“Mommy, mommy I saw the cutest puppy when I was visiting Cheria today.” “I love puppies. Did Cheria get a new puppy?” “No. They got an adult dog at the rescue place. The people there were excited when I signed up to take a puppy home. Did I mention he really needs a home?” “Emily, […]Puppies and Dragons #raising a dragon in the 21st century — Dragon Tails and Scales
Tag: children’s stories
An Invisible Dragon #atozchallenge #children #dragons
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
The First Corner of Life #microfiction #lifeslessons #children
“I’m weary already”
the new shoe said to the old
“It is what happens at first
after awhile you will hardly notice it”
“I am concerned that my bright emblem will get scuffed”
“Oh don’t worry it will get more than scuffed”
“How do you manage?”
“I put one foot in front of the other”
the worn shoe remarked wisely
“I will never make it around the first corner of life”
“no you are right. no one can without help
the foot inside you will be your best friend
it will rely on you but so must you be confident in it.
Getting around the first corner of life is the hardest but the next comes too quickly.
Then a day will come that you get to be propped up at the end of a long day with a newspaper and a nice warm fire – ahhh retirement.”
photograph “seen better days” L. Moon copyright 2011
The Chameleon a Modern Aesop Fable (1 Shot Wed)
Are you familiar with Aesop’s Fables? As a child we read these delightful stories that had a subtle message to convey about human character. Hope you enjoy my attempt at writing a modern Aesop Fable.
at this interesting creature today
he looked at me
as if to say
“I’m one way now
change my surroundings
look -presto chango
I’m -different somehow”
A curious creature
I marvel to see
but what about when people
don’t appear to be
What they really are
It’s sad to say
and are led away
by those whose
actions quite bizarre
with their changes they go
a little too far
the lesson little one
if by chance you see
a person changing
might be best if you
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