I thought it would look cool to wear my favorite white skirt over my favorite white and lavender pants. It never occurred to me that no one else in the 4th grade dressed this way. No one in school dressed that way. But the fabrics were the same and they had similar lines, and I was sure that this fashion statement would work. I don’t think I was teased. Some kids pretended not to know me.
So many times I’d do something with no clue that it didn’t work, that it wasn’t cool, and that it wasn’t supposed to be done that way. Afterwards I would see these things in their new light, curse my foolishness, and swear not to do them again. But there were always other foolish things to do.
On the Summer Solstice–June 21st–I’ll send a lovely PDF file (complete with lovely cover) of my novel The Labyrinth House. If you happen to be one of the few souls who’ve read that, I’ll send you one of my other novels The Blue Jar or Drowning Karma instead. All the novels take place in the same town and characters do overlap–they aren’t so much a series as a set.
All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know.
If you might be interested in a physical copy–handmade with real art on the cover–I’ll give one away. Just say so and I’ll put your name in a hat and draw the winner on the Summer Solstice.