He says: K is for King

KING

.

“Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” – Alexander the Great

.

My name is Stephen. You knew that right. Did you know that Stephen derives from the Greek for Crown? Stephen King’s parents must have really loved regality.

K is for King.

And like every King of regal bearing I am prone to the occasional fit of temper.

Like when I am losing at games. Of chess for example.

My King under threat.

Surrounded by pawns who offer little protection.

The Queen by my side but quick to move.

As far away as the board allows whilst I am left to move sluggishly, weighed down by my crown.

My knights moving erratically.

Drunk perhaps on the beer brewed by the Bishop who is never quite able to move in a straight line whilst the rooks shuffle from side to side, ancient chariots that never seem to carry me anywhere.

And what do I do whilst all this is happening?

I fend off the advances of my enemy’s Queen as best I can. Accursed strumpet won’t leave me alone.

God dammit my Kingdom is a mess.

.

“When the end comes, I will meet it raging.” – George R.R. Martin

.

One thought on “He says: K is for King

  1. Pingback: To Play the King | THE ICONOPHILE

Please share your views

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.