Friday Fictioneers: Moves






Life is full of moves. Should one move forward? Take a step back? Stay in one space? When should one voice their opinions? When should they just shut-up? Should one go for that job? Or wait for a better one? Can one afford to? Be honest? Sit on the fence? Take that holiday or save for a rainy day?

Life is often like a game of chess. One right move and you’re smiling. The next you’re down on your luck. When we are children we look at the world in wonder. But after childhood it gets complicated with each move.


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36 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Moves

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Chess is such a good metaphor for life.

  2. Nice symbolism. Chess, like life, has complicated rules

  3. plaridel says:

    life is tough, indeed, with all the decisions we have to face. it’s amazing most of us survive. 🙂

  4. Prior... says:

    I like the dichotomy in your two paragraphs – the first part was so applicable to all with general “life moves” and then second part was your reflection –
    Nice take on the chess photo prompt

  5. draliman says:

    Sounds familiar! Chess is like life in miniature, all the strategy, decisions and thinking ahead.

  6. jillyfunnell says:

    Clever and insightful take.

  7. Wonderful opening and closing lines – and the middle bit was pretty thought provoking too! Loved this.

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  8. Dale says:

    Well done, Lisa. Chess really is a great metaphor for life, isn’t it?

  9. Sandra says:

    An apt metaphor. And you never see the move you should have made until the game is almost over. Well done.

  10. Piyali says:

    I hung to each word, very apt, chess is a lot like life indeed

  11. Abhijit Ray says:

    Life can be like a game of chess. One has to think before one takes a step.

  12. magarisa says:

    A good analogy. As children, we played games just for fun; as adults, we participate in so many games (within the game of life) that have serious consequences.

  13. And in the end we are down to a few options… and way too often it ends in a draw.

  14. Priya says:

    That is some analogy! I liked your philosophical and reflective take.

  15. Dear Lisa,

    You’ve summed up a persons life with a chess game. Nicely done.



  16. Dan Bohn says:

    Your story and comments had me thinking of when I was a kid, and if one got shorted on something,,,,, we would say “I got rooked.”

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