This is a scan of the original photo, found in a box from my mother’s house. It’s from my fourth birthday, fifty-three years ago. This is my attempt to recover the image using Photoshop or Lightroom. I thought I did a reasonably good job. This is from a scan I did several years ago from … Continue reading Why Hang on to Negatives?
Skyline of Atlanta, taken from the Jackson Street bridge. The law firm of Castor, Makepeace, & Pollux is not one of the oldest firms in Atlanta, but it has two of the most prestigious attorneys in town. Lucius Castor is a former state and superior court judge who also served as district attorney in Fulton … Continue reading Castor, Makepeace, and Pollux
After Delilah’s mother, Persephone, was murdered, Delilah was taken in by her great-aunt, Wanda. She never formally adopted Delilah, but was named her guardian, with control over her niece’s affairs until Delilah turned twenty-one, graduated college, or married. Delilah knew Wanda as her “little Aunt”, which is what Persephone always called her. She was actually … Continue reading Delilah & Wanda
Copyright 2011, G. M. Lupo Delilah and Persephone had been living in the household of Martin “Mac” Crawford for not quite eighteen months. His violence toward Persephone had escalated to several beatings a week, always in a drunken rage, and quite a bit of verbal abuse directed at Delilah. One evening, she was working on … Continue reading Delilah & Mac
Leah Walker has been seeing Mitchell Kendrick on a casual basis since the middle of their sophomore year at Pace. She likes him, but mainly connects on an intellectual level, and not a physical one. This hasn’t been for want of trying on Mitchell’s part, and he’s always inviting Leah over when he’s certain his … Continue reading Leah’s Assault
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
Photo: 18 August 2018, Piedmont Park.
Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction, by G. M. Lupo. Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction is available for download and review on NetGalley. Requires a NetGalley account. Link below. Reconstruction on NetGalley