The Dragon

Idina's Monster

“Daddy! Daddy! There’s… there’s a…there’s… Daddy!”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down a minute. Take a deep breath. OK, what’s up?”

“A dragon!”


“Yeah, I saw it slithering behind the houses over on Forestview Drive.”

“Oh, what dangers lurk in that untamed wilderness, the Great American Suburb! Careful, evil beasts can be found on those placid streets: minivans, poodles and dragons.”

“Daddy, don’t tease me. I saw it. It was as long as a house. It was blue with red horns and yellow cat’s eyes.”

“Honey, how can a dragon as long as a house hide on Forestview Drive? All of the dogs would be barking like mad and someone would see it. The cops would be here in a jiffy, and perhaps the National Guard as well. Helicopters would fill the sky. If a dragon was patrolling the neighborhood we’d all know about it by now. OK?”

She didn’t seem convinced, watching her shoes as she said, “OK.”

“Now go in to the kitchen, get an apple or something then read for a while until you calm down.”

“Yes, Daddy.”

“Dragons! That girl has some imagination.”

A movement outside of the window caught his attention. He walked towards it and then froze. His eyes widened, his face contorted into a grimace of pure terror.  With a shaky hand he pointed out of the window.



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