Worthy, Rosalind and the Attorney

Dealing with Rhiannon’s questions and their mother’s attitude about Regan’s death isn’t the only stressful situation for Rosalind. A few weeks after the funeral, she’s home alone when the phone rings. “Good morning, may I speak to Miss Regan Worthy, please?” Who is this now? I don’t recognize your voice and it’s obvious you’re not … Continue reading Worthy, Rosalind and the Attorney

Worthy, Regan, Parisian Journal, 16 January 1964

Bonjour de Paris, Petite Soeur! Since this is our first extended time apart, I have decided to chronicle every important moment in this journal that I can’t include in my letters home — since I know Mother and Father will see them — to share with you upon my return. I will confess that I … Continue reading Worthy, Regan, Parisian Journal, 16 January 1964

Castor, Makepeace, & Pollux: Leah and Kristian

16 April 2011: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia After their initial meeting with Kristian Makepeace, Leah and Steven follow her into the reception area where a man with Down Syndrome is waiting. When he sees Kristian, he waves. “Hey, Krissie!” “Jimmy,” Kristian says as she goes to hug him. With her arm around his shoulder she … Continue reading Castor, Makepeace, & Pollux: Leah and Kristian

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

Real Bible Studies, The Gospel of Mark

Baptism, Temptation, and Disciples Most scholars agree that Mark was the first Gospel and both Matthew and Luke made liberal usage of Mark, going so far as to lift entire passages without changing a word. Mark tells a simple, straightforward story of an itinerant preacher and miracle worker who begins as a follower of John … Continue reading Real Bible Studies, The Gospel of Mark

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

Real Bible Studies, Matthew 13, Parables and Prophecies

Parables Matthew relates more lessons from Yeshua, and these are delivered in the form of parables. They all relate to the central conflict of the Gospel, separating true believers from the hangers-on and wannabes. They also highlight Yeshua’s tendency to obscure his message to the crowds who follow him, relaying his true meaning only to … Continue reading Real Bible Studies, Matthew 13, Parables and Prophecies

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