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 which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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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