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On The Board

October 17, 2014

Georgian writers Ilia Chavchavadze and Ivane Machabeli playing chess, 1873 St Petersburg. Public domain photo.

White frowned pompously as he considered his next move and then touched a single finger to the head of a pawn. “Go forth, my daughter and wreak havoc in my name.” He commanded. The marble figure shivered, turned to flesh and blood, took a breath, and began to move.

“And in turn I release he who will be her nemesis.” Black touched one of his knights, which also came to life.

Perseus set forth on his quest, gathering the weapons and information he needed and slew Medusa.

White touched another pawn. “Let him face you.”

Black touched his queen. “I shall put you into play.”

Cetus attacked the Kingdom of Aethiopia. Andromeda was chained to a rock to placate the beast. Perseus slew him and won the hand of Andromeda in exchange.

White glowered at the board and touched a rook. “The city of Troy.” He declared.

And the Gods continued playing their emotionless game of war.


156 Words in response to Flash! Friday-Vol 2-45, Dragon’s Bidding: A nemesis

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