Will Write 4 Food
Monthly Writing Contest
April 2006 Winner: Mike Dunn, The
Honorable Mention: Janet DeMarco, The
Honorable Mention: Polly Dunn, Only
An Eye Opener
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by Mike Dunn
The dragon slayer's pulse raced as he reached his
hand out towards the door. Years of hard work and dedicated training were
sure to be rewarded if he could defeat the legendary beast sitting on the
other side of the wooded entryway. With heart in throat, aspirations set
high, and lit torch clenched tightly in fist, he pressed open the door and
ventured forth into the bowels of the dungeon.
It took only moments for him to stumble upon the skeletons and half-munched
leftovers of those who were brave enough to precede him. The overpowering
stench of death forced the slayer to cover his face. Glancing up from the
safety of his hands, he found a pair of bright crimson eyes glaring back
at him from a shadowed corner. With a snort, the beast blew out the slayer's
torch. Darkness blanketed the dungeon.
"Are you ready to meet your maker?" a thunderous voice bellowed
"I will not go down without a fight." The slayer defiantly remarked.
"You humans are a stubborn sort, I must say."
"If we are to get on with this, at least have the decency to show yourself."
A single fireball shot across the room to ignite the slayer's torch. He
looked up and discovered that the fearsome monster was nothing more than
a cute little baby dragon. The slayer walked over to the adorable creature
and patted it on the head. It was then when the dragon ate him..
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