Mother Avis Collins stands before a packed sanctuary at her church and welcomes the faithful. “Good morning!” she says and is greeted by a chorus of replies. “Today is the day the Lord has made. I welcome you all to fellowship with us. I’d like to ask all the home folk to rise and visitors … Continue reading Woman of God, Avis
Rhiannon Worthy pauses outside the waterfront building with the words, “Seattle Art Institute” in raised letters on its outside wall. Rosie, what’s this all about? She goes to the glass doors, takes a deep breath, and enters. Inside is a wide-open lobby, the walls of which are lined with artwork. A directory guides visitors to … Continue reading Worthy, The Gallery
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.
The redesigned cover of Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South, soon to be in its third paperback and first hardcover editions. Should be available by the holidays.
Chénxīng can no longer distinguish between that which she knows to be true about her past and that which she wishes to be so. The only reliable memories she has are from the orphanage. Those are true whether she wants them to be or not. Chénxīng knows very little about her mother and most of … Continue reading Morning Star
Print ISBN: 978-9848913-8-2 Ebook ISBN: 9781386502401 Alyssa Caine wakes up from a car accident claiming to be Rebecca Asher, who died five years before. Alyssa’s estranged sister, Leah Walker, sets out to learn all she can about Rebecca to discover why and to bring Alyssa back. Featuring characters from the award-winning play, Another Mother, and … Continue reading Purchase Rebecca, Too
On Wednesday, Leah heads to Midtown to meet Tracey McIntosh, who she finds seated outside at the Starbucks at Colony Square. Leah’s planning on viewing office space, and Tracey offered her assistance in their conversation the afternoon before. “I appreciate you meeting with me on your day off,” Leah says as she sits at Tracey’s … Continue reading Rain Maker, Leah and Tracey
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
Brian Sanger came to Atlanta in 1991, when the Braves went from being lovable losers to the powerhouse team they were to remain throughout most of the nineties. He found himself caught up in the fervor and after watching the team win the World Series in ‘95, decided that watching baseball wasn’t enough for him. … Continue reading Axe Man: The Peaches
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