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
Some years ago, I started working on a story about the late-90s tech boom in Atlanta, which featured as its main character a web developer turned entrepreneur named David Cairo (pronounced Kay-ro, like the town in Georgia). I created the rough outline of a story and several chapters, but never fully fleshed out the material … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Alyssa
Download the Kindle version of Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South for a special price, $0.99, now until Saturday, March 24, 2018. Listen to an excerpt of Dead Man’s Hat then follow the link to buy. Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South
Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South (ISBN: 978-0-9848913-6-8) is now available in its second edition. Eight stories featuring people who have come to Atlanta, Georgia to reinvent themselves. Portions of these stories appeared on this blog between 2014-2017. Stories include: Mockingbird Journey From Night A Debt to Pay Dead Man’s Hat Remains Bare-Assed Messiah … Continue reading Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South, Second Edition
Coming soon! Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South. Eight stories about people coming to Atlanta to reinvent themselves. Stories include: Mockingbird Journey From Night A Debt to Pay Dead Man's Hat Remains Bare-Assed Messiah Atomic Punk Phoenix Release date: August 1. Available at online bookstores and direct from the author.