Ruby paced the floor. “Can you sense him?” Jared sat beside her, his eyes clenched tight. “I’m trying, mom. I need quiet.” Ruby sighed. They had to find the hatchling. He was too young to be on his own. “I found him!” Jared’s eyes sprang open. “He’s by the sea!” Previous chapters: One | Two Another #fiftywords … Continue reading Dragon Egg: Part 3 : A 50 Word Story
Ven leaned in and whispered. “Give me the bag of marbles.” Jophi pulled the bag from her pocket and passed it to him. “I’m going to try distracting the dog. You pull the nun safely away.” Jophi nodded. She hugged the wall as she drew closer to the school. The nun watched her with wide … Continue reading Jophi’s Journey: Part 5
Later that afternoon, Jophi walked out of a bookshop and stuffed her hands in her pockets. Ven waited for her by a street vendor selling newspapers. “Any luck?” She sighed. “No. They said business is slow, so they can’t hire anyone right now.” “I guess our journey continues, then.” “Yep.” Jophi’s stomach rumbled. The small … Continue reading Jophi’s Journey: Part 4
As they walked, Ven asked Jophi questions about where she was going, why she was alone, and about her father. She answered them all dutifully, but with some reserve. She still wasn’t sure if she could trust him, and when she asked him similar questions, his answers made her suspicions rise even more. “Some might … Continue reading Jophi’s Journey: Part 3
Jophi stopped at a city chapel later that evening after a long, fruitless search. The chapel sat between two tall buildings, with a narrow alley on either side. It was much like the one her and her father used to attend. Hoping to rest here for the night, she tried the front door. Locked. She … Continue reading Jophi’s Journey: Part 2
A tear fell from Jophi’s cheek and made a small splotch on the note in her hand, blurring the words. She wished she could ignore them. "...pay rent as set forth below or in the alternative vacate the premises..." She blinked, and another tear landed beside the first. To her right lay a bill listing … Continue reading Jophi’s Journey: Part 1
“Do you have the egg?” The dragon’s voice boomed inside the cavern. Ruby’s heart pounded. She pulled the egg out of her satchel and laid it in the straw. “Where’s my son?” The egg cracked. Ruby gasped and stepped back. No! She wouldn’t get Jared back if it hatched now! Previous chapters: One
Ruby stepped out from the forest and boarded the canoe. The mountains loomed in the distance, taunting her. For one split second she wanted to turn away. She peered inside her satchel. The dragon’s egg lay still--her only hope of getting Jared back. She gripped the oar. Time to go.