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  1. Michael
    September 10, 2015 @ 10:54 am

    I think my biggest fear is large bugs in places where large bugs shouldn’t be. I hope the writer gets through this encounter with the narrator safely. On the other hand, going by the 50,000 word reference, I assumed she got through NaNoWriMo, so….

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    • Cheney
      September 10, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

      Haha yeah, and bugs (specifically spiders) are my second worse fear.

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  2. Jennifer G. Knoblock
    September 10, 2015 @ 11:08 am

    As I read–until the very last lines–I wondered if this was the internal dialogue of a writer with her self-critic (i.e., the person putting on the mask and the she-“successful” writer were the same, and she is incapable of dealing with her own success) OR if this was one super-jealous psycho out to get someone else. You pulled me right along with the suspense of it.

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    • Cheney
      September 10, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

      It was the first one.. I hope I got that across. Maybe it’s just me whose internal critic is so evil!

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      • Jennifer G. Knoblock
        September 10, 2015 @ 1:42 pm

        Well, apparently mine is enough evil that I recognized it in another form. 😉 Crafty work!

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  3. Ellen
    September 10, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

    The fantasy of exposing a rival… will she do it?

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    • Cheney
      September 10, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

      Oh no, this is the nightmare of a rival exposing ME.

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  4. innatejames
    September 10, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    My biggest fear is not leaving a legacy after I’m gone. I thought for sure your narrator was looking in the mirror throughout your story. Like the italics are the narrator’s thoughts about her own success.

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    • Cheney
      September 10, 2015 @ 9:07 pm

      Yes, that’s kind of it, sort of. I am now seeing based on the comments that I didn’t do a very good job getting my point across. The successful girl is me (the me of my dreams) the evil troller is also me (the dark thoughts I have in my head that keep me from feeling good enough to try harder to get what I want).

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  5. katybrandes
    September 11, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

    Good job, Cheney!

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