Barbara Boehm Miller
Fiction writer and creator of the character, Lola Rolls

Fiction

Lola Rolls: Sideshow Fat Lady

Lola Rolls: Sideshow Fat Lady
(novel in-progress)

Lola Rolls   is the story of a young woman who leads an isolated life owing to her extreme weight. When she commits a horrible crime with serious repercussions, she runs away with the carnival to escape the consequences of her actions, able to hide in plain side because her weight, which, while visually stunning, also makes her invisible.

Lola comes of age as a fat lady in a rundown, seedy carnival, learning to confront the past and to navigate her way in an enclosed world of outsiders like herself. As the quality of her performances improve, so too does her ingenuity and her path to self reliance and self acceptance.

Short Fiction

 

Sweet Tree Review

Short Story written by Barbara Boehm Miller

THE PUZZLE ROOM
by Barbara Boehm Miller

Jenny lifted the bulging file, held her arm straight out to measure its heft, and then set it down on the desk, tidying the edges, squaring up the papers to create a solid neat brick. If anyone were watching, and decidedly no one was because Jenny was alone, felt all by herself in the office, that person would take note no doubt of her officious air and quiet professionalism. (Read the Story)

 


Short Story written by Barbara Boehm Miller

THE CRYING WOMAN
by Barbara Boehm Miller
Jack moves around the room, tracking an industrious circuit with me at the center, picking up the plastic pitcher from beside my bed and shaking it to see if it needs to be refilled.The remaining water sloshes, and the ice cubes clunk against the sides like a dull, forgotten echo. (Read the Story)