Here there be dragons…
Last week I made a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C. for some sightseeing along with 50 or so 14 year olds. Yes, I will admit to temporary insanity. That being said however, I did enjoy touring our capitol and visiting the museums. Along my travels, I was privileged to make a new acquaintance – a dragon.
Now before you call the men with the big nets to take me away, let me clarify. I met my new writing companion when we took the group to Medieval Times in Baltimore. Now, I have always liked dragons – ever since I was a socially inept geek in school I have loved to read fantasy novels, particularly those with dragons. But when I saw this one in the display case, he spoke to me. I can’t explain it, but his voice called out and said:
“Finally! Do you realize just how long you’ve kept me waiting? Now get me out of this dratted display case and take me to my home.”
Not being one to argue with a dragon, I promptly shelled out the exorbitant price (ransom, I believe the dragon called it) and took my new friend home. He has not yet told me his name, but I feel certain he will, once he trusts me. For now however, he stands a watchful guard next to my computer perched atop his stack of books, supervising and editing my thoughts as I type.