Read the previous episode here : Shatranj – I


As I slowly dragged myself near the boat, I continued pressing all the buttons on the radio hoping for anything other than static. I cut the familiar two wires and started connecting them. And in after a few futile attempts, the motor roared to life. Without a blink I started, away from the shore opposite to the moon. As I shifted my bleeding thigh, I heard a voice. I picked the radio. Sam! Sam! Oh thank god, can you hear me. I heard a distorted yes from the other side. Sam, 10 miles north east of location alpha in fifteen, I said finally breathing. As the radio sound slowly vanished into the eerie silence of the sea, thoughts started flashing. Still unable to believe my escape. Slowly the land started to appear, and the sight of the familiar green jeep made me feel alive and safe. I skipped with one leg, as Sam came rushing and hugged me. Sam! We don’t have time, we need to tell Kay. We need to tell him right now.


Hey! Hey! I’m Glad you are alive. Also, Kay is dead. Took a knife through his skull.


My heart stopped.


to be continued…


Read the next episode: Shatranj – III

Shatranj – I

As the blurry vision cleared, the bright circles focused to a distant light source. The throbbing head took some time to realize the events which led to this. The rope crushed the wrists, turning it red. I have few hours before the sun wakes up the building, I slowly shifted my hip to make my knees reach the floor. The spine had to bend in half to cut the rope through the metal edge of the legs of the chair. The pain seemed insignificant compared to the wounds on my thigh. I slowly dragged my right feet and the pain shot up making me blind, I had no choice, I removed my tee and tied it around the thigh to stop the blood flow, this should help for now. I crawled to the window, as I heard my captor snoring, and slowly climbed the grill and jumped!


to be continued…


Read the next episode : Shatranj-II