Delilah Barber: Miss Georgia

Copyright 2011, G. M. Lupo While she’s a sophomore at Georgia State University, Delilah competes in the Miss Georgia Pageant. She gets the opportunity by winning a local contest in Canton where she’s still listed in her aunt Wanda’s household, despite living in an apartment in Doraville most of the year. Delilah views it as … Continue reading Delilah Barber: Miss Georgia

Worthy, Abigail & Jillian

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

Worthy, Zelda Burch

Early in Abigail’s sophomore year, a local church starts distributing anti-gay literature and holding protests near campus. Her friend Delores is very angry and insists their LGBTQ group organize counterprotests and confront the parishioners head-on. Abigail is among those who want to take a less confrontational stand against the church. After several discussions among their … Continue reading Worthy, Zelda Burch

Author’s Intent: Expanded Universe

My Expanded Universe of Fictional Atlanta came about when I realized a character I created for a play I was writing in 2011 was the same individual maligned by the lead character in a novel I had shelved around 2000. That novel, Boom Town, featured a character named David Cairo (pronounced “kay-ro” like the Georgia … Continue reading Author’s Intent: Expanded Universe

Worthy, Rosalind and Barbara

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

Worthy, Rhiannon & Abigail

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

Worthy Sisters: Rosalind & the Star Childe

Rosalind Worthy graduated high school in 1968 and had no doubt where she wanted to attend college. Growing up, she admired computer pioneer Grace Hopper, and, in high school, was one of only two women in Math and Science club. Her mother, who professionally retained her family’s name, had always provided the example of a … Continue reading Worthy Sisters: Rosalind & the Star Childe

Kin Worthy, Genevieve & Bickering

During her junior year of high school, Genevieve wrote the winning essay for a career day presentation about Bickering Plummet and was chosen to deliver it at the ceremony to honor Bickering’s president, Clayton Bickering. He was there to award the school a STEM grant. The essay focused on Bickering’s global presence and philanthropic endeavors. … Continue reading Kin Worthy, Genevieve & Bickering

Worthy Sisters, Regan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springtime in Paris for Worthy Teen SEATTLE, Washington, December 1, 1963—The Seattle Art Academy is pleased to announce that the winner of its annual artistic competition for promising high school students is sixteen-year-old, Regan Valentine Worthy, a sophomore at Franklin High School. Regan has been awarded a scholarship to study at École … Continue reading Worthy Sisters, Regan