Endgame — Friday Fictioneers

Title: Endgame
Source: Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words


The tables sit in a straight line. Twelve tables, twelve chess boards, twenty-four opponents each with sixteen pieces, all three hundred and eighty-four pieces engaged in battle to decide the crowning of Grand Master.

The arbiters circled like vultures waiting for the dead, held in check by the tick-tock of the game clock. The opponents fall and regroup striving for the prize.

I am the endgame, unseen, observing, manipulating. My eyes level with the boards, I influence each move.

Achieving the 8th rank, passed pawn promoted queen I look to my twin, we push the king to check and victory.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

55 thoughts on “Endgame — Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Jo,

    I know virtually nothing about the game other than it’s a game of strategy and requires intense concentration. You’ve captured this in spades. Love the title and story. Lots of intrigue. Well done.



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