Although she grew up in a Christian home, Sasha didn't want to conform to a conservative lifestyle. Her parents' struggle to provide what they could was never eugh. She wears tight, short clothes, hoping to attract a man who can give her the good life. She will stop at thing to find a man who can give her what she's missing. But what will happen if she gets what she's looking for? A cook from Mel's Diner, Michael finds his big break when he's discovered by a Hollywood producer. His newfound success is soon corrupted by the serpent of greed and lust of fame. His friends watch as the poison slowly destroys him. Daphina is an overachiever who wants to prove herself better than her troubled sister, but instead she falls into the same path. Daphina struggles to find her way out of her obligations by making a verbal contract with the devil at her workplace. Demona Elzey twists together an artfully crafted narrative of three people in search of the identity they are lacking. When Your Standards Are Compromised offers a compelling story of what can happen when you bargain with the devil and portrays the lasting hope that is possible.