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Dragon Quest…15

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

you can’t have it
the statue is mine

my father gave it to me
and I don’t like you
not even a little
so fly away

and never come back
I cannot do that
I need to know how your father

came to have statue
she got into the car
slammed the door
and took off
the dragon flew next to her
she tried to hit him
but he seemed to know
when she was coming
and easily kept out of her way
which made her even more angry
she slammed on the brakes
when a troll stepped onto the road
he held up his hands
and she shot out of the car
what
could you possibly want
the troll put his arms down
and looked at his feet
the dragon landed on the road
and sat quietly
hey skinny dragon
she yelled
this is none of your business
get lost
the dragon stayed where he was
she glared at the troll
talk
Mistress Hunter
we are sorry
about the loss of your friend
one of our kind was there
trying to stop the humans
our apologies
we failed
because of that
we are yours to call
should you need our help
she stared at him
then nodded
thank you
I accept your gift

and only in an emergency
shall I call upon you and yours
then it is done
said the troll
who turned
and went on his way
she got back into the car
and tried to ram the dragon
who took to the air
and circled her car
she stopped
took out her gun
and leaned out of the window
the dragon
flew off in the direction
she was headed

to be continued…

Dragon Quest…14

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

I had to get her to safety
surely you can understand that
I understand that my closest
and oldest friend
is dead
she said
flinging open the car door
where are we going
WE aren’t going anywhere
you did what you came here to do
now go back to your cave
any other dragon would kill you
for disrespecting your superior

you are NOT my superior
you stupid dragon
he sighed
I’m sorry your friend is dead
if I could bring her back
I would
but I can’t
the baby is safe
she was my priority
I would have given my life
to bring her to safety
well you didn’t have to give your life
Wave did
and why did you come back 
you could have stayed home and been a hero
I came back because
you and your friend were fighting
a battle that belonged to me

do you know what a grudge is
I do
will you hold one against
 me
her shoulders sagged
probably not
you did what you had to do
but you really are skinny
you know that
don’t you
I hate
you
I heard you the first hundred times
you said that
and I still don’t care
you know nothing about dragons
maybe not
but what I do know
is that
you didn’t just come back to fight
you came back for the statue
yes
I did

 

to be continued…

Dragon Quest…13

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

the Hunter kept firing
never running out of bullets
she couldn’t see who was shooting
so she was unable to set her gun
to the appropriate
magical ammunition
she slowed her breathing
and reached out
toward the enemy
three men
she thought
two humans
one troll
they were close together
one of them shouted
that the dragon was gone
but the other human
wanted to kill something
anything
he was angry
that they missed their chance
to get rich
she pointed her weapon
at the man’s fury
and pulled the trigger
she heard him fall
and heard the other human scream
the troll
cutting his losses
took off at a run
she felt the man
lean over the dead body
and her shot rang true
then she turned toward the water
Wave was floating
her eyes open
no no no no
she shouted
splashing toward her friend
the portal opened
and the dragon
came through
I had to get her to safety
where are the shooters
but the Hunter
was holding Wave in her arms
begging her to breath
let me have her
he said
taking the woman in his arms
he closed his eyes
and placed his hand on her heart
a warm golden glow
covered Wave’s chest
then the light began to fade
I’m sorry
he said
she grabbed her friend and held her
rocking her back and forth in the water
soon others were coming to the surface
quietly watching her grief
finally
Wave’s mother came forward
IT IS TIME FOR US TO TAKE HER
DAUGHTER
no
please

help her
she begged
she can’t be gone
she just can’t be
it’s my fault
IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT
said the woman
I WILL TAKE MY CHILD NOW
she said gently
the Hunter loosened her grip
and Wave floated into the arms
of the woman who gave her life
I’m sorry
forgive
me
THERE IS NOTHING TO FORGIVE
AND YOU HAVE AVENGED HER DEATH
FOR THAT
I THANK YOU.
the Hunter wiped the tears from her eyes
leaned forward and hugged the woman
Wave held between them
may you have clean and sparkling water
for all the days of your life

YOU AS WELL
NOW GO
YOUR DRAGON IS WAITING
she watched as the merpeople
disappeared into the lake
taking her friend with them
I am sorry
I…
she hit him
knocking him backward
then shoved him
and when he fell
she got on top of him
and started punching him
he didn’t move
when she stopped
she rolled off of him
and just laid on her back
staring at the sky
it’s my fault
I never should have come here
never should have asked for her help
I did this
the men who killed her
are
responsible
they did this

she got up
and walked to the bodies
of the dead men
she took out her gun
and shot them each
a dozen times
then she kicked them
until she was satisfied
you’re really skinny for a dragon
she said
looking at him
I’m build for speed
he said
too bad you didn’t come back here
a lot faster then
isn’t it

 

to be continued…

 

Miss Honey Bunch…a story poem

Cavia, Caviidae, Guinea Pig

Miss Honey Bunch
is not your average guinea pig
aside from being
extremely beautiful
she is intelligent
has two degrees
form the CFAGP
(College For Advanced Guinea Pigs)
and worked for Apple
before she went out
on her own
she’s known
for her clever remarks
having one black foot and one pink
Bette Davis eyes
and a knack for programming
that no human
has been able to match
her true beauty
however
lies in her loving
and very kind heart
she currently lives
with two other guinea pigs
James Bond
and
Mary Lovegood
she works four days a week
loves lettuce
parsley
and carrots
she has chosen
to remain childless
in order to concentrate
on her career
next time you are on the internet
thank Miss Honey Bunch
for helping to make it possible

 

Photo:  Pixabay

Dragon Quest…11

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

i wANt TO cOme oUt
said the baby dragon
WHENEVER YOU’RE READY
chuckled Wave
I WILL BE HERE TO AID YOU
IN ANYWAY I CAN
WHY DO YOU RESIST
GOING HOME
mY aUNt iS uNHAPpy
AnD IT HuRtS
I AM SORRY
BUT THIS IS NOT A GOOD PLACE
FOR DRAGONS
EVEN NOW MEN ARE FIGHTING
TO OWN YOU
AND THEY WILL HURT YOU
AND YOU WILL SUFFER
cAN i StAy wITh YOu
YOU CANNOT
THIS IS NO PLACE FOR
A DRAGON
YOU BELONG TO THE SKY
NOT TO THE WATER
tOMorRoW i WiLl bE BOrN
I WILL BE HERE

***

tell me about the sisters
what am I eating
I told you
it’s pizza
the cat does not eat it
cat’s eat cat food
tell me about the sisters
the eldest
is silver
with rainbow markings
she is beautiful
and there were great celebrations
when we were told that
she was reproducing
Offspring are not common
in our world
each dragon is precious
what’s the problem
don’t dragons like sex
or is it low sperm count
you are…
I am what
offensive in every way possible
but my shampoo smells like oranges
and that can’t possibly offend you
now tell me about the other sister
she is petite
blue
with silver markings
she’s quite lovely
but since the new egg
she has been forced into the background
and
what you’re saying
is that dragons are a lot like humans
you don’t deserve to take another breath
and yet
I’m still here
an unfortunate fact
that I hope to remedy in the near future
you can sleep on the couch
we’ll go see Wave in the morning
we need to talk about the statue
we do not
we do
it’s a very powerful object
and I should know
since it once belonged to my father

 

to be continued…

Dragon Quest…6

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

this is disgusting
he said
staring at the veggie burger
oh sure
and eating dead things

full of blood and guts
is freaking delicious
as least no one was tortured
or died
for this burger
it’s amazing that you

are allowed to live
it’s my sparkling personality
she said
batting her eyelashes at him
just before she tore out of the car
whipped her sword
out of it’s sheath
and pressed it’s tip
into the stomach
of a man
leering at her
something you want to say
troll

he shook his head
and whispered
you’ll never find the egg
Hunter
the dragon
shoved her aside
grabbed the troll
by the neck
and lifted him off the ground
what did you just say
I said
you’ll never find the egg
you are looking for
do you know where it is
the troll smiled
she punched the dragon in the arm
put him down
you stupid dragon

his name is Tommy
and he works for me
now and then

I have to rough him up
so the others don’t
get suspicious
now drop him
before I stab you
you should have said something
I did say something
I said STAY IN THE CAR
he dropped Tommy
and went back to the car
sorry about that Tommy
he’s a dragon
said Tommy
they aren’t that bright
I heard that
do you know anything about the egg
just that it’s worth a fortune
you mean someone is trying to  sell it
Tommy nodded
are there any bidders
Tommy nodded again
how can I find the seller
Tommy shrugged
then pointed to his right
do they have the egg
he shook his head
thanks Tommy
she said
slipping money into his hand
then she yelled at him
and shoved him to the ground
it was the game they were forced
to play
she stomped to the car
got in and slammed the door
then she turned to the dragon
when I tell you to stay in the car
you bloody well STAY IN THE CAR
I would be doing the world a favor
if I just killed you right here
try it
dragon
she said
and he felt the gun shoved
against his side
you know if you shoot me
with that tiny gun
it will only sting for a few minutes
ask me what the bullets
are made of
this is childish
let’s just concentrate
on finding the egg
good choice
she drove in the direction
Tommy had pointed
shoving fries into her mouth
and making happy animal sounds
they have the best fries anywhere
you are…
like a wild thing
with no breeding
or manners
you associate with
lesser beings

and have no desire to be better
better than what
better than what you
are
she threw a french fry at him
there are no “lesser” beings
and I’m really starting to enjoy this quest
I hate you
I’m okay with that

 

to be continued…

 

dragon:  Pixabay

The dragon quest…

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

she heard the flapping of wings
and looked up
the dragon was gliding
through the trees
not an easy thing to do
considering his enormous size
and the density of the forest
she was crouched behind a tree
watching him
he wasn’t like the dragons
she’d heard about
he was sleek
and lizard like
he radiated peace
not violence
he probably felt smooth
to the touch
I know you’re there
he said directly into her mind
you can’t hide from a dragon
surely you know that
If I knew that
she thought
I wouldn’t be hiding
behind this tree
she pulled her sword
from its sheath
and held her breath
you can only hold your breath
for so long

human
she stood up
and stared at him
what do you want
she asked
he dropped to the ground
and landed on two feet
a handsome man
who bowed to her
I’m on a quest
and I would like your help
I don’t do quests
she said
he laughed
you have a sense of humor
that’s good

you’ll need it
can I have a ride
she grinned
still holding her sword
a ride
yes

a ride on your back
he took several steps away from her
You dare ask a dragon
for a ride
is that a bad thing
as if I am some kind of
pack animal
well you can fly

and I can’t
humans have no respect
for others
If you’re looking for respect
I hope you can time travel
back to the fifties
I can see why the elders
left this place
so can I
she said
so what’s the quest

to be continued…

 

 

dragon–Pixabay

Neon…The Club…a short story.

Text

“Excuse me,” said the bartender.  “You’re in the wrong place.”

The man looked around, took off his sunglasses and put them on the bar. “Look, it’s late, I’m here to start any trouble.  Can you get me something to drink?  I’m meeting a client here.”

“I’ll look in the back, but I don’t think I have anything for you.”

“Give it your best shot,” said the man, rubbing his eyes.

The bartender walked away and a woman slid onto the stool.  “Mr. Cass?”

He nodded.

“Thank you for meeting me here.  I hope you’re not too uncomfortable.”

“I’m fine,” he said.

“Can you help me?”

“I can try, but I can’t promise anything.”

She nodded and slid an envelope toward him.  “The photo is in there, along with the cash and something that belonged to him.”

The envelope disappeared into his coat pocket, just as the bartender returned.

“I’m sorry.  I don’t have anything.”

“Then give me a martini, dry.”

“You sure?”

“Why are you so mean?” asked the woman.  “They’re just like everyone else.”

“Using the word they, in that way, automatically means you think THEY are different,” said the bartender.  “Look, I just work here.  There plenty of Vamp bars around. This happens to be for the hearts still beating.  I don’t have blood cocktails in the fridge.  I’m sorry, but the sign says it all.  Coming here is like going to a vegan deli and asking for meat.”

“Sorry, kid,” said the man, throwing a fifty on the bar.  “You’re right.  But she was afraid to meet anywhere else.  I’m sure you can understand that.”

The bartender nodded.  “There’s a place down the block called ALL OF US.  It’s new and serves everyone.  You might want to try meting there next time.”

“She doesn’t want to meet where vampires are drinking.”

“I get it, but this is a place for living people only.  They aren’t afraid to come here, because it’s vampire free.  Shouldn’t they have a place where they feel safe?”

The man stood up, turned to the woman, and said, “I’ll be in touch.”

She watched him walk away, then drank his untouched martini.

 

Photo:  Maksim Goncharenok
Pexels

The Queen…

Lack of Chess is fatal.

the Queen said
I wil not fall
so she sent her pawns
and rooks
her knights
and bishops
to defend her castles
and and finally
as he other side fell
she turned to the king
and said
when will you grow up
I’m so sick of fighting
your battles for you
then she moved across the board
reorganized her troops
and wondered why
she hadn’t stayed
single

Santa…a poem about Christmas

man's portrait photography

Santa
came to America
and found that
the streets weren’t paved
with gold
they were covered
with corruption
greed
and homeless people
blood
and racism
poverty
violence
sexism
and hatred
the haves
and the have nots
someone hit him
took his
boots
his red suit
and his hat
he was cold
his stomach rumbled
hunger and thirst
made him tired
he had no cookies
or reindeer
no sleigh
he thought about the presents
he left for the children
useless things
when what they needed
was safety
health care
FOOD
shelter
clothing
education
protection
and he wept
for he had none of those things
to give
but after sitting in an alley
next to a sleeping man
he realized
that he could do something
he could take
instead of giving
he could
become a new
Robin Hood
taking from the rich
and giving to the poor
he could leave coal
at the homes of those
in the government
he could change
CHRISTMAS
yes, yes
he could do that
he could make America
a better place
but first
he needed
to find his way home

 

Photo:  Donald Teel
Unsplash

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