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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
Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction, by G. M. Lupo. Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction is available for download and review on NetGalley. Requires a NetGalley account. Link below. Reconstruction on NetGalley
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
I'm collecting all my essays and non-universe stories into a single collection, due out the first of next year. Here's my current cover conception.
Lisa Summers came to Atlanta from Columbus, Georgia to attend Spelman College and went to work for Bickering Plummet right after she graduated in 1994. Highly qualified for upper management, she has consistently been passed over for consideration to the management training rotation and has remained a Tier 2 project coordinator for much of her … Continue reading Office Politics, Lisa Summers
When Leah arrives at the address in East Atlanta on the card Cairo gave her, she is met at the door by the thinnest person she’s ever laid eyes on, a woman who's several inches taller than Leah, and can’t weigh more than one hundred pounds. Despite this, her legs and arms aren’t bony, and … Continue reading Rain Maker, Leah & Roscoe
Leah Walker has proposed having Genevieve Duchard work on a special project to get her more integrated into the work Leah does at her company, L. J. Walker Security Consultants. One afternoon after classes at Georgia Tech, Genevieve heads to the offices on the tenth floor of Building 100 at Colony Square. It being Tuesday, … Continue reading The Pupil
In early-2001, Cairo Enterprises completed its merger with Bickering Plummet, becoming the largest such transaction of the new millennium. It was agreed the combined company would retain the name Bickering Plummet, Incorporated, with Cairo Enterprises becoming a subsidiary that would be phased out over time, and David Cairo earned a seat on Bickering’s board of … Continue reading Rain Maker, David Cairo
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