Looking Ahead

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He moved the chess piece and said, “Your turn,” with a twinkle in his eye.

She knew she was in trouble.  He had some kind of plan, some kind of strategy and it was going to result in her losing to him.  But that was nothing new.  It didn’t really bother her much to lose all the time.  She would always laugh and have fun playing with her Dad.  She scanned the board and tried to see a turn or two ahead.  She couldn’t see his move.  So, she shrugged and moved her knight taking another pawn.

He grinned and went in for “the kill” and in two moves he had her queen.  She shook her head and said, “How can you see so far ahead?”

“Just lucky that way I guess.  Another?”

“Sure.”

They began to set up the board for a rematch.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – strategy

Plans For Destruction

He had the perfect strategy
He would make her his
He would be the perfect gentleman
And lure her in
Into his web of lies
Promising her the moon
Which was certainly not his to give
Star struck she would drink it all in
She was in awe of him
If only for a moment
His conscience should actually kick in
He would know she’s just a delicate flower
That can only bloom once
And the one night stand he planned
Could ruin her for life
If only he would just think twice…