Stories tagged “dragon”

  • Quarantine

    The shambling line halted abruptly for a few minutes. It had done this several times already, but now the inhabitants of the line began to become impatient and bitter. Screeches and snarls could be heard, and short bursts of flames flared up. A loud cr...

  • Apex

    They sought out her clockwork tower to hear the gods’ words from her lips. Bronze-plated dragons with snapping shrapnel teeth guarded the landings. Those who weren’t eaten faced a wind-up Sphinx that spat out ticker-tape riddles. She hated ...

    • Author: falconesse
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Knight in Shining Armor

    Muriel watched the struggle between the knight and the dragon from her window in the tower. As usual, the dragon toyed with him at first, letting him bounce arrows off impenetrable scales. Eventually, one of them hit the soft skin behind an elbow and t...

    • Author: lastsyllable
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What's That, Doc?

    My girlfriend looked like she was about to tell me she was pregnant. “Mark, I’m pregnant.” Shit. I owed Jim five bucks. “But, there’s something else.” My attention was dragged back from thinking about how many beers ...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Second Opinion

    I cut right to the chase when she picked up the phone. “Ma, you never told me I was a dragon.” “Hello to you, too. Yes, my hip is fine. No, nothing much has happened to me in the two months since you last called.” “Ma R...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Adelaide Gets A Rude Awakening

    “Right, well since I am not really your Fairy Godmother, I don’t actually care.” The Faux Fairy Godmother smiled menacingly. “So I don’t think I’m needed in this dream other than for mischief.” The Prince turne...

  • Apex (Challenge repost)

    They sought out her clockwork tower to hear the gods’ words from her lips. Bronze-plated dragons with snapping shrapnel teeth guarded the landings. Those who weren’t eaten faced a wind-up Sphinx that spat out ticker-tape riddles. She hated it when ...

    • Author: falconesse
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hic Sunt Dracones

    John pointed at the flapping thing on the rear viewscreen. “What the hell is that?” Goraidh leaned forward, squinting against the brightness in the otherwise dark bridge. “I would say that’s a dragon.” John shook his head....

    • Author: Colt Lemons
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Insane Knight Builds a Fire

    “We should reach town by tomorrow,” Gerry said, trying to break the silence while the Insane Knight built a campfire. “You haven’t been too inquisitive as to what you’re supposed to be doing.” “I’m sure y...

  • A Day in the Life of Messiah Marcolin

    After coming out of an insane motorcycle backflip, Messiah Marcolin, lead singer of the doom metal band Candlemass, takes a moment to ponder. “Shall I take a walk?” he says. Ripping two goblins clean in half with one arm, he decides a walk ...

    • Author: Jay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dormant lay the dragon

    Dormant,the dragon lay sleeping. As it rolled over in its sleep it felt vaguely guilty for not devouring any maidens in quite a while. But, it sighed, a flame flaring out of its mouth as it did so, there were so many other things to do that there was j...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Was Puff Really A Magic Dragon?

    He lived by the sea in land called Honilee. Is that magical? The sea can seem magical with it’s ever changing temperment. As far as Honilee, I am not sure where that is. Do you think a Dragon as big as Puff with his fearless roar that made Kings ...

  • Antiquities

    From the 56th floor he surveyed the entire Manhattan skyline. Looking out the floor to celling windows all one could see were spires of chrome and glass. The corner office provided a view some men would kill for, and in fact some had. In fact he had. N...

    • Author: Cody Walton
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Effector

    The prince panted in exhaustion, holding himself up against his knees. They were in a green meadow, the grass was up this his thighs. “Is this it?” The prince looked around, the flowers were bright as daylight, but the stars twinkled in the...

  • It Begins

    Glancing around the prince realized that the field was full of people. Well, they appeared to be people at first glance. Some were tall, some were short. Some were hairy or scaly. All of them were quickly grabbing flowers to shield themselves. He looke...

  • Sihde Dragon

    I feel my entire body transform, and I grow taller and taller, until I’m looking down at the castle grounds from a towering height. I am transformed into a Sihde dragon. I gaze down in delight at my muscular body, knowing only a few Sihde have ev...

  • Tradion the Brave's Trusty Aide

    God help me. Not that god exists in this setting because the writer has some sort of non-denominational generic pantheon going on… you know what I mean. I just want more lines to speak. Is that so much? Most likely I’ll fall in the mud again- the l...

    • Author: Edcrab
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • My Strongest Weapon

    It sits on the corner of my desk, rotting away with time. I’ve not used it recently, but still, it holds a shine. I keep it sharp. As sharp as my wit. Were either to dull, I would be long dead. With great care, I pull it from it’s sheath. T...

  • Stalworth's Rock

    But, if Imagination is real, what if it spills over? Trickling into a parallel Storyline, existing right next door. All we have to do is allow them through, and once again Dragons shall walk the streets. Dragons shall fill the skys and oceans. Beware o...

  • A totally sensible phrase

    Damn, he thought, flying home. That can’t be true. The fires disagreed. Sweeping low, he could sense lifeless figures shambling aimlessly in the ruins. That old senile lizard is just having a joke at my expense. A faint glow on the horizon signal...

  • Stalworth's Rock

    But, if Imagination is real, what if it spills over? Trickling into a parallel Storyline, existing right next door. All we have to do is allow them through, and once again Dragons shall walk the streets. Dragons shall fill the skys and oceans. Beware o...

  • Stalworth's Mind

    Stalworth’s Rock isn’t just a place, but a mindset. Each individual who has opened his door, like I have, falls under their protection. You could very well destroy Stalworth’s Rock, but Stalworth’s Mind lives on inside of the im...

  • Stalworth's Affliction

    There are many who wish to profit from their link through Stalworth’s Mind, and others who are more malicious in what they choose to do. You cannot blame the dragons for this, they are merely curious of our world. It is much bigger than what they...

  • Worse than Pandas

    “Surely, when the season’s right, they’ll … just get on with it?” the newly appointed Assistant asked as he struggled into his bulky fireproofed suit. The Chief Keeper snorted and hauled up a bucket of fleshy chunks, R...

  • Owl and Reptile

    As Dathla left, two pairs of eyes watched her retreat. “Who do you think that was?” The owl inquired, swiveling his head. The reptile glanced up, startled at being found amongst the detritus and decadence. “How do you always find me?&...