2014-12-15-bw-beachamThis is my entry for the Monday’s Finish the Story (MFTS) challenge. Here’s the photo provided for which I’ve written a flash fiction piece. Enjoy! But, just so you know, I’m not really this cynical — just having a bit of fun with the prompt. 😉


They say that life is a game of chess.

Yes, that’s what they say. Well, let me tell you something, my friend. That’s exactly what it is.

When you’re young and romantic, you grab onto your knight in shining armor. If you’re lucky you get a quaint little castle in the ‘burbs and produce two heirs: your prince and princess.

Then, before you know it, some young leggy rook takes your knight and your castle. You pawn everything just to keep your little kingdom together and feed your progeny.

To top it all off, the lecherous bishop at your church tries to put the moves on you when he finds out your single again.

Well, look at the knight now. He may think he has become the king of his new demesne, but he’s on a short leash moving only one step at a time at the whim of the evil black rook.

But, you know what, my friend? That’s okay.

I’m the queen now.

Check mate, buddy.


Looking for another new challenge? Don’t be shy… check out this week’s Creative Expressions.




12 thoughts on “MFtS: Check mate! (A monologue)

  1. I don’t think it’s cynical at all. I think she’s strong and resilient. Hail to the Queen!
    I just hope there wasn’t really a lecherous bishop.

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