I took this photo a long time ago as I was walking to work with my Huawei Y5 phone camera. Spring time meant a lot of flowers and this one was great, a perfect flower growth. Check out Daily Post for the prompt.
(My plan was not to write stream of continued stories but now with the help of daily prompt, I am going to try writing them. First story in the series: Glitter)
‘Firde!!!’ the Slurred Cat screamed.
‘Wait what did he scream? Did he say fire?’ Maddy asked.
Before One Eyed Solomon could reply, they heard the gush of fire. If you have never heard fire being sprayed like water from a water hose; it sounds exactly like water. No one can actually make a differentiation between the two unless they see the spray is either fire or water.
Maddy looked and found that from the base of the cave, a stream of fire was being poured out. Only…
‘Is it just me or that fire is too small?’
‘How can fire be small Maddy?’
Solomon looked as well. None of the two were in any immediate danger of being fired upon as they were on the opposite direction and quite far from the cave.
‘Yes you are write. It is almost like that fire is coming from a small mouth.’
‘Small jaw sir. It is a reptile.’
‘Shut up Maddy. Think about what we are going to do next?’
The spray of fire stopped abruptly as it had appeared. Screams from the burned victims could be heard now. The two men had their eyes glued to the entrance of the cave and they were waiting to see what would happen.
‘Is ith gone?’ Slurred Cat asked standing directly behind them.
‘I don’th know.’ Maddy said and immediately received a glower from Solomon.
They got their answer soon as the dragon came out of the cave. The dragon was green scaled and small almost the size of a human when crawling. It was definitely a infant still.
‘So the dragon inside gave birth to a small dragon. Are you sure you want the gold inside which is slick with dragon fluids?’ Maddy asked.
‘Shut up. You have not heard the story have you? Three dragons together captured the cave. They killed almost every man and woman inside.No dragon was birthed inside.’
The dragon was still outside the cave when an arrow was fired on it. The arrow hit the skull of dragon and bounced off as if it was a pebble. The dragon was looking towards the direction where the arrow was fired from.
Another arrow. The result was the same, it bounced off the scales as if a pebble. It did irritate the dragon though.
‘What are they doing?’
Everyone who had bow and arrow was firing arrows now and little good it did to the dragon until one unfortunate shot hit the dragon on the eye. The dragon howled in agony and …. it’s scream was not terrifying.
The scream was a child’s inarticulate scream: full of agony. It breathed fire in all directions burning arrows and heating stones before bolting back in. There was a silence in the night as if time was scared to move. It had to broken by Maddy
‘Now what sir?’
‘These guys run. We wait for the dragon’s revenge. Maddy they are coming out soon.’
Thank you for reading
(Unintentional continuation of Glitter fiction piece I wrote yesterday)
‘What are we doing sir?’
‘We are waiting Maddy.’ One Eyed Solomon grumbled. No one knows why his name is One Eyed as he has both of his eyes.
‘We are hiding aren’t we sir?’ Maddy said.
‘No, we are waiting. We are looking for an opportunity to go in.’ Solomon explained to his long time friend and biggest critic. Wiseass.
‘Sir, the three dragons are inside. What do you expect to do with the said opportunity?’
‘Why Maddy, steal the gold!’ Solomon said with a glint of greed in his eyes.
‘The three dragons breathe fire sir!’
‘We breathe oxygen and they burn oxygen. We are somewhat alike than you think Maddy. Plus, I am going to steal the gold and not try to ask them not to breathe fire. ‘
‘Aye. I’m sure that is what the 20 soldiers outside the cave did. It clearly didn’t work out well for them. ‘
Solomon couldn’t say anything to that. He has seen the bodies with his own eyes, or the one eye he still had working. 20 or so soldiers’ bodies were burned beyond recognition and some bones had fused together. It was an estimate that they were just human bodies and no animals were mixed together with them. When those three dragons had ventured out unexpectedly, the soldiers were not ready.
No one will be ready for one dragon and those poor soldiers were facing three. Their last moments would be filled with smell of shit, piss and intense heat.
‘Yeah you are correct. I need gold Maddy. I can’t go back to being a fisherman. The dragons burned my boat, they boiled the lake water. Did you know that fishes were cooked in the lake because of the heat. Sure there are enough fishes for everyone now, but it will not last. I am collecting gold for the damage they have caused.’
‘The dragons will not see it that way.’
‘They will never know when I am in and out’
‘That is what she said’
Solomon looked at his friend and saw him trying to hold on to his maniacal laughter. Once Maddy started laughing, he laughed like a madman.Maddy succeeded for a second but looking at Solomon’s lips curl he burst into loud laughter. Solomon couldn’t stop himself and started laughing with his friend.
In their laughter, they gave away their hideout position to the other groups arrayed around the cave mouth. They never noticed the dragon’s head looming out of the cave either.