Dragon Town

Dragon Town (348 Words) For more than fifty years, every morning at eight o’ clock, Erin O’Lay had taken the dinghy around to see the dragon’s head. For much more time than that the dragon had floated on the great deep of a blue ocean. The sun had not set for some time, and whileContinue reading “Dragon Town”

City Mouse

City Mouse (177 Words) “I don’t like it,” said Nibbles. “It looks like a snake.” “Oh, come on!” Flip raced towards the escalator, his whiskers trembling with excitement. “Everyone does it. Look at that woman. And she only has two legs to her, too. I don’t know how the human-folk balance.” “They’re very big,” saidContinue reading “City Mouse”

Moonstruck

Moonstruck (198 Words) It wasn’t a fairy tale. The day after the wedding, she went back to her job as one of half-a-dozen lifeguards at the community beach. He had the early morning to evening shift at the grocery store. And sitting at her post in the burning heat, her eyes shaded by the brimContinue reading “Moonstruck”

The White Seal

The White Seal (356 Words) The moon shone bright between a web of clouds. No one visited the island on nights like that, when the sea was a silver mirror. Stories surrounded that patch of rough land that sent shivers around a campfire. And yet there was a fire burning , the barest glow ofContinue reading “The White Seal”

Three Winks and a Wish

Three Winks and a Wish (185 Words) “So,” said the genie, smiling. “Which one do you choose?” Patricia looked between the three glasses unwillingly. The genie’s smile was not pleasant, a mix of malice and pleasure. “It isn’t fair,” she said. “No way this decides what kind of wish I can make. How does thatContinue reading “Three Winks and a Wish”

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers (178 Words) When Farmer Tye saw the dragon guarding a little brambly nest tucked under a bush, he knew what it meant. Baby dragons. “You leave that nest alone, Farmer Tye,” said his neighbor and friend Jimmy Quinn. Jimmy was a carpenter and very conscious of his crucial role in the village’s upkeep,Continue reading “Finders Keepers”

Gifts of the Merking

The Gifts of the Merking (678 Words) There was a king, called Oldan, whose power was so great and so feared that it seemed limitless. Land and sea were subject to his will. The source of his power was magic books he had found in the sorcerer’s cave, the sorcerer himself long-dead. Because Oldan wasContinue reading “Gifts of the Merking”