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The Perfect Game

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When my children were young, we used to play a lot of Chess, and Scrabble. I haven’t played Chess with Nola (my daughter) for a long while now. When she visits me (like she is doing nowadays) she remains busy with her young brood, or she is on the phone with M1, or M3, or her husband. If none of that, then she is catching up with the news of the day on her IPad.

Nola was good at Chess. My son, and I couldn’t beat her at the game. When she, and I were playing, I would be checkmated within minutes. For the life of me I couldn’t see it coming.

After losing a game, I would start all over again. The end result — me losing to her. This would spur me to a new game. I would think per chance I might win. It was wishful thinking. It never happened.

We would continue playing for hours. I would forget that I had to put dinner on the table. My irate (late) husband would remind me. I would say, “just a second”, with the seconds stretching  into minutes. One day he had his chance. He picked up the set, and threw it. The Chess board broke.

After seeing how unhappy we both were, he promised to buy a grand Chess table for us. I never came across one, for me to like. And now, I don’t even like Chess anymore.


The Perfect Game

You’re set to play poker (or Scrabble or something else . . .) with a group of four. Write a story set during this game. Or, describe the ideal match: the players, the relationships — and the hidden rivalries.


Play Time

Daily Prompt: Play Time
Do you play in your daily life? What says “play time” to you?
Show PLAY.

I B playing Minecraft.

When I was too busy I would find time to play games on Nintendo, Wii or on my PC. It used to be between 4 to 5 pm. At that time my husband would go for playing golf. This time was my fun time.

Now when I have all the time in the world I have lost my zest for playing any games. Occasionally I play Blitz or Unblock Me.

When my children were home we used to enjoy playing Chess, Scrabble and Snakes and ladders. We would play Chess for hours. My daughter would checkmate me. That would spur me into another round. I would think maybe this time I might win. There was no such luck. We would go another round but I could never beat her at Chess.

This year in January I visited my daughter. Her elder daughter M1 was home. Both of them played Chess. My daughter was the loser every time. After losing she would challenge M1 to another round. Lady Luck didn’t smile on her. My daughter would renew her efforts to win. It reminded me of myself.

Play is a necessity. It relieves boredom, stress and depression.

Play Time