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“Checkmate! I win!”

“You never said check so it’s not counted.”

“It is; my pawn took your king so I… Oof.”

“See even the chair agrees with me. You’re supposed to say check in the step before you go to take the king.”

“The chair was just broken, it doesn’t agree with you.”


The photo prompt has been given by Dale Rogerson at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Pawn) has been given by Denise Farley at the Girlie on the Edge.

21 responses to “Checkmate”

  1. I like how the unfortunate event with the chair became evidence in the argument.

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    1. Anything can become evidence in an argument, as long as you can prove it.

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  2. It’s the chair’s fault, LOL. I love that take.


  3. The philophically great thing about chess is that you can never take the king. The game ends at checkmate, which is the move just before the king would be taken


    1. Really? I always thought mate was when the king was actually taken. Guess you learn something new every day.


  4. Chess has led me to similar arguments!


    1. I guess it’s the game that does that.


  5. chess looserrs are the worst loosers


  6. I believe the chair had bad intentions too. lol Great six!

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  7. The chair was a great additional character 🙂

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  8. Haven’t played chess in so long – that sounds like me 😆


  9. The chair had an opinion!


    1. Everyone does! Thanks for reading.

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  10. Dear Bernadette,

    Natural dialogue. True to life.




  11. When all else fails, blame it on the inanimate object that can’t refute your ‘evidence.’ Nice one


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