My ideas on the art of short story writing.
- Queen of the Chess Cult
The search for a beautiful queen who presides over a cult with a holy book listing the moves of the perfect chess game.
- A Bowl of Stew
A man and woman count down the progress of their dishes as the chef cooks them.
A sunny day at a lake house reclining in beach chairs with chess, sandwiches, beer, and a pretty girl.
- Pawn Storm
Falling from the sky are snowflakes like chess pieces.
- The Chess Plague
A plague devastates a town and especially its chess players.
- The Old Player's Estate
A chess player from the 1970s dies and his house and belongings are examined.
- The Prisoner's Tale
Terrorists capture a prisoner who explains his life story to his cellmate using chess pieces instead of words.
- City of Chess Clubs
A town with hundreds of distinctive chess clubs unlike anywhere else.
- A Dimly-Lighted Cafe
An old man waits vainly for chess opponents at a cafe.
- The Man Who Gave Up
A man gives up chess but is continually reminded of it.
- The Screaming Cry of the Chessbird
A giant bird terrorizes a metropolis.
- The Unwrapping
Friends unwrap gifts at a Christmas dinner.
- The Infinite Chessboard
This world is a chessboard whose squares change in size, number, and color.
My notes on the stories, their inspiration and so forth.
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