Sometimes, the storyline influences the characters, and sometimes, it’s the other way around.
Abigail is looking for a job. Could she find more than she’s anticipated?
In 2016, I serialized the rough outline of a story entitled Worthy on my blog. It originally consisted of fifty parts, covering the life and times of Abigail Worthy, a character from a play I was writing, Another Mother. Early in 2017, I was notified that the play had been chosen by The Essential Theatre … Continue reading Author’s Intent: Worthy
Abigail is having lunch alone in the cafeteria and studying for her midterm exams. Her mother and cousin are expected later that evening, so she's hoping to get most of her studying done before they arrive. Her phone rings, and she doesn’t recognize the number. She answers. “Abigail. This is Jillian Hawkins.” “Jillian? I didn’t … Continue reading Worthy, Big Sis
Abigail is lying in bed but she's not alone. Someone is lying next to her, facing her, but Abigail can't see who it is. She runs her hand over the other person's body. It's smooth, warm, soft — a woman. The woman caresses Abigail's face, then gives her a deep, passionate kiss. "Tell me your … Continue reading Worthy, Abigail’s Dream
A few months after starting with BioGen Labs, Abigail gets permission to conduct a small project investigating her family's DNA heritage, in particular the female side. She's noted the prevalence of cancer in her mother's family and wants to see if she can isolate the markers for it. Kyle agrees, as long as it does … Continue reading Worthy, Part 26
Rhiannon, Genevieve, and Rosalind come down for Abigail's graduation ceremonies. The evening after, Neil and the band rent out a club and have a going away party for her. While festive, there's still an air of sadness as each person she's come to know stops by with a hug and a reminder to "keep in … Continue reading Worthy, Part 25
Abigail and Lauren go out for a lovely evening of dinner followed by a concert. While she tries to relax and enjoy herself, Abigail can't get her mind off the talk she knows she'll be having with Lauren when they get back to her place. She only hopes she's done a good job of hiding … Continue reading Worthy, Part 24
As Abigail nears graduation, she becomes more apprehensive about her plans for afterward. She's all but completely decided she'll head back to Seattle, and there's a genetics lab there which she interviewed with at a career fair who's expressed an interest in having her work for them. She does not look forward to leaving behind … Continue reading Worthy, Part 23
When Abigail enters her apartment, the first thing she sees is Rhiannon lying on the floor in the middle of the living room. She starts to panic, then realizes Rhiannon's legs are crossed and her head is resting on a pillow. She's asleep. "Mom?" Abigail says in a voice loud enough to wake her mother, … Continue reading Worthy, Part 22