Notes from An Alien

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Friday Fantasy ~ Number Twenty-Five


Fable of The Distracted Dragon

~ He wasn’t sure what the trouble was.

Fable of The Distracted Dragon

Image courtesy of daniele vinaccia ~ http://www.freeimages.com/profile/daniele81

He’d ruled this part of the coast for a thousand years.

The humans did what he said—until a few days ago

He also thought his fire-breath was starting to cool down.

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He was direct in his actions.

He’d been evoked a few days ago by the local wizard.

He was here to protect the humans and he was invisible.

His mission wasn’t to kill—merely chase the dragon away

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His search for the cause of his woes seemed in vain.

He became morose.

He circled on the scent for hours but could see nothing.

~~~

He enjoyed his conjured life, short as it was to be.

His memories were all borrowed from the humans so he could appreciate the humor of a dragon flying in hopeless circles and puffing uselessly against the wind.

He moved in for the coup de grâce

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He left the plain and flew over the forest toward the mountain.

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He followed the dragon to the mountain and caused a horrible rock-fall, pelting the dragon with boulders and uprooted trees.

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He couldn’t enter his lair—he lay confused and weary at the blocked entrance to his treasured magic gems.

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He used his borrowed mind to determine his job was done and vanished.

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He circled the mountain for months, fearing to join his clan.

He imagined he was the first dragon to be driven insane.

He finally took the long flight—returned whence he came

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And so ends the Fable of The Distracted Dragon.

Except to say, there is a moral to this story:

When you’re dealing with a debilitating myth, use your evocative imagination

Copyright, 2014, Alexander M Zoltai
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2 responses to “Friday Fantasy ~ Number Twenty-Five

  1. Jane Watson May 26, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Love the dragon pic here! And the enigmatic last line, which I am still trying to understand completely, but strangely it did not worry me that I could not – because I was immersed in the spell of the story…:-) I have never heard of a Distracted Dragon but this seems a very apt title!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai May 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Well, Jane, I’ll take your praise of this story and pass it on to my Muse (and, she will pass it Higher) — I, too, am still unraveling the depth of those last words………

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