Dragons -Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
This week
I am delighted to see that Al has treated us to one of his own photos, cute and not quite terrifying!
Click on this link to enter your tale, and to see what others have written.

© Al Forbes

© Al Forbes

Click here to hear me read this 90-second story: Dragons

I have always loved dragons.
And not just Puff, who is clearly in a league of his own as far as lovable fire-breathing lizards are concerned.
I long ago wrote a sequel to his song, because no one that fabulous should be left in a cave for eternity.
People laugh at me, but others too, I feel, get a bit of a raw deal.
Like Smaug in The Hobbit, killed as a precaution, after just doing what dragons do, stealing and hoarding wealth.
And what about the poor unnamed beast butchered by the bloodthirsty St George while already in captivity?
This in the name of Christianity, according to the tales.
Even the king of whimsy, Lewis Carroll, has the Jabberwock decapitated.
Now I am a nice guy usually, pretty easy going, slow to anger.
But some of my business competitors find it amusing to mock me as soft, because of my
affection for these scaly monsters.
Mine is a ruthless business, so I have been known to respond unpredictably.
I believe in irony.
So when some tough guy says that dragons don’t exist, I just smile.
And drop him with a splash off Alligator Alley.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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26 Responses to Dragons -Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Enjoyable piece. In your your favour and your favour of dragons I believe Beuwulf at least, was bested by the dragon. I think the dragon was killed in the end, but that dragon did take out a legend first who had killed Grendel and her monsterous son. There was a show called ‘Merlin’ on the sci-if channel here which also had a dragon voiced by the late John Hurt. He was a very wise dragon and often helped the young Merlin defeat his and young Author’s enemies, especially those who used magic to try and best them. Also perhaps your grandson was a fan of the movies ‘How To Tame Your Dragon.’ They were very good movies at least, the first two I saw. I think there is 3 or 4 now. Hugs CE.

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  2. handmadejewelryhaven says:

    LOL! I live right next to Alligator Alley! In fact, the whole of Weston was once Everglades, so it is not uncommon to see Alligators in every canal or pond adjacent to the homes, or even meandering down a street!
    I do feel you were a little remis in not mentioning the ‘Mother Of Dragon’s’ and her 3 namesakes from ‘Game Of Thrones’, but I guess you can’t name them all now!

    Thanks for a wonderful post!

    – Lisa

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    • ceayr says:

      So now you know what they eat, cool, right?
      And I have to tell you I have never heard of the Mother of Dragons, never seen Game of Thrones, don’t own a television, sorry

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  3. Obviously not a man to be messed with!

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  4. emmylgant says:

    Never mess with dragons, rule number one.
    I won’t drive Alligator Alley. wouldn’t want to witness some nefarious deed and end up somebody’s diner!
    Good story CE. Made me laugh.

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  5. Serves them right for not believing in dragons! 😉

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  6. Absolutely brilliant – and thanks for reminding about Puff! I live by the sea too, but I’ve never seen him on the beach!

    Click to read my story

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  7. The picture practically screams not to be taken too seriously. My story also leaned to the silly side. Except for that part where Bill died. 😦

    In any case, nicely done as usual.

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  8. Steve Lakey says:

    Loved it! It’s cheaper then burying them in concrete.

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  9. Singledust says:

    Lovely tale and we do have so many amazing dragons throughout history don’t we.

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  10. History repeats itself but then the damage is done. Great tale Ceayr.

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  11. Haha perfect. Too late to see the error of their ways.

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