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
11 November 2016: Marietta, Georgia.
Amy is on her way into her condo when she hears a familiar voice calling out to her. She turns to face Rebecca Asher. “Yes, Ms. Asher. What can I do for you now?” “Just curious if you had any comment on the remains found near Toccoa.” “What remains?” “So, you haven’t heard. A couple … Continue reading Songbird: Amy & Rebecca
Abigail is having lunch alone in the cafeteria and studying for her midterm exams. Her mother and cousin are expected later that evening, so she's hoping to get most of her studying done before they arrive. Her phone rings, and she doesn’t recognize the number. She answers. “Abigail. This is Jillian Hawkins.” “Jillian? I didn’t … Continue reading Worthy, Big Sis
Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction. I’m pleased to announce that Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction has been reviewed at Book Review Directory.
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
14 November 2019: Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia. One of my biggest stumbling blocks in writing is believing a story needs to be more complicated than it does. This almost always relates to the backstory of the characters. I usually know quite a bit about events in the characters’ histories and often feel I need … Continue reading Over Thinking
Nelms Cabot was awakened by the phone beside his bed ringing. He checked the clock to find it was mid-afternoon, rolled over and answered. “To whom am I speaking?” the officious voice on the phone said. “This is Nelms, who’s this?” “Are you related to Nelson Cabot?” “That’s my name. It’s also my uncle’s name.” … Continue reading Office Politics, Nelms
8 March 2009: Chamblee, Georgia. Travis Maudlin is a man of many quirks and peculiarities, quite a few of which cannot be contained. His coworkers have noted his habit of muttering to himself under his breath; his almost pathological refusal to use anyone's name in conversation; his notable discomfort whenever anyone gets closer than three … Continue reading Tiny Lives, Secrets & Lies, The Target
© Copyright 2021, G. M. Lupo Margot Henson has had enough. She's grown tired of trying to warn her fellow residents of the threat posed by the crazy lady who keeps stealing people’s welcome mats and lawn ornaments — Minh, Zack calls her. She’s ready to take the matter into her own hands. She stations … Continue reading Dunkirk Estates, Hammer Time