Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Caustic, Hunch, Sacrifice


I had a hunch he would sacrifice his queen
to save the passing pawn
so I let her go and set my bishop after the understated heir,
and by the caustic look he shot me,
I knew I'd guessed correctly.

Twelve seconds later, my bishop died.
It was three more moves to checkmate.

I'd forgotten the fury of a queen mother.

13 comments:

  1. You certainly bring the game to life.

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  2. Love the chess reference, good spin on the words!

    Thanks as well for reading and commenting on mine, and sorry if it got under your skin. I wrote a reply to your comment on my page.

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  3. this is awesome and I love the image you paired with it.

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  4. "The fury of a queen mother" -- I love it. Excellent metaphorical piece.

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  5. Fantastic! Very clever and fun. I can just picture you and Elisha playing.

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  6. Love this one! Very creative way to use the words.

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  7. Carina,
    The truth is, I haven't played in years and am no where near Elisha's game. He would checkmate me in a few moves.

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  8. Very clever. I haven't played chess in ages, but the thrill of victory comes through in this.

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  9. I love this...so very very clever.

    b

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  10. now thaz a well played out game... and you made it seem so effortlessly written... awesome... monster moves

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  11. terrific - I think I was involved in a play very similar the other night - chess offers a lot of story lines! Really enjoyed this...

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