Check and Mate – Lucky Dip – Story Cube


Check and Mate – Lucky Dip – Story Cube


We are to look at the story cube symbols, and write something using some or all of them. Here’s mine:


It was autumn on this side of the world when the trees were gold and red. We’d already had the time change to fall back on the clocks, like we do every year. It’s annoying, I know.

We were on our way to the book store to stock up on reading materials, because once the snowflakes began falling, we’d be stuck indoors.

As we drove down the street though, we had to pull over to the side. A police car, with sirens blaring and lights flashing zoomed past us. We had no idea what was going on.

A few days later, we found out when we heard the local television newscast. It seemed the police had been chasing down a couple of criminals who’d robbed a convenience store. Now they had been put in a line up and identified by the store manager. The scales of justice would determine both the criminal’s fates. They would not be pawned off with a slap on the wrist. Check and Mate!


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS

13 responses »

    • Thanks, Bill! Glad you like how the story went. That is odd now that you mention it about the criminal lineup symbol on the cubes. I think these cubes are used in schools to encourage writing. Some who did the challenge said that one was a child’s height & growth measurement, instead. I don’t know, I just went with what I thought. 🙂


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