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
Some may wonder why it’s okay for Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and other Founding Fathers to be portrayed by minority actors in Hamilton, and not for Martin Luther King to be portrayed by a White actor in an adaptation of Katori Hall's play The Mountaintop. This was the case in a production at Kent State … Continue reading Author’s Intent
5 March 2016: Suwanee, Georgia.
Genevieve, age seven, sits on a bench in the back yard of Rhiannon and Abigail’s home in Seattle, her head lowered, tears streaming down her cheeks. It has been two weeks since her father’s death and nearly a week since his memorial service at MIT and she still can’t accept that she’ll never see him … Continue reading Worthy Cousins: Abigail & Genevieve
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Random musings from G. M. Lupo.
“Why do act like you know me?” Billy says. “I do know you,” Nash replies. “I’ve been watching out for you for quite some time.” “Watching out for me? In what way?” “What if I mentioned your near mishap at the Parkway Bridge around the time you were twenty?” Nash says. “You needed someone watching … Continue reading The Guides: Billy and Nash
The Square, Decatur, Georgia, 9 August 2009. I’m formulating a definition of my writing style based on my recent work, which has been focused on my hometown of Atlanta. The name I’ve devised is Southern NeoRealism and I’m working to develop characteristics of it, based on common themes in my writing. For instance, a character’s … Continue reading Southern NeoRealism: A Working Draft
A scary late night call doesn’t go quite as planned.
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