I’m breaking with my theme “Children” and poetry slightly for today. My pet dragon and his best friend Emily insisted. This is an excerpt from the book we are working on “Raising a dragon in the 21st Century.”
Today my class went on a cool field trip to the Air and Space Museum. There are really old planes and even a space shuttle. I imagined being in the cockpit of the Discovery as it shot into space on the back of a rocket. I was adjusting my space suit when…
“Look up there,” one of the students pointed. “That red airplane is moving. Do you think it will fall?”
“Those airplanes are well secured so they wont fall.” Our tour guide assured us.
“It’s like the movie Night at the museum,” another student said as we watched several of the airplanes rocking back and forth on their thin cables.
The tour guide stepped away from our class and got on her walkie. I saw her lips mouth “Is it safe for these children…”
Then I noticed the shadow of a dragon wing brushing against a plane.
“Drag,” I hissed, “get over there.” I pointed to the bathrooms as I stomped over to the corner out of sight. “What are you doing here?”
“Emily, when I heard you were going to a place where there were flying things I wanted to see them too. Not one of them will talk to me.”
“Hmmm. You thought you would find another dragon at the museum?”
Drag’s eyes got big as he nodded.
“Ohhh Drag, I’m sorry. All these things are machines. As far as I know, you are the only living dragon.”
“That’s too bad.” Drag made a face at the winged machines.
“Please stay right next to me until we get outside. Then I want you to fly straight home. No more touching airplanes. And you need to stay invisible.”
“Ok Em,” my dragon wiggled his eyes.
I giggled and crossed my eyes.
You can’t be too careful where you go when you are raising a dragon in the 21st century…
“Hi – If you are visiting from the A to Z challenge can you please not tell my papa you saw me. He get’s worried about my pet dragon and incidents and stuff I don’t understand yet.”
~ Thanks Em
12 thoughts on “An Invisible Dragon #atozchallenge #children #dragons”
Cute story, and brought back memories of my visit to the Air and Space museum a few years ago. Really cool place.
I was thinking this was going to be one of those cute kids doing dreadful things at a museum (can you tell I didn’t read the preamble – oops) when I got to “shadow of a dragon wing”. Nice 🙂
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Funny story but a little sad too. A dragon who wanted similar companions. Poor Drag!
Thanks I never thought of it as sad but I guess you grow up a little when you know you are different.
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How cute, an invisible dragon! Poor little thing just wanted to find others like him, didn’t he? Happy A2Zing and thanks for visiting!
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fortunately he has a devoted friend. Thanks Cathy.
Hi Leslie – what a delightful story … and fun read – great imaginary world … cheers Hilary
I see everyone else said “cute” so I’ll say this was a very sweet story! When you are published, I want to get a copy for my extremely imaginative 9yo niece. Such a great story.
Be careful that he doesn’t take a fancy to learn how to fly a plane, lol. He seems like a very curious dragon 🙂
Very imaginative, I wish you luck in your dragon book writing! Thanks for stopping by my site too! 🙂
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I had no idea you had dragons too! Maybe your dragon would like to color himself visible at the end of the rainbow? I wanted write a little story called “The Dragon at the End of the Rainbow” — but the words remained…invisible! So I made a coloring page instead!