Z: zugzwang #AtoZChallenge

ZZugzwang: (Chess) a situation where any decision or move taken is a serious, and often, decisive disadvantage.  

I was ready to quit, wasn’t I? 

To throw in the towel

I had had enough

No more attachments, I said.

Then I looked into your face

Those eyes I could not escape 

You put me in zugzwang 

You smile and  whisper “Check, mate!”

5 Comments Add yours

  1. saracsnider says:

    So, apparently, every time I’ve ever played chess I put myself in zugzwang without even knowing it. 😉 Seems a shame I only managed to get to your blog at the end of it all, but that’s the way it goes sometimes isn’t it? 😛 It was very nice to meet you regardless, and congrats on finishing the challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ipsyb says:

      Thank you for dropping by, nevertheless. Hope to see you more often!!


  2. Nick Wilford says:

    Great word! Who could say no to that face?! Congrats on getting to the end of the Challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ipsyb says:

      Thank you ☺!


  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Checkmate – a great way to end the challenge for the month. Congratulations on completing it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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