Here’s another one of Angela’s great photo prompts, enjoy the story!
A Dangerous Game
Philip Smith was approaching the Final of the Grand Master Chess tournament and he needed to win the money, bad.
“Hello Mr. Smith, I’ve come to help you. My name, Sir, is Diablo.”
Philip sold his soul in exchange for a different perspective on his upcoming match to defeat his opponent. The other guy was good and Philip needed to see through his competitors strategy to ensure the prize money would be his.
(My friends, look at the photo – That was the new perspective Diablo had given him).
“Okay! I give up my ability to play Chess at all, Diablo, as long as you return my perspective to me”
Diablo granted the request. Philip returned, right-side up. And he also played in the Chess final… But he won.
He did not understand how that was possible, until he checked his bank balance. No money from the win was in there.
“Where is my money!”
The Devil smiled.
“Did you honestly believe you could bargain with me?”
“I said I’d lose my ability to play Chess!” Philip screamed.
“Yes, that’s right, you did…. But your soul? You should have asked for me to return that to you instead”
Philip then realized, he had played his last, final game.
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