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
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
13 April 2021: Busy bees. 14 April 2021: Perry, Georgia.
12 April 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia. 12 April 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia. 12 April 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia.
5 March 2016: Suwanee, Georgia. When I was a child, bullying wasn’t just commonplace, it was actually encouraged. I knew quite a few adults who viewed bullying and corporal punishment as reliable motivational strategies. Some even had fond memories of being bullied and beaten as kids. I recall once, in elementary school, right in front … Continue reading Bullies
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. Abigail rents a car and, using the directions Alyssa supplies, navigates to John’s Creek early on Friday. They arrive at the front door a little before … Continue reading Star Worthy, Genevieve & Leah
A request for reviews for Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction and Words Words Words. A number of copies of Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction and Words Words Words were sold during 2020. If you purchased one, or otherwise acquired a review copy, please consider submitting a review to Amazon and/or Goodreads or other review sites. Reviews help to get … Continue reading Review Reconstruction & Words
17 July 2016: Northlake Festival, Tucker, Georgia. 17 July 2016: Northlake Festival, Tucker, Georgia. 17 July 2016: Northlake Festival, Tucker, Georgia. 17 July 2016: Northlake Festival, Tucker, Georgia.
Rosalind is at her desk, grading papers. Leah appears at the door. “Dr. Duchard?” Rosalind looks up and gives her a knowing smile. “Leah Walker. What can I do for you?” Leah enters and sits in front of the desk. “Just curious if you’ve had a chance to consider my request.” “Esther said you’re persistent. … Continue reading Worthy Pursuit, Rosalind & Leah
“Why do act like you know me?” Billy says. “I do know you,” Nash replies. “I’ve been watching out for you for quite some time.” “Watching out for me? In what way?” “What if I mentioned your near mishap at the Parkway Bridge around the time you were twenty?” Nash says. “You needed someone watching … Continue reading The Guides: Billy and Nash