The Dragon’s Balloon


The Dragon’s Balloon (99 Words)

“But how can it fly without any wings?”

The young dragon looked up into Dhira’s face. Dhira knew the little dragon would never fly, not with its wings. She had found it in the woods, its weak wings fragile and undersized. Since then the old woman had cared for it.

Dhira held the balloon string between her fingers.

“It flies because of what it has inside,” she said. “Maybe you won’t fly like a balloon, little dragon, but you’ll fly in ways you never thought you could. Because you’ve got something inside you, too. You’ve got heart—and fire.”


Written in response to Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction ChallengeCheck it out!

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