Connie’s Colors #SampleSunday

Connie, the main character of SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING, has an unfortunate accident and turns a patchwork of all the colors people can be. It attracts the unwanted attention of a sleazeball at a party.


merit badgeHe laughed and put a finger under my chin, lifting my face. I hate it when guys do that.

“You have become a trifle–” he whispered, “–exotic. Exciting. Especially in that charming thing you barely have on.”

“Spreading it a little thick, Darryl,” I said. “You think I don’t know I look like a set of desert camouflage fatigues?”

“Hardly that,” he said. He began touching patches of my skin, murmuring color names as he did.

“Bronze. Umber. Jet. Cinnabar. Ocher. Ivory.”

I brushed his hand away.

“I haven’t finished,” he said.

“Yes, you have.”

He curled the corners of his mouth in what was supposed to be a smile.

“For now,” he said. “You’re right: This is too public–”

He finished the sentence to the air. I walked away.


SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING is available through Indiebound and at Amazon in print and for Kindle and Kindle apps.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What flirty thing does your character hate? What flirty thing do YOU hate?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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