The Quest

The Quest

1 chapter / 210 words

Approximately 1 minute to read

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Quote: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” - Neil Gaiman

Or perhaps do the beating :)

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about 2 years ago Clara Augustine said:

'Twas actually G.K. Chesterton who wrote the original quote, not Neil Gaiman. :) Congratulations on being in the tournament!

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about 2 years ago Hillary Holloway said:

Oh! That is good. I love that you gave the story an unexpected twist and made the humans the "creatures/bad guys" instead of the dragon. Great writing.

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about 2 years ago M.H. said:

Aaaahhh, I love it! Finally got a chance to read it, and even though it's so short, it's great, as I'd expect from you. You handled the twist really well (had me fooled up until the end; silly me, just assuming the knight is the good guy every time), and I kind of want more of this dragon's adventures. For now, though, I choose to believe that he and the princess are chess and gardening buddies because that's just a fun thing to believe. :3

Good luck!

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about 2 years ago David Barry DeLozier said:

I'm new on figment, but I've enjoyed reading your work. I like the whole magic/fairytale with a twist vibe. Interesting. One suggestion: I stumbled in your second sentence here with the I'd thought I'd - I think you can lose the first contraction and just say I thought (which is already past tense) I'd ... I didn't see anything else that broke the flow. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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about 2 years ago Linda D said:

Brilliant twist. Great play with words for presenting the double meaning.

One suggestion: Instead, my amour (scorched) under the bright sun – just so you don’t have “burned” twice.