The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Kathleen McCluskey
Surrounded by his faithful queen and his ever vigilant bishops, the King decided it was time to finally end the reign of the Black King. He positioned his knights to his left and one in front of his beloved queen. The faithful legion of pawns knew they were about to be sacrificed for the better of the kingdom and stood proudly in front of their monarch. His castles at the edges of his land were ready to move forward in the heat of battle.
The battle raged and soon the king had found himself staring into the eyes of the black king’s knight. He moved his spouse out of the way but new that the knight could not advance any further. He must move in the direction that is solely his. The king struck. The black king’s knight lay at his feet defeated. The king looked around and with horror filling his eyes he could see his beloved was in peril. He moved his castles and instantly the threat was gone. The black king’s bishop lay dead at the castle’s base. The queen retreated as the castles began their assault. The black king was in their trap. The king’s wife being angry that a lowly bishop would advance on her began her move to dismiss the black king’s defenses. She drew her sword and with a few mighty swings the black king was in her grasp. She stood in front of the black king and swung her sword. With one colossal swing the black king’s head lay at her feet.
The king was pleased that the black king’s sovereignty of terror was finally over. He could now have full control over the lands until a new black king would appear at the edges of his territory. He pulled back his queen, his bishops, knights and castles. His ever vigilant pawns were always read to sacrifice themselves in the name of glory.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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A wonderfully intriguing story.
Loved it! Puts the game of chess into a whole different reality.