My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Five

I don’t know how Salanth knew the things that she taught me. I didn’t think to ask at the time, but now the thought haunts me. As a child, I didn’t ask how old my life companion was when I received her. I assumed that she was also a baby. But there is no way a thirty year old dragon could have mastered all the things that she taught me… Continue reading “My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Five”

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A Slip Of The Ear

“I have done as thou hath commanded, my King.” The young knight bowed low at the throne of the Great King Tiberius.

“Indeed. And what hath I commanded?”

“My lord, thou hath sent me out, beyond the Great Forrest, across the White River, to slay the dragon.”

“Thou hath done what?” The Great King lifted himself off his throne with anger. The frightened knight cowered. Continue reading “A Slip Of The Ear”

I First Saw It

I was at 35,000 feet when I first saw it.
I wasn’t sure for a moment what it was. I looked out the airplane window, confused.

It was hurling through the clouds with such speed, such violent flames. I thought that it was a meteor. Perhaps some satellite that had malfunctioned and was tumbling to the Earth.

Those two ideas were mildly comforting. I understood them. I could rationalize them, and what their cause and effect would be. Continue reading “I First Saw It”

My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Four

(Make sure you’ve read Parts One, Two, and Three before you read this.)

“Meal time, kid killer!”

The guard yelled as he thrust a plate of slop through the door. It was hardly a meal. Watered down porridge, a dried piece of bread, and the body of a cockroach.

“Enjoy.”

I couldn’t see his face, but I could imagine the toothless grin he had. He thought he was clever, trying to gross out a child with a dead bug in her food. And for most kids, it would have worked.

But then, I wasn’t most kids. Continue reading “My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Four”

My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Three

(Be sure to check out Parts One and Two before reading this next chapter.)

My childhood was like any other.

I went to school. I did my homework. I got picked on for being different, for having red eyes. But that is where my story takes a hard turn, differing greatly from everyone else’s. By the second grade, I was imprisoned for the multiple murders of my classmates. Continue reading “My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Three”

My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Two

(Make sure you read Part One before you move forward.)

My dragon was named Salanth the Protector.

What she was meant to protect…I thought it was me. But sitting on the ashes of my home, my family…I only now realize how wrong I was.

Life companions are given to children for three reasons. Continue reading “My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part Two”

My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part One

At birth, depending on your eye color, you are given a specific animal as a life long companion.For those with blue or grey eyes, a wolf is given. If you were to be born with brown or hale coloured eyes, you would be given a bear cub. The few that have green eyes, they will receive a baby gorilla as a life companion.

My eye color is red. Continue reading “My Life Companion Meant The World’s Death, Part One”

One Gold Coin

Cave

Dragons exist. Let me say that up front. I would know, I am one.

For the last 30 thousand years, I have left humanity to do their own thing. I have stayed in my cave of untold riches, sleeping and counting the vast halls of gold that I have collected.

From time to time, treasure hunters or thrill seekers will find my lair. Their gleeful cheering would rouse me from my slumber, and the crackling sound of their burnt flesh would put me back to sleep. Continue reading “One Gold Coin”