Nikolaos Stavrianakis– 121 Words··On-going Novl duration N/A
Nikolaos Stavrianakis– 121 Words
Sunday morning at the tournament hall.. soon a chess tournament will begin.
A tall girl, with an air of confidence enters the hall.. challenging you to bet on her.
Behind her a shy, frightened player runs quickly to find her place.
The pressure of the games has exhausted her, noticed John, former champion and now coach. He quotes a verse from Con. Cavafy about the trials and tribulations of a pawn, which manages to reach the last line in time.
“Ηow eagerly he approaches his own death!
For here the pawn will perish
and all his pains were only for this.
He came to fall in the Hades of chess
to resurrect from the grave
the queen who will save us.”