Sunday Photo Fiction – June 11th 2017

Two hundred words maximum challenge for this one.

Photo provided © A Mixed Bag
Every piece was in its rightful place, as it was every morning.
The crystal gleamed, casting rainbow patterns over the glass, the board spotless.
In the evening, a game would commence but was never finished as tiredness crept in and the players had to retire.

The two spirits whispered out of the woodwork, checking The Living were indeed out cold as intended by their magic.
‘Let’s see how far they got tonight Sam,’ Will said.
Sam chuckled as they continued the play to a conclusion, then reset the pieces.
‘Works every time,’ he said. ‘They awaken with no memory of playing.’

(101 words)

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – June 11th 2017

  1. James says:

    Is it the same game over and over for them then?

    • It might be, or like dominoes, no two games are identical. As they don’t remember playing the night before, it’s one of those ‘Is it or isn’t it’ questions. Would be pretty frustrating if they did remember and couldn’t continue where they left off! Hope this didn’t overshadow the gist of my efforts. 🙂

  2. michael1148humphris says:

    A story which for me was great to read.

  3. athling2001 says:

    Intriguing! Very thought-provoking. And well done.

  4. Very good story telling.

  5. I like that. The spirits need to have some fun as well 🙂

  6. mandibelle16 says:

    Neat story. A magical chess set, I like that.

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