Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

A quote: “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” ~~ Marcus Aurelius

I’ll start with a story …

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Between the state, aunties and cousins, I was last to choose among what was left of great-grandma’s things.

I didn’t want for something valuable (the state already took that) but I wanted something I could hold that would remind me of my funny, eccentric gram-gram.

From a crumbling box, I laid things out on the table – ticket stubs, broken hand mirror, cheap jewelry – I froze and stared at a tiny bottle hung on a cotton cord. Whatever possessed me, but I pulled the cork and let the liquid drip on my tongue.

“Oh ALICE!” and I fell through the mirror.

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Now, it’s your turn.
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2 Comments
  • Dupin says:

    A pawn cannot checkmate a king alone. Neither can a knight. No single piece can checkmate by itself. Not even the queen or even another king can checkmate alone. Not without help. They need support. But two or more pieces provide protection and strength. Together, they can checkmate the king and win.

    Child, you think him the evil king and yourself nothing more than a pawn.

    Alone, it is true.

    You know the other children he’s hurt deeply. You know where he sleeps and when. Gather those children…those pawns. Wait until he sleeps.

    Take the butcher knife with you.

    Checkmate.

  • Cameron says:

    I move a piece, and see a piece move in the mirror. We have dueled over the years and I lose every single time to someone whose skill is incredible. We have only seen each other’s hands.

    Then one day, I found a solution. I moved one of my last pawns into Check. The king moved and my other pawn made it to the other side to become a queen which pinned him into place.

    There was a flash of light and I’m on the other side of the mirror. Now I wait for the opponent who can free me.

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