FFfAW – Chess Champ

Joey has always been such a brilliant child so it didn't surprise me when he wanted to learn chess. He spent hours playing chess while he was learning the game.

It also didn't surprise me when he wanted to go to the town center and have a match with one of the chess champs. I figured, he will lose but it will be a good learning experience.

Saturday morning I took Joey to the town center and he went up to one of the chess champs and asked for a match. The champ grinned and told him to take a seat.

Joey became fidgety in his seat trying to outsmart the champ. After several hours, the chess champ won the match.

Surprisingly, Joey wasn't upset at all. He told me,

“Mom, I'm going to be sitting out there one day.” And I knew in my heart that he would be.

Joey is now one of the chess champs that sits in the town center. No one has beat him yet.

Thank you Iain for our photo prompt this month!

This is my 170 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read the awesome stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:




80 thoughts on “FFfAW – Chess Champ

  1. A lovely story of a childhood ambition that actually lasts. Joey knew his own mind, and that first encounter with a champion chess player gave him the incentive to persevere over the years. Success rarely comes easily, so good for Joey!

  2. Great story PJ. I’m happy Joey stuck with it and became a chess champ. It’s a great game, teaches one to think so many moves ahead and helps with other things.

    Sorry I did not participate this week. I was not feeling so well and things have been busy. Hopefully, next week is better. Enjoy your Sunday!

  3. What an imaginative story, I love where your mind goes when it comes to these flash fiction stories! Yay for Joey…practice makes perfect!! πŸ™‚

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