Twittering Tales – Conquering the Dragon

Mashup of photos by pendleburyannette (dragon) & MichaelGaida (forest) at Pixabay.com

 

It was a crazy initiation,

Fight the dragon, impress the nation,

but something sporadic, unplanned,

Happened that shocked the land.

They sent a novice, a raw beginner

But oddly, he returned the winner

He didn’t fight, attack or defend,

He talked to the Dragon and made him a friend.

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This poem was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge, click on the link below to take part:

Twittering Tales #151 – 27 August 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/winner/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/your-daily-word-prompt-initiation-september-1-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/rdp-sunday-sporadic/

FOWC with Fandango — Raw

 

 

Twittering Tales – The After Party

Photo by Lisa Fotios @ Pexels.com

 

As they stood in the kitchen, they let the wine flow, celebrating a murder well executed.

The body of their old orphanage matron, called The Dragon, had been a sight to behold.

Tom noticed Tee-An. She wasn’t happy. She’ll give the game away. She’d have to be the next to go.

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales. If you’d like to take part in this great challenge, click on the link below:

Twittering Tales #144 – 9 July 2019

 

I have also incorporated a few word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/dragon/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/rdp-monday-flow/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/your-daily-word-prompt-behold-july-8-2019/

A Dragony Post – ;-)

The Word of the Day is Dragon.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/dragon/

In the past, I have written two Dragon themed posts.

One was a story about a little boy with a vivid imagination:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/the-adventures-of-jeremy-the-awful-auntie/

The second was this poem shown below:

The Knight and the Dragon

https://www.deviantart.com/alarie-tano

https://www.deviantart.com/alarie-tano

This poem was written in response to this picture challenge from Helene at Willow Poetry:

What do you See? March 12, 2019

 

Over the Bridge, rode the Knight,

In search of his prey,

Armed and ready to fight

despite the odds, Come what may.

He’d given his pledge

To Vanquish that foe,

Who some would allege,

Had brought them much woe.

He searched across the land

The dreaded dragon laid low,

Did it fear his mighty hand?

It would appear so.

For though the Knight looked

Over every hill and dale,

There was no sign whatever,

Of a Dragon, and so ends this tale.

Behold the Dragon! – A poem

See the flow of smoke that rises,

rises up from down below

See the ash and hear the bellowing

as the crashing begins to grow.

See the wall of flames that flicker,

a firewall all red a-glow.

Behold the Dragon has awakened

from its sleepy slumberland grotto.

And with fear, I stand a trembling

no greater terror that I could know,

then the Dragon, huge and scary,

smiles at me and says “Hello.

After all my fear and worrying,

he seems a friendly, fine fellow.

So, don’t judge a Dragon by its appearance,

that’s the moral and the motto.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 08/July/2019

 

The Word of the Day is Dragon.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/dragon/

I’ve also included these word prompts:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/your-daily-word-prompt-behold-july-8-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/rdp-monday-flow/

FOWC with Fandango — Firewall

 

 

 

 

 

Slaying the Dragon – A Haiku

Sometimes the Dragon

You have to slay, is your own

lack of self esteem.

 

This Haiku was written for The Haunted Wordsmith’s Genre Challenge:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/genre-writing-challenge-28/

and also includes Shery’s ‘Your Daily Word Prompt’: Dragon

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/your-daily-word-prompt-dragon-march-31-2019/

The Knight and the Dragon

https://www.deviantart.com/alarie-tano

https://www.deviantart.com/alarie-tano

This poem was written in response to this picture challenge from Helene at Willow Poetry:

What do you See? March 12, 2019

 

Over the Bridge, rode the Knight,

In search of his prey,

Armed and ready to fight

despite the odds, Come what may.

He’d given his pledge

To Vanquish that foe,

Who some would allege,

Had brought them much woe.

He searched across the land

The dreaded dragon laid low,

Did it fear his mighty hand?

It would appear so.

For though the Knight looked

Over every hill and dale,

There was no sign whatever,

Of a Dragon, and so ends this tale.

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/pledge/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/your-daily-word-prompt-knight-march-13-2019/