Microfiction Challenge #23 – Dragon Egg

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Photo ©Grantscharoff

Jane Dougherty has a wonderful knack of choosing interesting image prompts for her poetry and fiction challenges. I couldn’t resist these two dragons holding an egg, and here is my response:

‘It’s not very big, is it.’

‘I can assure you sir, it’s the accessory of the season. All the most stylish dragons–’

‘But is it shiny enough? I don’t know. She already has so many shiny things.’

‘Honestly, sir. We have a waiting list for these. It’s only because you’re one of our most valued customers–’

‘Does it come in any other colour? Like a ruby red?’

‘No. Just the gold, sir. It’s a limited edition–’

‘But what does it do, exactly?’

‘Well, it’s for keeping things in. You simply untwist it, like so, then you can put, well, whatever you like inside. Human snacks, jewels, smaller eggs, fireproof mascara – really, the choice is yours. And feel how heavy it is, and how smooth.’

‘Well, I suppose it is rather nice-‘

‘See how well it fits into the claw, sir. It’s been perfectly weighted, just so. I assure you, she’ll be very happy­–’

‘I’m still not sure–’

‘And if you buy one today, sir, we’ll throw in a lovely silk bag to keep it in, fire retardant, of course. Plus free giftwrapping, and one of these rather nice cards to go with it.’

‘Really? For no extra charge?’

‘Really. Shall I wrap it up then, sir?’

‘And it doesn’t come in the red?’

‘I can assure you it does not, sir. Gold is the colour of the season, sir. Now, shall I put that on your account, sir?’

‘I’ll take two.’


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53 thoughts on “Microfiction Challenge #23 – Dragon Egg

      1. Yes, the pets in my stories do tend to be on the miniature side 🙂 Still, a full size dragon might be fun, Daenarys style? Maybe with less fire and eating people, though.

  1. You’re such a good writer Helen! HAhahaha I really enjoyed this, especially the fireproof mascara and human snacks! #dragonproblems ;P

    1. Thanks, Lynn – it was fun to write 🙂 I just thought the photo was so cute!
      And congratulations on winning Esther’s story competition – I thought your entry was fantastic!

      1. My pleasure. And thank you so much, Helen. Very chuffed at being chosen from such stiff competition – and now I have Esther’s stories to enjoy too 🙂

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