When Charlotte Sanger moved to Atlanta in 1996, Deanna Savage and her husband, Emanuel, known as Manny, welcomed her as one of the family. Manny helped Charlotte get a job with the Forestry Service after her son Ishmael was born, and the Savage kids have always treated Izzy like a little brother. As they became … Continue reading Axe Man, Snake Lady
18 February 2019, New Peachtree Road, Doraville, Georgia.
Mylene Messner stood on the porch of the home she shared with her husband, Zachariah, watching as he drove away in his light blue Chevy Rambler. She lingered a long while, knowing it was the last time she’d ever see him, then went inside and began clearing away the breakfast dishes and washing them. She … Continue reading Ashes, Mylene
Brian Sanger came to Atlanta in 1991, when the Braves went from being lovable losers to the powerhouse team they were to remain throughout most of the nineties. He found himself caught up in the fervor and after watching the team win the World Series in ‘95, decided that watching baseball wasn’t enough for him. … Continue reading Axe Man: The Peaches
3 February 2019, Margie Drive, Warner Robins, Georgia.
When Leah arrives at the address in East Atlanta on the card Cairo gave her, she is met at the door by the thinnest person she’s ever laid eyes on, a woman who's several inches taller than Leah, and can’t weigh more than one hundred pounds. Despite this, her legs and arms aren’t bony, and … Continue reading Rain Maker, Leah & Roscoe
Aileen Delahunt and her husband, Roscoe, who she calls "Scoey", have never discussed having kids of their own, primarily because they both know neither wants kids. There’s no medical reason for this; Aileen has some trouble maintaining her weight, owing to a higher than average metabolism, but the doctors have told her that in every … Continue reading Kidding, Aileen & Roscoe
It is said that home is where the heart is, which suggests we can have many homes in our lifetimes. For many, “home” is one’s initial point of origin, the city, town, county, or state of one’s birth, but for others, “home” constitutes that place where one’s family resides at any given moment. For some, … Continue reading Home
Leah Walker has proposed having Genevieve Duchard work on a special project to get her more integrated into the work Leah does at her company, L. J. Walker Security Consultants. One afternoon after classes at Georgia Tech, Genevieve heads to the offices on the tenth floor of Building 100 at Colony Square. It being Tuesday, … Continue reading The Pupil
At midnight tonight, one of the worst years I’ve experienced on this planet comes to a merciful end. Coming off of the emotional rollercoaster that was 2017, I had no idea what this past year was going to bring. I started the year without a job and with no solid prospects and while my health … Continue reading Rot in Hell, 2018