Games Are Great

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is an example of my own unrefined style of flash fiction, whereas I take a random image or concept that pops into my head and just start writing freely in one continuous flow of thought. I do not concern myself with case or punctuation and do not stop typing until i feel the story has come to its natural end. Hope you enjoy.

Submitted: January 28, 2010

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games are great says timmy timbuk who plays games all the time and his friends play games with timmy too but none of them play them as well as you know who thats right timmy is the best and he makes certain everyone knows and he tells his friends how great he is and how he cannot be beat and no one disputes timmy on his game playing talent he has never been beat and never will so says timmy timbuk who plays his games with passion and confidence and has no worries about losing because he does not lose until one day a new kid arrives and sits in the center of the jungle gym monkey bars on the playground lot nestled in the sand reading his comic book all by himself so timmy timbuk friendly at heart makes a generous gesture and offers to play a game with the new kid as his friends stand back and watch intently and the new kid climbs out of the jungle gym eager to play but what game shall we play asked the new kid to which timmy replied you pick and so the new kid chooses to play tic tac toe and timmy grins as his friends all shudder some cover the mouths some gasp for air one even faints at the sound of the name as timmy puts out his hand to shake and the new kid seals the deal and they sit across from each other in the sand as timmy timbuk draws out the board two parallel lines with two more running through them feeling generous timmy offers the new kid the first move as timmy is the best and this is his game he is the king of tic tac toe the new kid makes his move a typically placed x in the center square timmy responds with a snicker under his breath and a girl in the crowd surrounding the action says she cannot watch and turns away as timmy places his first circle in the upper left corner and a boy in the crowd says oh no he has him now the new kid scratches his head just a bit and then places an x met with a circle from timmy and they continue to exchange until wham timmy is beat he is shocked he is stunned he cannot believe it and a young girl in the crowd burst into tears and runs away as timmy stands up angry and confused with his hands on his hips he stares down at the new kid and proclaims you cheat but the new kid does not rise to his feet he sits calm and serene he takes his hand and wipes it across the board in the sand clearing the slate he offers timmy another game timmy timbuk does not lose so he must defend his honor and accepts the new kids challenge timmy will surely win back his crown and takes the first move wham bam back and forth oh no not again timmy has lost never has he lost but now defeated twice shame fills his head and timmy timbuk knows not what to do but continue to play and he does and they play and they play until the sun sets and all the other kids have gone home and they play in the dark on through the night and they play until the sun rises again and timmy is playing with all of his heart he plays like a soldier on the battlefield he plays like a mighty hero fighting his nemesis he plays like he has never played before until the principal arrives the next morning to open the school and finds timmy timbuk sprawled out on the sand an unfinished game of tic tac toe scribbled in the sand and no one else around the game has left timmy as have his friends and now he just sits silently under the jungle gym monkey bars nestled in the sand reading his comic book all by himself


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