He looked at her across the chessboard, tilted his head and grinned.

‘Alright, alright, alright,’ he drawled. ‘We playing this game or what?’

She hesitated. ‘But I have so much to do, I really can’t stay.’ She looked around the room – the light casting warm long shadows, the end of day not far away. It was enticing to stay. Could she? Just for awhile?

‘Look how far you’ve travelled in such a short space of time. You need to rest. Stay,’ he chuckled, and she felt her body relax in the warmth of his smile.

She picked up her castle.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

I think your protagonist is having a nice chess game. Making the horse (Knight) rest and do castling. It is like I am there, watching them play. I enjoyed it. Well done, Lisa.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

Lisa, I love the humorous conversation between your two characters and your description of her thoughts. I really enjoyed reading your micro fiction!

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