I know, it isn’t a painting, but it’s a sculpture so we’re still in the realm of the plastic arts. I couldn’t resist it. The expression on the proud parents’ faces! However, these are dragons, let’s not get too carried away with anthropomorphism. Perhaps there’s a sinister motive behind the gesture. What if it isn’t their egg at all? What is he intending to do with it? Boiled or poached? Write me a story based on the sculpture and post the link in the comments before next Thursday. I’m looking forward to reading a lot of dragon stories 🙂
33 thoughts on “Microfiction challenge #23: Dragons’ egg”
Well, this should be interesting! 🙂
Hi Jane, have a good weekend. My thoughts:
That was quick!
I had a thought so it was best to get it down.
Never wait, memory isn’t infallible 🙂
Funny that isn’t it…..try as I might….
My first novel? : ] :
Start with a short, then let it spread its wings 🙂
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Great idea! If I were you, I’d avoid describing the pod as egg-shaped as it gives the end away and ruins the surprise of the dragons. I’d also describe the reactions of the two men (just a few words) to being shaken about rather than telling us that it was startling. It makes them more real and their predicament more frightening.
Not so soft landing (your critique is welcome)
Hard boiled 🙂
Oh I hope this is considered worthy….. I so enjoyed writing it!
I have enjoyed stretching, Jane. http://engleson.ca/?page_id=8129
I’ve written a post and done a pingback, but here’s the link just in case:
I love it! There’s somethng Christmassy about these light-hearted stories.
Thanks, Jane 🙂 I think I might have Christmas shopping on the brain at the moment!
You and the dragon population anyway 🙂
😀 Well yes, of course.
I can’t help anthropomorphizing. 🙂 Here’s mine–again over the word count. 🙂
You really have the storyteller knack! I wished it had been longer that’s all 🙂
Thank you so much–that’s a lovely comment. I didn’t want to go on too long. I think perhaps the as yet unnamed narrator was called away on official business. 😉