Colored Sugar Water is Lucy Merriweather's story. The granddaughter of a Louisiana healer, Lucy believes in a little of everything, from fortune telling to voodoo to God. Lucy, the regional manager of a successful chain of fitness centers, is stuck in a stable, but boring, relationship with Spencer, a McDonald's franchise owner. Spencer is dependable, but far too predictable for Lucy.
Adel Kelly has been Lucy's best friend since their college days. Married to Thad, who's always on the brink of the next great idea, Adel is tired of carrying the weight of their household on her shoulders. At her age, she should be thinking about having babies, but if Thad doesn't get it together, she'll be raising any future kids as a single mother.
When the two happen across a late night commercial for psychics, Lucy dares to call the number, even as Adel warns her not to. Before she knows it, Lucy is caught up in a whirlwind romance with Kuba, the man that answered the phone, and Spencer and Adel are both losing the Lucy they used to know.
Published: December 2001
Theme: Nightmares by Dana Dane