The Dragon – Austin L. Wiggins

An example of how beliefs set the stage for our lives.

Arrowhead Freelance and Publishing

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“Can we not do this?” asked the dragon as a man in full plate armor rushed into his den. The dragon’s voice was powerful and the shape of his den amplified his voice. “I’m tired of this routine.”

“Routine?” the Knight finally answered at last.

“The holier-than-thou principles you follow, the everything-that’s-different-must-die mentality that every Knight ever has.”

“It’s not about different, it’s about evil.”

“Evil,” the dragon exclaimed sarcastically. “I’m evil?”

“You’ve killed hundreds of knights.”

“You mean hundreds of knights tried to kill me. I’m just trying to live in peace.”

The knight was silent.

Then the dragon said, “Besides, I don’t want to kill you or anyone anymore. Can we please find some common ground and cooperate?”

The knight knew nothing of dragons other than their evil, and that’s still what he saw despite the dragon’s apparent despair. He drew his sword and ran to…

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