Events of 1985, Collins Family

Reverend Aaron Abel Collins, pastor at the Edgewood African Methodist Episcopal Congregation of Atlanta, is considered a mighty man of God by his parishioners. His congregation numbers around four hundred and fifty active members with significant neighborhood outreach, making the Reverend an influential voice in his community. As a young Theology student at Morris Brown, … Continue reading Events of 1985, Collins Family

Expanded Universe, Claire

With the exception of the screenplay, in which not even Rebecca is featured as a character, Claire Belmonte has been in every iteration of Rebecca, Too since the incomplete first draft, predating Leah as a character, though Claire has evolved considerably over time. She is also a major character throughout Fables of the New South, … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Claire

Rebecca, Too, The Ghost Queen

It is late-summer, 1965, and Sarah Rosales is going to Atlanta. She’s eighteen, recently graduated high school, and on a Greyhound bus to Agnes Scott College in the suburbs of town, where she’s enrolled as a freshman. Sarah, the second of four daughters of Benjamin and Esther Rosales of Charleston, South Carolina, is the first … Continue reading Rebecca, Too, The Ghost Queen

Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South, Second Edition

Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South (ISBN: 978-0-9848913-6-8) is now available in its second edition. Eight stories featuring people who have come to Atlanta, Georgia to reinvent themselves. Portions of these stories appeared on this blog between 2014-2017. Stories include: Mockingbird Journey From Night A Debt to Pay Dead Man’s Hat Remains Bare-Assed Messiah … Continue reading Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South, Second Edition

Woman of God

Avis Collins is the minister at the Apostolic Awakening Fellowship, a conservative church in Duluth, Georgia. Known as Mother Avis by her church family, she promotes herself as a black conservative who’s opposed to gay marriage, extra-marital sex, race mixing, and government entitlements. She grew up in a mainstream Methodist congregation, but became a fundamentalist … Continue reading Woman of God

Atlanta Stories Available August 1

Coming soon! Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South. Eight stories about people coming to Atlanta to reinvent themselves. Stories include: Mockingbird  Journey From Night A Debt to Pay Dead Man's Hat Remains  Bare-Assed Messiah  Atomic Punk Phoenix  Release date: August 1. Available at online bookstores and direct from the author. 

Inferno, Christine

Zachariah made it clear to Selma that caring for the baby did not take priority over her responsibilities as a wife, so often, Christine was neglected as Selma saw to the needs of her husband. Despite this, Christine thrived, always large for her age. Doctors who examined her thought she was several months older than … Continue reading Inferno, Christine