Winesburg, Indiana: Randy Steeple

Sam Martone

This story is exclusively available in the anthology, Winesburg, Indiana, published by Breakaway Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, in the spring of 2015. Available wherever fine books are sold, borrowed, or thrown at noisy children.

Sam Martone lives in Tempe, Arizona. He has appeared on television numerous times. As a toddler, he had a role in a commercial for all-natural shampoo that supposedly made children smarter with its neuron-stimulating suds. In the thirty-second spot, he is standing in a bathtub, his hair lathered up into a mohawk. If you blink, you will miss him.