Kaleidoscope Me is an unusual story–it’s not written in chronological order. Instead, it’s written as Jadyn, after discovering her great aunt and little brother are missing, puts the pieces of the mystery together.
The inspiration behind Kaleidoscope Me was actually a short story I wrote in college about a young kid (a boy, actually) that went to an “attention doctor” because he didn’t exactly think–or act–like a normal kid. I found myself continuing to think about the story long after I’d wrote it and that’s when I knew I couldn’t just stop at a short story.
Kaleidoscope Me didn’t start as a story about Aunt Nadine, it’s always been a story about a character whose different way of thinking sometimes led to trouble but always led to things no one else came up with.