For this week’s Flash!Friday challenge, the prompt included a photo and an assigned element: The story had to include a dragon. In celebration of the end of an era, I hope I have done our gracious host, Rebekah Postupak, proud with my dragon-included story. It was fun to write. Perhaps I will have to have more dragons in my work.
Though I’m not sure where they go in women’s fiction.
Without further adieu, here is my 159-word story based on the photo prompt and including a dragon:
Liza rolled her eyes. “Don’t be stupid. It’s just for dramatic effect.”
Amanda crossed her arms over her chest. “Liz, are you sure about this?”
“Look, if you’re gonna be a baby about it, go on and leave. I’m catching that thing today. On camera, too.”
Amanda blew out her breath with a huff, blowing strands of hair off her face. “Are you sure you want to mess with a dragon? This seems like a bad idea.”
Liza stood, brushed the chalk off of her hands and sneered at Amanda. “Since when are you such a little bitch? Set up the camera.”
Amanda glared at Liza, heat building in her chest. “Fine.”
Liza turned her back and glanced around. “Perfect. Abandoned alley. Amanda, can the camera see the cha-”
Liza froze. Steam blew out the dragon’s emerald nostrils. “Amanda?”
“It’s Malinda, actually.” She took one step forward, her mouth inches from Liza’s face. “Go ahead. Scream, bitch.”