Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I stole a story starter

The tipsy chessmaster climbed the wall in the backyard to avoid the argument. Harry had been playing beer chess with his best friend Sam. Unfortunately, the game had been getting slower as that case of beer got lighter, and things really degenerated when the two of them started arguing over which color suited the rook best, white or black. When Sam's mother periodically came out and shook her head, they both thought that she was disagreeing with one or the other's defense of his rook, but in reality, Sam's mom was disgusted at how many times both Henry and Sam had failed to take advantage of each other's mistakes in the game. It should have ended hours ago, but there they were, still yelling nonsense at each other.



Then, or at some point, Sam's mom's best friend came over so that the two of them could watch their favorite show, so she made it clear that Sam and Henry had to either move the game or shut up about the stupid rooks. This made Sam angry, so he started arguing with his mom, and that argument got so loud that Sam's mom's best friend's husband came over and told them to knock it off, because he worked third shift and was trying to get another hour's rest before going into work, and no one in the bloody neighborhood gave a spider's leg about the color of their rooks. Sam told him to mind his own business, and the commotion finally caused Sam's mom's best friend's husband's brother to come stomping over. He's big, really big. He took one look at Sam and Henry, and they simply fled in opposite directions.



While they were gone, Sam's mom's best friend's husband's brother's wife came over and threw both the white and black rooks over the wall, hitting the back of Henry's head as he fled. And that's a bloody rook ending.







Tune in next week when Ekim and Acton play Scrabble while arguing about what a "rook ending" really means. Or not.

Story starter. For the fatally bored.

6 comments:

Doug said...

Hahahahahahahaha!

TLP said...

OMG I love it!!!!

Ariel the Thief said...

Black.

Bone said...

Sam's mom's best friend's husband's brother's wife

That was the best part for me :)

And I'm pretty excited about a Scrabble story, to be honest. I'm in a game right now on Facebook. Well, Lexulous.

actonbell said...

My mother and Doug are so nice to me:) and Ariel, I agree that black is the most becoming color. Bone, I love lexulous. Best thing since sliced bread. I'll have to get someone to play with again...

Nessa said...

I found the whole story very fascinating and look forward to more of the same.