Worthy (In Progress)

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Abigail Worthy is a character I developed for my play, Another Mother, which mainly focuses on her cousin Genevieve. Abigail started out as a minor character who delivered some bad news to Genevieve. When I rewrote it, following a First Light reading with Working Title Playwrights in Atlanta in February, 2016, I expanded her role, giving her the backstory that’s the basis for these stories. The story covers roughly five years in her life, starting with her going to college and ending with her acceptance into medical school.

The finished product will most likely be a novella or novel. Most segments were written within 24-hours of being posted. They are rough outlines of the story in progress, at different levels of completion, but should provide an idea of the direction I’m going with the story. Eventually, they’ll be edited, expanded, and published.

  1. Abigail & Rhiannon
  2. Rhiannon’s Family
  3. The Worthys Drop in on Elspeth
  4. Rhiannon Learns She’s Pregnant
  5. Rhiannon & Abigail Meet with Elspeth
  6. Abigail Encounters Neil at School
  7. Neil’s Band
  8. Abigail Tells Neil How They’re Connected
  9. Abigail Meets Her Father
  10. Daniel Confronts Abigail & Neil
  11. Road Trip to Visit Jillian
  12. Abigail Meets Jillian
  13. Visit with Jillian Concludes
  14. Jillian Phones Abigail
  15. Rhiannon & Genevieve Meet Neil
  16. Abigail & Jillian Hang Out
  17. Jillian Coaches Abigail and Abigail Gets Some Bad News
  18. Rhiannon in the hospital.
  19. Rhiannon wakes up
  20. Abigail & Rhiannon with the band
  21. Abigail goes on a date
  22. Rhiannon decides to return home
  23. Abigail prepares to graduate
  24. Abigail and Lauren discuss their relationship
  25. Abigail graduates
  26. Abigail’s DNA Study
  27. Abigail Phones Her Cousin Barbara
  28. Rosalind talks to Abigail about Genevieve
  29. Rosalind dies
  30. Abigail gets Genevieve’s DNA results
  31. Abigail confronts Rhiannon
  32. Abigail and Genevieve review her DNA results
  33. Genevieve graduates
  34. Abigail & Genevieve arrive in Atlanta
  35. Abigail & Genevieve get settled in Atlanta
  36. Genevieve meets her biological mother
  37. The cousins regroup after a tense encounter
  38. Abigail meets her older brother
  39. Leah and Alyssa make Abigail an offer
  40. Abigail makes an important decision about her future
  41. Abigail moves to Atlanta
  42. Abigail and Genevieve run into a friend from Seattle
  43. Alyssa goes into labor at a band show
  44. Abigail meets with a recruiter to find a job
  45. Abigail worries about Genevieve’s reaction to her employer
  46. Abigail’s new job
  47. Abigail meets someone
  48. Gloria meets the band
  49. Abigail helps Steven with a project
  50. Abigail prepares for medical school (Final)

Characters:

Abigail Worthy, 18 at the start of the story, a biology (pre-med) student from Seattle, WA.

Rhiannon Worthy, 44 at the start of the story, Abigail’s mother.

Genevieve Duchard, 16 when she joins the story, Abigail’s cousin.

Neil Hawkins, 18 at the start of the story, Abigail’s half-brother.

Other characters include Daniel Hawkins, a neurosurgeon and Neil & Abigail’s father, Elspeth (Armstrong) Hawkins, Neil’s mother, Jillian and Daniel (Winn) Hawkins, Jr. Neil’s siblings, Rosalind Duchard, Abigail’s aunt, Leah Walker and Alyssa Caine, two sisters connected to Genevieve, from Atlanta.

The earliest sections are set in Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA, but as the story goes on, the action will move to Atlanta,GA.

Here’s a mock-up of the cover art.

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