Checkmate by Eoin

“The doors locked,” I panted breathlessly. “The only way is forward”.

I glanced around the vast room, taking stock of my pitch black surroundings until I saw them, the opposition. They were chess pieces but 100 times enlarged. That’s when I realised the bizarre task we had to complete . I looked at my partner in crime, my brother Michael and from his terror-stricken face he knew the insane feat also. “All right, then,” I sighed. “You take a knight , I’ll take a horse.” I paced over to my piece, my heart pounding in my chest like a drum, my weary legs dragging across the cold, bare, concrete floor. I took a second before hauling myself onto my steed. “Pawn to D4”.

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