“Pull my finger.”
Today I was working on my Pokemon team for a tournament CJ and I may or may not go to. Eh, if we don't I can use it for another. Anyway onto the flash fiction!
Chess Is Easy, A Game Is Difficult
Gerome knew how to play chess. He moved his pawn forward. Then the next and the next and the next. Then the other pieces. Chess proved to be simple. Memorize how the pieces moved and he just kept taking piece after piece. Pawn moves this way, knight moves that way, bishop moves this way. It didn't take long till he took the other side's king. He did this again and again for a month. His simple chess exercises in demolishing the other side. What a laughable thing this chess is Gerome thought.
Then he challenged an opponent. When the game became more than just moving pieces Gerome lost swiftly. Because it not quite chess that is difficult but the nature of a game that is difficult. The opponent on the other end of the board.
So day after day Gerome faced these opponents. He kept losing again and again. But after years he became a chess champion when he forgot about chess and thought about the game. And from that day Gerome thinking of other games and started to face humanity on other fronts. From Poker to Go he played not just the rules but the game.