They say that life is a game of chess. No one knew this better than young Terrance Morgan. At eight years old, he saw chess pieces in a far different way than anyone else. This difference came to a head during a family cruise to Belize. The ship had a giant chess set. Its king stood tall as Terrance. He moved a bishop. “Checkmate!” he cheered.
The vein at Joseph Gruden’s temple quivered madly. His teeth ground and his knuckles popped in his fists. The seven-time world champion growled menacingly at Terrance, “How are you doing this?”
“Instincts,” shrugged Terrance.
Gruden had never been beaten by anyone more than twice. Terrance had beat him twelve times! He pointed a quivering finger at Terrance. “Again!”
Gruden moved his pieces into place while Terrance moved his king. A face appeared as if by magic in the chess piece. It said, “Think he’s guessed yet that I’m helping?”
“Not a chance,” grinned Terrance.
Each Monday it’s time to finish the story. This week, the story must begin with, “They say that life is a game of chess.” The visual prompt is Barb’s picture of a huge chess set above. Look here for more stories answering the prompts: http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/mondays-finish-the-story-december-15th-2014/