Approximately 1 minute to read
Quote: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” - Neil Gaiman
Or perhaps do the beating :)
Writing, Fantasy, Flash Fiction
This story made me:
4 months ago Lori Ohman said:
It was a great quick read and I loved the twist!
almost 3 years ago Clara Augustine said:
'Twas actually G.K. Chesterton who wrote the original quote, not Neil Gaiman. :) Congratulations on being in the tournament!
almost 3 years ago Hillary Holloway said:
Oh! That is good. I love that you gave the story an unexpected twist and made the humans the "creatures/bad guys" instead of the dragon. Great writing.
almost 3 years ago M.H. said:
Aaaahhh, I love it! Finally got a chance to read it, and even though it's so short, it's great, as I'd expect from you. You handled the twist really well (had me fooled up until the end; silly me, just assuming the knight is the good guy every time), and I kind of want more of this dragon's adventures. For now, though, I choose to believe that he and the princess are chess and gardening buddies because that's just a fun thing to believe. :3
almost 3 years ago Linda D said:
Brilliant twist. Great play with words for presenting the double meaning.
One suggestion: Instead, my amour (scorched) under the bright sun – just so you don’t have “burned” twice.