Voices | Growing up poor and pretty
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/22/18, 10:28 pm
Eleventh in a once-a-quarter series of short short stories. Read previous stories at wng.org/shortstories.
Esperanza grew up poor, without a dad but with a chessboard. All the other chess nerds in high school wanted to sleep with her. She told them that anyone who checkmated her king could also checkmate her. She knew no one ever would.