A Game of Chess

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Cymraeg
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A Game of Chess

Post by Cymraeg » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:43 am

They faced each other over the ancient board.
A pale hand reached out and carefully moved a pawn one space.
Then a hairy hand responded, a knight leapt to intercept.
Back and forth they went, in a tense, menacing silence.

Over in a dark corner a filthy child sat, blond curls hanging listlessly along her tear streaked face. Yet she made no sound, only stared numbly as the game continued.

At last a misstep, a rook taken, and the end came swiftly.
As the victor wiped the child's blood from his now rosy lips, he said,
"Care for another game?"

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Re: A Game of Chess

Post by strawman » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:01 pm

Good 'un, Cymraeg.

Funny how you just can't imagine eating children with checkers, isn't it?
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Re: A Game of Chess

Post by Varda » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:35 pm

Hmm. I'm not sure exactly what's going on here, but I like it. I saw it as two vampires playing for the tasty, tasty snack in the corner. Am I close?
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Re: A Game of Chess

Post by Cymraeg » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Varda wrote:Hmm. I'm not sure exactly what's going on here, but I like it. I saw it as two vampires playing for the tasty, tasty snack in the corner. Am I close?
Yes, that's right. The opponent with the hairy hand might be a vampire or werewolf or something else equally sinister.

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