Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dragon's Domicile #atozchallenge


For the A to Z Challenge, I'm having twenty-six flash fiction pieces from my Foxwick Kingdom and its surrounding neighbors. Soon A to Z Flashes of Foxwick will be available in e-book format. You can add this to your Goodreads list here.


Dragon’s Domicile

Bones littered the cave’s floor. Smoke trailed from the dragon’s nostrils and collected among the stalactites.
Crunch, crunch.
The dragon munched lazily upon a femur. Its tail swatted back and forth, sweeping the debris against the stone walls. Bats fluttered and escaped from its home. If the dragon hadn’t had a full belly, it would’ve snapped at the flying creatures. A metallic clang echoed in the cave. The dragon paused its chewing and listened.
Did the king send more men to die at its sharp claws and even sharper bite?
No, it’d knocked a knight’s helmet farther into the cave. For now, the dragon would feast and wait.

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Clarissa Draper said...

I love the POV of the dragon. I want to know, why are they trying to kill the dragon?

M.J. Fifield said...

You had me at dragon. Love it!

Samantha said...

The munching lazily on a femur part is both awesome and disturbing :D Great job!!

Rachel Morgan said...

Dragons are cool! I'm wondering why the king would keep sending men if they dragon keeps munching them. Is he hoping someone will manage to slay the dragon?

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Dont kill the Dragon. I will have him as a pet:)
Im loving this
Valleys ShutterBug

nutschell said...

oh my what a scary dragon. wouldn't want to be one of those knights.
Great A-Z post!

Christine Rains said...

Great private moment with a dragon.

Rekha said...

Interesting to the a Dragon and his thoughts, very creative.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

I'm rooting for the dragon...although that fantastic imagery was a little disturbing. LOL.

Happy Hump Day!
My D

The Golden Eagle said...

Great description--the phrase about it munching a femur certainly conjured up images!

M Pax said...

Wonderful imagery with the bats and the snapping and the femur. Now I want to know what's coming.

Spacerguy said...

Eat humans when they get in the way! hehe, Nice.

Jay Noel said...

Ha. Suck it, knights!

mshatch said...

Dragons are such interesting creatures.

Ciara said...

What fantastic prose. Love those opening lines.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Love it! This is why you know for a fact that dragons never existed - if they did, they'd be top of the food chain permanently.

Jamie Gibbs
Fellow A-Z Buddy
Mithril Wisdom

J.C. Martin said...

Yum, humans! I can imagine the dragon munching in a drumstick when you mentioned the femur! Great flash!

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger

Sarah Pearson said...

Love the original pov :-)