Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ancient checkers

I was sitting in an ancient stone room.  I was wearing a long velvet dress.  The room had high ceilings covered in tapestries.  My chair was soft and opulent, more like a throne than a chair.  I was sitting across from someone in a hooded robe, I could tell by the hands it was a man.  I never saw his face.  Between us was a table with a checkerboard engraved in the wood.  There were round gemstones of amber and ruby that we used for checkers.  I had the ruby ones.  I was able to jump six amber in one move, and I asked if I was playing correctly.  Each time I moved I jumped over many amber stones.