Wishing Well

This wishing well is a little bit different. It doesn’t grant wishes in exchange for coins, instead preferring a friendly pat and a quick snack. Some magical creatures control an old, deeper magic that mages can never tap into, regardless of skill. It is often called “luck” or “chance” and cannot be manipulated by the … Continue reading Wishing Well

Good Pay

Get on, sit down and hold on tight. Hey, I ain’t no mage-bound familiar, but carrying these magical folk to and from their work sure pays well. I’m a dragon, what would I be doing if not for this work? I’d be flying around, enjoying myself, so I may as well do it with company … Continue reading Good Pay

All Swept Up

No. No! Go around! I’ve just swept this bit! You watched me finish this patch of dust and now you wanna drag your filthy boots all over it? No. Go around the back or I’ll bite your knees. It’s autumn, and the paths are full of pretty leaves and shiny nuts... and dirt. Mush. Rotting … Continue reading All Swept Up

Listen

Strangers? On my mountains? Curious. Oh, travellers may come and go as they please, I am no tyrant here, but the jumbling slopes themselves have seen off many a wanderer. The hills are alive, they say, with grumbling, booming voices and a constant shuffling of their great grey shoulders. I hear them under the moaning … Continue reading Listen

Snack Attack

Uh-oh. Perhaps I shouldn’t have eaten those pretty berries... You know how it is. You’re trying to be good and to eat sensibly, so you reward yourself with a healthy treat like juicy ripe berries... but I should have checked the books before eating something quite so enticing. I can’t help it, dragons like shiny … Continue reading Snack Attack

Serpent Secret

Nobody believes us. We said there’s a serpent here, hiding in the lake, but as none of the adults have seen it, of course we must be daydreaming. But see, it’s here now, just bold enough to peek above the still surface. It’s a type from far away, so we’re not sure how it got … Continue reading Serpent Secret