Friday, 2 November 2018


Threat
He was not a king; just a patriarch of a large family. But everyone called him a king. He liked it.
He moved a pawn and murmured, “Never treat anyone like a pawn. Treat them like knights, bishops…..”
“Why?” the son had always felt that the king treated him like a pawn.
The king looked at a pawn that was about to turn into a queen and brooded for a long time. He was mortally scared of losing. He raised an eyebrow, almost imperceptibly. A man hidden in the shadows nodded, silently.
“You never know when a pawn would become a threat……”
“………”
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Word count 103
A post for Friday Fictioneers.

20 comments:

  1. Excellent, the fear of losing his power. Says a lot about the world of today.

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    1. yes, the lust survives till the end

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  2. Clearly the patriarch does not see himself as others see him. But he may have to soon. Good story, Jilly, Sugar on the Bee.

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  3. Very deep, many layers here. Nice.

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  4. Thought provoking story! Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. yes, they can be horribly tyrannical. thanks for reading the story

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  6. Such a lot in this story. Well done.

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  7. Great message. Never treat a man like a pawn. Only a pawn can be a queen. So there is no need for competition and rivalry.

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    1. every pawn nurses a grudge. thanks

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  8. Treasuring the pawns is a good strategy.

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