28 December 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia.
How will Leah react when Genevieve insists on taking part in a risky civil disobedience action against a local monument?
Genevieve settles into Leah’s condo. Can they find common ground together?
Saturday morning, Rhiannon drives the cousins to the airport, and after an extended session of hugs and tears, they board their plane. They arrive in Atlanta late afternoon and take public transportation to Ponce de Leon, where Abigail has found a motel that won’t strain their budget too much. Arriving there, Genevieve says of the … Continue reading Worthy, Genevieve & Abigail in Atlanta
5 September 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia.
Leonard Stringer Leonard Stringer is a features writer and reporter, mainly employed by the Atlanta Journal/Constitution but syndicated to hundreds of papers throughout the country at the height of his career. Leonard Stringer With the decline of newspapers in the Internet era, Lenny chose not to become a commentator in network news, so he’s semi-retired, … Continue reading Characters: Leonard Stringer
I don’t like endings. I rarely go to funerals and whenever I leave someone’s presence, I frequently say, “See you later” rather than “Goodbye”. Equally, I never joke about death or dying. The comedian, Dick Shawn, is said to have ended his act by feigning a heart attack to avoid encores. When he suffered a … Continue reading Author’s Intent: Endings
Late Thursday morning, Abigail goes to the Hyatt, where Jillian's conference is being held. Numerous participants are milling around the lobby in groups of varying size. An attractive, dark-haired woman in a light silk top and dark slacks takes note of Abigail and heads toward her. “Abigail?” “Yes. You must be Jillian.” Jillian scrutinizes her … Continue reading Worthy, Abigail & Jillian
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
16 April 2011: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia When Leah and Steven arrive for their meeting with Kristian Makepeace, they’re ushered into a large conference room with trays filled with doughnuts and pastries, and a coffee machine on a table against one wall. There’s also an assortment of teas with a hot water carafe. Leah and … Continue reading Castor, Makepeace and Pollux: Steven’s Job