the game of life


Love:  Let’s play a game.

Insecure:  But, what if I lose. I’d be devastated…

Ferocity:  Shut up! Stop whining.

Ego:  I am not playing games.

Love:  Oh, come on. It’ll be fun! Making plans, taking risks, learning logic…

Ferocity:  Just do it already.

Insecure:  Wait, wait… what are we playing?

Love:  How about the game of life?

Ego:  Eww.

Love:  Then, what would you like to play?

Ego:  Fine, fine, life it is.

Love:  I’ll be the banker.

Ego:  Why you?

Love:  Do you want to do it?

Ego:  No.

Love:  Well, does anybody else want to do it?

Insecure:  I don’t know… I don’t think I can…

Ferocity:  Can we just get on with it!?

Love:  Alright, then. Who wants to start a career?IMG_0573 crtn


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Perfect Game.”
“You’re set to play poker (or Scrabble or something else . . .) with a group of four. Write a story set during this game. Or, describe the ideal match: the players, the relationships — and the hidden rivalries.”


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Scott says:

    Outstanding. I loved it from start to finish.

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  2. lifelessons says:

    Liked the poem a lot, but wasn’t sure about the significance of the ending. Were they playing a game called Careers? Expected love to want to throw the dice or spin the dial! Ha. Good work, Nelkumi!

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  3. andysmerdon says:

    I agree with Scott. This is an excellent and captivating piece – well done and thanks for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. andysmerdon says:

        The pleasure is mine 🙂

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  4. Teresa says:

    Once again…. I love your art… both writing and drawing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you. 😊


  5. brilliant choice of characters coming alive with such brevity and then choosing a game that none of them could play. really clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. kayrpea61 says:

    So clever. wants to play 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  7. kayrpea61 says:

    ‘Carpe diem’ was in brackets and was deleted ;(

    Liked by 1 person

  8. OnChi says:

    I love how Love is so full of adventure and fun! This is an excellent description of a person’s mind (or a marriage, depending upon your point of view :p). ❤ Very nice

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