From Creative Corner: Chase Allie
It was midday when I first met her. There was really nothing special about her. She was a plain typical teenager who talks like the rest of the teenagers—like me. However, the moment Allie and I started talking, the first time we spoke, she breathed metaphors. Allie had a way of convincing people, bringing them into her mind, taking them aback with the way she thinks.
She's smart—not the kind of smart that would make teachers pick you as their personal favorite. She's into books, she reads a lot, she shares what's on her mind. The first time we met, I thought for a second she'd rant about makeup, or fashion, or even boys. But Allie was not that kind of girl. She plays chess, sudoku, video games, music. Have I mentioned that she reads? She reads a lot. Allie is that kind of smart.
She got me hooked, not instantly but she got me hooked in a way that I wanted her to take me to more metaphors, to more Allie quotes, to more of what is not seen or even understood by most teenagers. She brought me to a place I've never been to. Apparently, it's inside her mind and maybe somewhere in between the traveling, that's where I fell. Hard.