeled “L. J. Walker Security Consultants, LLC” hesitant to go further. From Abby’s reconnaissance the day before, she knows only one person is likely to be inside, but that person is certain to be formidable. Genevieve takes in a deep breath, and, as she lets it out, she pushes … Continue reading Worthy, Genevieve & Leah
Mother Avis Collins stands before a packed sanctuary at her church and welcomes the faithful. “Good morning!” she says and is greeted by a chorus of replies. “Today is the day the Lord has made. I welcome you all to fellowship with us. I’d like to ask all the home folk to rise and visitors … Continue reading Woman of God, Avis
Rhiannon Worthy pauses outside the waterfront building with the words, “Seattle Art Institute” in raised letters on its outside wall. Rosie, what’s this all about? She goes to the glass doors, takes a deep breath, and enters. Inside is a wide-open lobby, the walls of which are lined with artwork. A directory guides visitors to … Continue reading Worthy, The Gallery