Welcome, lovers of short stories, to this week’s battle.
The Writer’s Arena is a big fan of monsters, beasts, aliens, and things that go bump in the night. And for our authors this week we summoned forth the single most classic beast possible: the dragon.
It almost seems silly to list tales where dragons occur as they’re so prolific. A dragon guarded the Golden Fleece, Beowulf fought one in old age, and they appear everywhere from ancient China to the world of Harry Potter. Their forms grace the pages of religious texts and their role in storytelling has varied from antagonist, to foil, to hero, to symbols of just about anything you can think of.
And the arena wants in on this action.
The challenge? The arena tasked our authors to create a story with a dragon. There were no constraints to time or place or genre, they just had to make with the mythical flying lizard.
Representing the arena this week is Tony Southcotte.
Challenging him…let’s all give her a warm welcome to her second battle, is Lu Whitley:
I live in Springfield, IL with my husband and our two cat babies. I’m a professional aunt, a part-time fashion merchandiser, and a full-time slave to the voices in my head.
I write a serial novel on my blog: BloodMarked.Wordpress.Com (Insert shameless plug here), and I dabble in the magical art of terrible poetry.
I enjoy snail mail and anything covered in chocolate. And incomplete sentences. Shiny things make me happy. Books are my life. I write lame bios.
The battle of the dragons starts tomorrow.
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