PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold
As I sprawled on a deck chair under a parasol, taking in the sun, a ten-year-old came running to me “up for a challenge?”, he squeaked.
The chessboard was set. He played his move, a pawn forward. My knight moved next. The game went on for about twenty minutes. I kept capturing his pawns and rooks. Taking a sip of my beer, I exclaimed: “check!” He played his move. With a smirk, I tried to move my queen ahead. Suddenly I felt, my entire body was on fire. I jumped off the chair and dived into the pool.
He hissed in a whisper “CheckMate!”
This story is written for Friday Fictioneer hosted by Rochelle.