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
6 June 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia 7 June 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia.
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
2 June 2018: Chamblee, Georgia.
24 May 2021: Warner Robins, Georgia. Appreciation for the school bus drivers.
Abigail is having lunch alone in the cafeteria and studying for her midterm exams. Her mother and cousin are expected later that evening, so she's hoping to get most of her studying done before they arrive. Her phone rings, and she doesn’t recognize the number. She answers. “Abigail. This is Jillian Hawkins.” “Jillian? I didn’t … Continue reading Worthy, Big Sis
10 January 2016: Marietta Street, Atlanta, Georgia.
10 January 2016: Atlanta, Georgia.
8 April 2017: The Forum, Norcross, Georgia. The only thing politicians love more than the status quo is an electorate that never questions or violates it. They relish voters who go to the polls from election to election and mindlessly rubber stamp incumbents regardless of the job they’re doing. It means they get to do … Continue reading Status Quo