23 stories


tomorrow i will start the “23 stories for a fried chicken sandwich” project.

“what’s that?” you ask.

well, it’s a bet, of sorts, with my writing partner and friend m. i really need something to kick start my writing again. competition, yes. accountability, sure. pure writing joyfulness, i wish. would any of this really be enough? maybe not.

so m and i decided we had to make the project truly more meaningful. you see, i’ll do ANYTHING for a fried chicken sandwich at bake sale betty in oakland. ANYTHING (you wouldn’t believe its goodness, seriously…).

so me and m made a bet. or a pact. or whatever you want to call it, in which the winner gets a fried chicken sandwich. because i will do anything, even vow to write 23 times in a month when i think i’m too busy writing for work to write for myself.

the 23 stories will follow here. 23 stories in march (the idea is 5 days a week). some will be non-fiction, some will be fiction, some might even be poetry, who knows? one piece might even be about the above house in my neighborhood, which i always think is winking at me.

so wish me luck. i hope you’ll visit often. or, better yet, join me. i can’t promise you a fried chicken sandwich, but if you’re competitive, i can promise you’ll write 23 things this month. you will sit down and write 23 times and wow, that is something (but still not really as good as a BSB fried chicken sandwich).


  1. Melissa · March 1, 2010

    I’m going to win that sammy.

  2. Debbie O · March 1, 2010

    I can’t wait.

  3. kristin · March 1, 2010

    very cool!
    that must one great sandwich!

    good luck

  4. andie · March 1, 2010

    Lol..um that house really is winking, weird.

    Can’t wait to read your stories, I too have been craving words lately.

  5. Shannon · March 1, 2010

    It DOES look like it’s winking! What a happy house.

  6. Lindsay · March 1, 2010

    Hi Sheri! I am glad to see you’re doing this. I was thinking about doing something similar. I’m a new mom (is 10 months still considered new?), and don’t find a lot of time for writing. But I want to remedy that. 23 stories sounds fantastic!

  7. dandelion · March 1, 2010

    sounds intriguing…x

  8. charlane · March 1, 2010

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm, is theirs better than say, wendy’s?

    good luck with the new project

  9. camerashymomma · March 1, 2010

    oh perfect! you just might be inpsiring me to write 5 days a week too, my brain needs emptying this month, i can already tell :)

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  11. Christina · March 7, 2010

    What a glorious, lovely idea. I’m inspired already!!

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