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Ally, Alibi

by Chi Sherman

I have met a writer whose work I like better than my own. Distressed, I asked my father what I should do. (He is also a writer and would be, I figured, sympathetic to my woe-is-me plight.) “You met a writer who is better than you?” he asked incredulously. I held the frown on my face, but enjoyed the feeling of my heart beating just a little faster for his well-executed intonation. “Kill them,” he said.

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Chi Sherman is an Indianapolis-based writer who has authored and self-published three chapbooks of poetry and creative nonfiction ("amative," "beneath this skin," and "mosaic"), as well as a spoken-word CD, "wild / tendril." Her dreams of creative writing success and stardom are a given. She often fantasizes about owning a three-bedroom house in which the guest room is a pale-yet-deep shade of the lightest blue.

7 comments:

mgirl said...

I hope you don't write better than your father. Fun six!

Bob Jacobs said...

Ha! Nice 6S, Chi. Good luck with that palest-blue guest room.

caffeine! said...

hee! chi, how i love thee.

thank goodness i kant riiiight gud and that yer a fabu writer. me no want you to kill me. ;)

Dawn said...

Very funny, Chi! You make me very, very glad I gave all that writing stuff up! At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

ned said...

Very cool!

Quin said...

i have the room, chi. very serene to wake up in.

good story.

Anonymous said...

Nice.