Dragon (c) in medias res by Melinda Kucsera


Saveen regarded Ran in that open,
trusting way of his; slow-witted they said;
stupid, they called him, those orphan children,
the Foundlings that mama had raised and led.
Ran understood him even though Saveen
was big like his uncle. His mind was small,
which made him the perfect friend for one green
eyed boy who didn’t want to be watched at all.
They played knights and dragons. Creeping about
from shadowed nook to pile of clothes, they slunk,
stalking imaginary prey. Lookout!
A monster’s rising–they pounce using spunk
to defend ’cause no weapons are allowed,
their foe fades to shadow and they stand proud.

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Scene from book one of the Curse Breaker Saga. Ran is Sarn’s son; Sarn is the protagonist of the Curse Breaker Saga.

Photo is of a dragon who showed up to the NY Renaissance Fair this summer to watch the Royal Chess Match. She laid down at my feet; so I snapped a pic.

requested by writersdream9who asked me to write something about friendship.

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