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