by Eric Drewes
"Check-mate," grinned the Creator.
"What?!" yelled the thunder god, "You cheated!"
The Creator shook his head. "No, I didn't."
"Let's rematch, then," replied the thunder god.
The Creator reset the pieces on the board. Within the thirteenth move the Creator had him check-mated again.
"Confound it all!" bellowed the thunder god.
He grabbed his hammer and smashed the chessboard. Then, while running to break more things he tripped over a ripple in the continuum and dropped his hammer. It plummeted from the ethereal plane and tore through the sky, finally smashing into Earth. A dust cloud formed and blotted out the sun, killing nearly all life on the fledgling planet.
"Oh crap, I killed your dinosaurs!" groaned the thunder god.
"I really was cheating. I guess I deserved it," sighed the Creator.