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The Importance of Tactics

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 6
Categories: Aliens, Science Fiction

Author

Stephen
Bowkett

Appeared in

Catch Minitales: Short Science Fiction Stories with a Sting!

Story Summary

A mighty war had been threatening to tear apart the Zanthe Supercluster of galaxies for a half a million years. Now Etherius, last of the demigods and Chronos, a huge silver hulled being met over a galactic chessboard as a substitute for war. The game continued for days, weeks, months, eons until the mauve darkness at the end of time. After a pause of incalculable time, Etherius had to ask - "Forgive me, but is it my turn..."