Mondays Finish the Story – Dec. 15

For some reason, I found this week’s prompt a bit challenging. I was really “in my head” on this one. So it may/may not make sense. Ah well, there is always next week!

Mondays Finish The Story. Click the picture to learn more.

Finish the story begins with: “They say that life is a game of chess…”

Well that explains everything. No wonder my life is such a mess. I don’t know how to play the game.

It’s a thinking man’s game filled with complicated moves. 64 squares. 16 pieces, eight black and eight white. Every piece moves differently in a weird yet strategically coordinated dance. Until finally, the king is attacked and captured, signaling total dominance and control.

Maybe I would get ahead if I lived my life this way. Finding ways to wrestle control from others. Pitting myself against imagined enemies in a contest of power. Planning maneuvers that astound my opponent and move me steps closer to victory.

Victory. Whatever that is.

But if I am the only one left standing, where is the victory in that? What is left to control?

Sounds like a very lonely game. No wonder I’ve never learned to play.


13 thoughts on “Mondays Finish the Story – Dec. 15

  1. Well done. I played chess when I was a child but never could thing more than the next move ahead which is why I lost so often. I do better with my life but didn’t learn to plan ahead until my daughter was in her teens.


  2. “Victory. Whatever that is. But if I am the only one left standing, where is the victory in that?” What a wonderful bit of writing here. I can really hear the speaker’s ‘voice’ in this which is always impressive when you’ve only got 150 words.


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