Day 69: 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: players

in freewrite •  last year 

I stood around the tables outside of the Borders to watch the chess players. The clock is set to five minutes on each side, which equals a ten-minute game. If you use your time wisely, you'll be thinking and planning your moves while the timer is ticking down on the side.

When I first started going to Borders, the cats around looked at me and said, "Get out of here, fish." I kept coming back around day after day until they let me play. "You're still a fish, but we like you kid," they eventually said.

The first time I be a master was when I noticed that his time was running short. Instead of drawing attention to his time running down, which would have meant certain death for me, I patiently moved my pieces as if I had some great plan in store for him. He wasn't watching eyes; they were on his clock watching it count down for 10, 9, 8, 7, ... 1. I jumped up full of glee and exclaim, "Your time is over, Fish! hahaha."

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Awesome piece. One of my first musings for player was chess!

I've played this game for a very long time. I don't know where I learned it or who taught me. I would be better if I were to sit down and study. I have done that a few time in my life, but for the most part, it has been simply playing.

Do you play?

I played as a child so very many years ago, I'm really not that good at it. I even stunk at Checkers LOL. Do you play?

Checkers is not a game I like to play either.

I still play chess regularly.

Chess is a game for smart people!

  ·  last year (edited)

I miss Borders. I always loved that bookstore.

Anyway, I bringing today's prompt:

That was one of the better times of my life.

I have only admiration for people who play chess well - who are able to think 10 moves ahead.... Not my game. I don't have the patience.

I wish I could think ten moves ahead. That is probably why I’ve peaked at a 1700 level.