Thursday, January 16, 2014

Here be Dragons!

Color Within
© Grace Pyles

It's Appreciate a Dragon Day!

This fantastic fest of fiery fun was created by author Donita K. Paul as a way to promote children’s literacy (and quite possibly her book, Dragonspell).

Regardless of how it began — if you happen to have a dragon, it’s a good time to show the love.

And what the heck, you can go ahead and appreciate those dragon fans as well. That’s my plan, anyway.

My daughter came into this world with a 100-decibel roar and lungs full of fire. In fact, I’m pretty sure that her second word (after Daddy, of course) was “Dragon.”

At that time her enthusiasm was so dang cute that the entire family hopped right on board the old dragon wagon…

It was decidedly less cute when she was a six-year-old riffling through the classifieds for great deals on Komodos.

And Honey, if you’re reading this — yes, they are wicked-cool, but the answer is still no.

PROMPT: It’s time to celebrate those fierce and feisty marshmallow roasters of the fantasy world! Write a fairy tale today and, for Pete’s (Dragon) sake, let the beastie win.

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