Excursion

Chase the Dragon

Chase the Dragon (Photo credit: capn madd matt)

Wispy clouds flew past her as she glided over the grassy plains, shoulders and chest muscles straining as warm air buffeted her outstretched leathery wings, buoying her as she glided.

She felt the sun on her scaly back like a warm embrace, inhaled the fragrance of various plants and noted the odours of urine, dung, sweat and fur borne on the wind; looking down she espied a herd of wild cows, and, feeling hungry, tipped her head down and pulled her wings tight behind her.

The gentle rush of air around her ears rose to a crescendo as her speed increased, the brown specks of bovine bodies growing larger as she tore through the air, finally snatching one of the beasts with her outstretched talons and rising up again effortlessly.

She ripped out the creature’s throat with one mighty claw as she held it with the other as she flew, then proceeded to rend its flesh from its bones – savouring the sweet, salty taste of blood-rich meat as each mouthful slid down her gullet, thrilling her senses.

This was the life thought Maya as she flapped once or twice to gain more height; limitless power (well, for as long as the energies in Amadeo’s dragon chimera amulet lasted anyway).

Lillie McFerrin Writes
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About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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17 Responses to Excursion

  1. talesgalore says:

    Nice bloodcurdling tale!

    Maya knows the power of Magic!

    I like it!

    Od Liam

  2. djmatticus says:

    I feel this is my standard response when commenting on your posts: I want one.
    But, i can’t help it. You bring these scenes to life, and it makes me long for the dragon, the magic book, the … 😀

  3. Maggie Grace says:

    Gosh, you sound like you write from experience. lol. Were you a winged creature in a previous life? Or perhaps you used your skydiving experience for fuel. Wonderful write though I skipped over the gory detail line.

  4. McGuffy Ann says:

    Very imaginative and creative take on this prompt!

  5. drmagoo says:

    That’s quite an amulet.

  6. Joe Owens says:

    Personification to the dragon. i like it and could feel the experience as if it was my own.

  7. Kate says:

    Even though she was tearing out throats and hunting, she was described in such a way that to me she seemed very serene and graceful, as dragons can be. Really great use of language.

  8. Oh to be a dragon, what a way to fly.:)

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