Dragons

Avatar Author: Ryan Underhill Word monkey. Eventually I'll bang the keys in the right order. Read Bio

“Dragons were never meant to breath fire,” Lisa said as she crushed the cigarette she was holding. “Originally, they were just large, magical reptiles that kidnapped princesses and terrorized people. Then someone decided that wasn’t enough. So they created fire-breathing dragons.”

I looked at her skeptically. “So what you’re saying is that the stories evolved, then?”

“Evolved isn’t the right word for it,” she said, shaking her head. “It’s more like a curse that people put on them. A regular dragon could be just misunderstood, but a fire-breathing one is always a threat.”

I was confused. “You know dragons are fictional, right? A way to explain dinosaur bones?”

She laughed. “Dinosaurs. Believe that one, do you?” she asked me. “We’re always creating the past. The past right now is that dragons never existed; dinosaurs did. That hasn’t always been the past. Just like I never crushed that cigarette.”

She walked away and I looked at her, confused. Then I noticed the uncrushed cigarette in her hand.

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  1. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    Oooh, that’s a fun one. Welcome to Ficly! Great story—an interesting philosophical premise, with a marvelous twist ending. I like it.

  2. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    Dragons are a personal favorite – and I like what you did with them here…

    Plus the shifting sand aspect of reality threw a twist in – read this several time, enjoyably.

  3. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    Dragons are a personal favorite – and I like what you did with them here…

    Plus the shifting sand aspect of reality threw a twist in – read this several times, enjoyably.

  4. Avatar Kihd

    Starting with a bang, are we? Hahah this is awesome! Welcome to the wonderful world of Ficly.
    “They might just be misunderstood.” Very neat!

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