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Checkmate

written by: E Barnes

 

At his usual time, he checks out a chess set from the nurses' desk.

"You be white, Dad."

He's amazed. His father opens with pawn to e4 and beats him in four moves.

"Who won?" The nurse asks when he returns the game.

"Alzheimer's---he still doesn't remember my name."

E Barnes

E Barnes

E lives in Ohio and is a busy professional by day and a writer of microfiction by night. E has been writing for over thirty years, mainly screenwriting, until the passion for flash fiction became so overwhelming in 2019. E's first book of collected Flash Fiction will be published in 2020.
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