Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day Two Hundred-Ten: "Death by Scrabble" by Charlie Fish

Gamesmanship.

Life as a game. A man and his wife play Scrabble and he realizes as the game progresses that the words being played are somehow determining what is happening in his life during the actual game itself. He hates his wife. Wants her dead. But, life is a game, one that you may not always win...and where others may have tricks up their sleeves that you can't be prepared for.

The voice in this story was fantastic. Very clever piece. I'd read more by this author for sure.

A link to the story online can be found here:

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/DeatScra.shtml

1 comment:

SLC said...

That was dark, and yet witty, and - as much as it pains me to admit this - I am so very tempted to plot this out on a Scrabble board to see if it works.

I have the same urge when it comes to chess scenes.