Tuesday 8 July 2014

Visual Dare - Precarious

This last week's Visual Dare prompt couldn't be missed; such a provoking picture, begging so much possibility. It could offer surreal, but I went with symbolism, using as many facets as I could find. Enjoy.

He had to think carefully about his next move. He’d seen others go under and it wasn’t pretty. Some of them were sure they’d reached the other side safely too. They hadn’t realised they’d overextended themselves.

Like a game of chess you had to think about their move as well as your own, and you had to see several moves ahead, otherwise you didn’t stand a chance.

Last time he’d made a move without thinking his life had been turned upside down. For months he’d felt like he was walking through a desert; he couldn’t catch a break no matter how much effort he put in. But he’d kept on going, because that’s what you do, isn’t it? It wasn’t like you had options.

He had to keep the board turned his way this time; he had to keep his opponents guessing. Life was a precarious business.

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1 comment :

  1. great piece of writing - loved all the element of the picture you have included. Favourite line

    "because that’s what you do, isn’t it?"

    just keep writing, I shoudl really drop by more often :-) xx