“I am so confused with choices pulling me in all different directions, each one compelling and close to my heart that I can’t say no to any one of them but also am aware that they all belong to the different worlds with no shared boundaries”, said Vincent with much doubt in his voice, when he was asked by his father to confirm the subjects he would like to choose and ones that he wished to drop, for furthering his academic interests, at the beginning of the new academic session.

Knowing well about Vincent’s love for chess, his tireless efforts in training and practising the game, while he was blessed with the natural acting talents and his love for science, his father asked, “As in your chess game, to win, you must develop your strong pieces and sacrifice some for a greater goal, can you see this as a puzzle of life like the chess puzzles?”

“I can see the logic there”, chirped Vincent as solving chess puzzles always brought a twinkle in his eyes signalling to his father that Vincent would ace the game of life for sure!

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This is my 5th post as part of #BlogchatterHalfMarathon by @Blogchatter. 5 more to go! Stay tuned for a further journey.
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Deserted Desert
Categories: Fiction


Sandhya Bhattaram · August 6, 2021 at 4:26 am

An inspiring post. Well-written!

Mayuri6 · August 6, 2021 at 9:31 am

Wow! This is a great way to make a child think. Give them an example of what they identify the most with. Very intelligent writing, Anagha.

chinmayeecreations · August 8, 2021 at 5:21 pm

Very interesting post !

Shweta Suresh · August 9, 2021 at 12:11 am

Oh. That was such a lovely message!

Pallavi · August 10, 2021 at 3:33 pm

Well written Anagha….
chess game, to win, you must develop your strong pieces and sacrifice some for a greater goal…

Satabdi · August 10, 2021 at 11:16 pm

Nicely-done. Loved the little dose of wisdom.

Ravish Mani · August 12, 2021 at 10:34 am

Like the way you pass messages in your stories. 🙂

Prasanna Raghavan (@prasannaragh) · August 16, 2021 at 3:03 pm

A valuable piece of advise to guide the young one to march forward in life.

Debidutta Mohanty · September 21, 2021 at 10:15 pm

Interesting post with a dose of wisdom for young minds. I must say a witty post and loved the way to deal with young, confused minds.

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