Yet another mock celebrity story: the inspiration for both character and plot in this 'un are pretty easy to spot (yes, I've received my share of chain letters), so I won't bother going into them. Don't wanna be doing all your work for you.
It was one of those stories that was written quickly. Don't know why some tales come out more readily than others, but I'm always grateful when it happens.
"The Chain" was originally written for the Wilson Barbers Newsletter; it appeared in the Summer, 1993, issue. I've replaced a couple of lines that were cut from its first printed version and tweaked a few others, but, essentially, this is the tale as it first was written.
-- Wilson Barbers