Photo Prompt #34: Strategy & Excessive Pride

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Strategy & Excessive Pride

They had evaluated all the major parties positions and goals. They’d used that data to create a long-term plan. However, something was overlooked as they started putting their pieces in place. Hubris became their downfall; no player can see the whole game from beginning to end. Now the only tangible reality was the feeling of the bench both cold and hard beneath them. A crisp breeze whipped at their faces almost freezing their tears in place. It seemed hard to believe that one week ago from this exact moment their lives had changed forever. They all felt as if they had grown older in the past few days. The only way they could describe the birth of the virus was with the words “checkmate.”

By Shari Marshall – 2020