The Treebranching Chicks 1bA
Katherine Phelps Copyright February 1998

The Straw Chick:
Am I my sister's kept?

The Straw Chick flies as fast as her wings will carry her to the second sister's new stick home.

Though the Straw Chick always held great love in her heart for her sister, it was an abstract sort of love. One that grew with distance. She never felt that this sister understood the value of her artistic endeavours. Of course upon occasion she herself had misgivings about her vocation.

Perhaps now in trouble they would find a spiritual bonding that they never knew before, one that would transcend time and space forming the core of enduring artistic works. Or maybe not. She found her sister extremely annoying with all of her emphasis on exercise.

Upon arriving the Straw Chick finds that the cat has followed her. In the space it takes her to catch her breath, she already has to face the monster once more, but this time with her sister by her side.

Do you encourage the two sisters to: