Sunday, June 11, 2017

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Post 1547. Sunday June 11

Sunday Photo Fiction



“I’m bored with this game Henry,” said Queen Matilda, “constantly bickering with our neighbours across the border. Either take them on in battle or walk away”
“It is no game dearest,” said the King “but I agree that it needs to be resolved”
Hours later the King met with his senior Knights.
“Your Majesty,” said Sir Thomas “I understand the Rooks have flown our foe’s palace, a sign of certain calamity so it is expedient  we throw down the gauntlet without delay”
Days later Henry’s army stood atop a hill facing the enemy across the valley. The Bishop sat upon hs steed before the heavily armoured Pawns and made the sign of the cross.

“For God, King and country, go forward” commanded Sir Thomas.
The battle was soon over and Henry was victorious. He turned to his battle-weary soldiers.

“Checkmate” he yelled.


16 comments:

  1. Nice! You have a wonderful imagination. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. A great way of reading the battle and using the pieces as well.

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  3. I remember a scene from an episode of a 1960s TV show called "The Man from U.N.C.L.E. A master spy named Napoleon Solo (the late Robert Vaughn) was playing chess with an adversary. Except that the chessboard was larger than a swimming pool and all the pieces were people. Each player was sitting on a platform above the board so they could see, and they announced their moves via loudspeaker. I thought it was very elegant at the time and your story reminded me of it.

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    1. Remember it well. Robert Vaughn RIP. Thanks James.

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  4. Great story! I love the use of the chess battle as a real battle.

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    1. Some take chess very seriously! Thanks Joshua

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  5. Wonderful analogy here. i wrote something though not entirely similar. Liked this a lot, Keith.

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    1. You did indeed. Great minds and all that! Cheers neel

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  6. All the pieces contributed their wares. Great story, Keith!

    Hank

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  7. Great story based on a chess game, Keith. Good writing. :) --- Suzanne

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  8. Nice relation between medieval battle and chess. You made an exciting story!

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