Lita McClinton: A Deadly Flower Delivery

Lori Johnston
12 min readAug 1, 2020
A radiant Lita (photo:

Friday, January 16, 1987 was a foggy, rainy day in Atlanta, Georgia. Inside Lita McClinton’s townhome, she and her best friend Poppy Marable, who had stayed the night at Lita’s, were discussing the day ahead. For Lita, it was going to be a momentous one. That day, a judge was scheduled to decide her divorce settlement. After eleven years of being legally wed, she was ready to begin the new chapter of her life.

Lori Johnston

Writer, reader, margarita drinker. Currently looking for a “dare to be great” situation.