We asked our readers to write a short piece of creative writing related to dragons. Here is one of the entries. It has not been edited.
There was nothing but darkness. I heard a sound behind me and turned, and came face to face with ... I don’t know why but I’ve always loved dragons. Every night , I dream of meeting a dragon. I know everything about dragons. They’re very good at dancing in the dark , they can fly but not levitate and they can tiptoe well.
Yesterday, I was going to a pantomime when I heard a pair of boots land on the top of my car. Surprised, I turned around and saw a dragon that had fallen from the sky. The fall must have hurt, because it left a huge dent on the roof of my car.
Hurriedly, I pulled over and stopped the car. The dragon was a statue, lying still. Tentatively, I poked its hide. It was rough and bumpy. Looking around me, I saw nobody. That gave me confidence to yell loudly in the dragon’s ear.
“Hey, can you hear me?!” This being my first time ever meeting a dragon, I had nothing left to say. The dragon seemed to be unconscious. I considered checking for a pulse, but I honestly had no idea where to start.
“Oh no.” I muttered under my breath. “You can’t leave me now.”
I punched the dragon’s left wing and was greeted with a deafening screech. All eyes of the dragon (they have one on their fourth toe) burst open and the dragon swiftly arose so it was facing me on the ground.
“You are doing, what do you think?”
Dragons talk like Yoda. Interesting.
“It’s not my fault, I was just-”
“Humans. Such Incompetent beings, they are.”
The dragon exhaled in the direction of my Lexus and it promptly was lit on fire. I yelled in outrage. The dragon laughed a harsh, brittle battle cry, and immediately disappeared. Gone.
I was destined never to reach my destination. I never could drive that car again. Angry at myself for believing that dragons were majestic creatures, when in reality, they were monsters , I made a New Year’s resolution: To cast all thoughts of dragons in my mind away and start loving unicorns instead.
Right when I said that, a dazzling dragon appeared in front of me.
“Not grateful of your assistance, I’m sorry that Changeling was. For him, us dragons apologize. To the Dragon kingdom whenever you’d like, we invite you to come.”
As it vanished, I thought, Maybe dragons aren’t that bad after all. Actually, they’re awesome. In fact, I love them even more now!
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