The third September short story

Nope; haven’t given up yet, even if I’m still running behind. I’m still planning on ten total stories before the end of this month. I might not make it, but not for lack of trying.

Today I managed to bang out another short story. And go for a walk, and do some laundry, and do some repairs around the house, and eat a lot, and watch a few Longmire episodes (season 4, on Netflix).

I also took some photos for our on-going eBay sales.

One of my lenses (just a few shots as I already had other angles) . . . 


. . . and a few teapots and cups Melisa will be selling:





But, as I mentioned, I also wrote a story. 

As with the last two, my latest effort will go up shortly after this post goes live and it will be in a password-protected post (HERE). 

Those of you who requested a password for the previous two stories can use the same password for this one. If you had no interest in the other stories but feel the third time is the charm, just drop a comment below and I’ll send the password in a private e-mail (you don’t have to include your e-mail in the comment as I’ll get a copy of it when I get notified of the comment).

This story is from an idea I had while listening to a podcast a few years ago. A physics podcast, but don’t let that scare you. 

OK, then, on to the post. No, wait . . .  here’s a photo of my chess set from the 1980s. Yup, I’m selling it. I haven’t played chess in over thirty years, and I don’t think I’ll get back to the game anytime soon. 


I’m also selling my seldom-used neo-chess set. The strategy for this variation of chess is explained HERE. Essentially, when you capture a piece it changes color and goes to your sideboard. In any subsequent turn, you may opt to drop the captured piece anywhere on the board instead of moving any of your pieces already on the board. 




It really changes the strategy of the game, and I never found willing players after leaving high school. 

I used to play a lot of chess, but like many other things I eventually got bored with it and lost interest. 

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15 Responses to The third September short story

  1. Neo chess sounds like a mixture of draughts and chess, ie when you get to the end in draughts you get your king and to retrieve one of your pieces your opponent has captured. It sounds complicate mind. Don’t think I’ve played chess since leaving school. I still play draughts though.


    • disperser says:

      I think the link I had mentioned draughts.

      I liked playing neo chess; there’s an advantage to capturing pieces early, and it widens the strategy aspect by including what would normally be impossible moves.


  2. renxkyoko says:

    I’m interested in the gold tea set…… Christmas gift for my mother.


  3. Sally says:

    Please send password. Thanks


  4. oneowner says:

    I have the very same chess set (the first one). Had it since 196?. Still works great.


  5. mybrightlife says:

    So you guys troll junk shops and sell on line. Now all those posts with images of junk stall stuff make sense – the reason I enjoyed them so much is my love of junk shops. I don’t think we can compete though with what must be an extremely ‘rich’ stock in The States – I’m basing that on population and wealth. we have a few charity shops around though and I have boxes of vintage collectibles ‘maturing’ until I am in a position to set up a stall. (That is what I tell myself). One of my biggest concerns about returning to The States for a visit, is what I would do about the junk shops in other words, how would I avoid them??? I think the current luggage limit is 20kg.


    • disperser says:

      Actually, no.

      We never bought stuff with the idea of selling it (we’re borderline packrats – I still have stuff from the 70s).

      However, what has happened is us reaching a stage in our lives where we want to be “nimble”. One of the reasons is that in play for the near future is the possibility of buying an RV (trailer or motorized) and travel the US for a while. Another possibility is to go live in different places for a year at a time. Those two options have one thing in common; they work a lot better if we don’t own a lot of stuff. So, for the next six months or so, heavy selling at garage sales, Craig’s List and Ebay. What we can’t sell will likely be donated.

      I want to end up with a toothbrush and my guns, and Melisa wants to end up with a toothbrush and her sewing machine.

      OK, I kid a bit in that last sentence; we really don’t need toothbrushes.

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    • disperser says:

      I should also add we’ll not make money from all this activity; most of what we own was not cheap when we bought it.


  6. AnnMarie says:

    Wow, that chess set box brought back memories of Princeton! I know we’ve got photos of you playing with Celestino on our moving day. Most of our stuff is only visible in photos. And, once again, we’re selectively sifting through our things again in preparation for our move next Spring. Yippee!!!

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