This week's prompt: RED LADDER SINKING COINS PAVEMENT
Sink or Swim
I gasped at the seemingly bottomless freezing water below. When I had spent my COINS on an afternoon at the pool to escape the boiling summer heat, I did not plan to be SINKING, flailing, and making a complete fool of myself in the deep end! I planned to relax in the shallow end, with my toes always skimming the smooth as PAVEMENT pool bottom. Then my friends completely ruined my plans! Maya and Emilia dragged me up the LADDER to the RED water slide. “I demand my COINS back!” I protested. Too late! Lucia grinned...and pushed me down.
Yoanna was enjoys writing, doodling, and designing outfits if she’s not at dance class or choir. Her dream school is the School for Good and Evil but Hogwarts would be nice too. She can’t live without a pen, notebook/sketchbook, and an ice cream cone in hand. She dreams of visiting the fashion capitols of the world someday such as Paris, New York, Milan, London, and definately Seoul.
This Week's Prompt: ...The vinegar was too sharp...
Keep Your Family Healthy
I searched the pantry for a snack after school. The cookie jar was missing-poof! Hmm. I narrowed my eyes. The chocolate truffle box had vanished too. Gone were the chips and pretzels. I checked the sodas in the fridge...and in the place where they should have stood, were strange foods that may as well have been new foreign dishes from Timbuktu. Carrot sticks. Spinach juice. Tofu! I tasted a tiny drop of salad dressing out of curiosity…the vinegar was too sharp…I winced. My mom walked in, smiling. She carried a cookbook: Nutrition and Nourishment: The Ultimate Diet for Keeping Your Family Healthy! Oh no!
It was evening and I was deep in the Black Caverns. Nobody would happen to stroll in there and catch me. Perfect.
Two beautiful eggs sat nestled together. Giant, speckled black and brown, with a fringe of gold. They were washed with flickering firelight from torches on the cave walls. These were no ordinary dragon eggs. They were Silver Moonback dragon eggs, so rare almost legendary.
To call this “illegal breeding” is harsh. I prefer “rescuing hatchlings from the corrupt government’s clutches.”
The government has no idea.
CRAAACK. I smiled. My name is Aran, the dragon keeper.
Words: FRINGE , EGGS, BLACK, WASHED, FLICKERING