FFfAW Challenge-Week of 11-07-2017

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By Neel Anil Panicker

 ‘Come, let me tell you a tale. Long long ago in time…’

“Papa, is this another one of your dragon stories? I am so bored of hearing them again and again.”

‘Well then my son, I will tell you a modern dragon tale?’

“A modern dragon tale? I thought there were no dragons and even if there were any, they all died or vanished millions of years go.”

‘Well,  very true my son, but a few survived. Two in particular and they are hell bent on destroying themselves.’

“Oh! is it so,Papa? I am curious now. Tell me, who they are? where they live? Everything.”

‘Oh! That one is easy. One straddles all over America and the other lords over North Korea.’

“Pops, I don’t mind they fight and destroy each other as long as they do no harm to the world around them.”

‘Same here, but looks like they are hell bent on destroying this beautiful world as well, my son.’

“Are they that powerful, Pops? Do they have huge sharp teeth, are their backs full of scales and spikes, are their mouths fireplaces and their noses chimneys, and are their toenails long sharp daggers?”

‘More than that, my dear son. They’re just mad.’


12 thoughts on “neelwrites/averyscarytale/flashfictionforaspiringwriters/shortstory/07/11/2017

  1. This is good. Humor with an underlying pathos in the situation!

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    1. Thanks a lot Reena. I am glad you appreciated my story.

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  2. Very true, Neel. It almost feels like an insult to dragons to compare them but it is apt.

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    1. I know what you mean, Kelly.
      Thanks a lot for the appreciation.

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  3. And they have nukes, so I guess that counts as “powerful”.

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  4. Great metaphor for the threat of nuclear war! Great story, Neel!

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  5. This is awesome, I was laughing all the way. very clever Neel- they are lethal

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    1. I am so glad you loved my story. Thanks a lot Aks for the appreciation.

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