What’s in a character’s name?
Sometimes, the storyline influences the characters, and sometimes, it’s the other way around.
As Genevieve says goodbye to her mother again, is she preparing to welcome Leah into her life?
Saturday morning, Rhiannon drives the cousins to the airport, and after an extended session of hugs and tears, they board their plane. They arrive in Atlanta late afternoon and take public transportation to Ponce de Leon, where Abigail has found a motel that won’t strain their budget too much. Arriving there, Genevieve says of the … Continue reading Worthy, Genevieve & Abigail in Atlanta
Midday on Thursday, Alyssa calls Genevieve to invite her and Abigail to Alyssa’s home on Friday for a cookout, so she and Leah can get to know them better and they can meet Tim. Abigail rents a car and, using the directions Alyssa supplies, navigates to John’s Creek early on Friday. They arrive a little … Continue reading Worthy, Leah Confronts Genevieve
Late Friday afternoon, Abigail is in her room getting ready for dinner. Neil is picking her up shortly and they’re meeting Rhiannon and Genevieve at an Italian restaurant. Someone knocks and Abigail is surprised to find Neil accompanied by Jillian, who enters without waiting for an invitation. “So. Where are we meeting Mom?” She walks … Continue reading Worthy, Jillian & Rhiannon
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
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
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
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