Fantasy Drabble #338 “Spassssky”

“Would you like to play chessss?”

“What? What did you say?”

“Chessss. Would you like to play? I’ll give you the firsssst move.”

“Well, first of all, that’s not even a complete board. And I see no white pieces. So there’s no real way for us to play. Second of all, you are a sculpture, with no anima. So even if we could play, you would most certainly lose.”

“Are you ssssure about that? Or is it that you’re sssscared?

“Don’t trash-talk me, you piece of graduate-student mumbo-jumbo. I’ll knock you right over.”

“Big talk for ssssomeone who won’t play.”


  1. High talk from someone who doesn't quite realize the absurdity (and the danger?) of his situation. Love the snake-ish aspect of the statue's speech. It implies so much.