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?
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
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
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
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