Storytime Bloghop: Canned Food

Welcome to our little Bloghop. Here, you’ll find 15 participating blogs (find the links under this story) who posted one story today. The stories will be available for one week only. So make sure you’ll read them fast! Enjoy.

I’ll leave this post online until the 9th of September. After that, I’ll be cutting it down to the beginning. I’ll leave the links though.

Canned Food

© Katharina Gerlach

baby-dragon“You will not eat my son!” When Mother roared at Elder, I knew the tribe didn’t want me. I was too small. I mean, Mother wasn’t very big either. The tips of her wings barely reached the shoulder blades of a red-deer, but at least she wasn’t disabled. She hovered in the air in front of Elder and spat tiny flames at him.

“He wouldn’t make a good sized snack even if I top him off with a wild boar,” Elder roared back.

“He’s a true dragon.” Mother’s voice shook with anger, and I feared she’d attack him in her rage. She wouldn’t stand a chance. After all, he was at least three times her age and thus three times her size as well. I lowered my head and crawled toward the cave’s exit avoiding the rest of the tribe as best I could.

“What do you expect,” a matron said. “His father’s a wyrm.” She swiped her tail out of my way as if I were contagious. With a sigh, I returned to the nest waiting for the tribe’s verdict. I no longer thought Mother would be successful, and everybody knew what happened to those fledglings who didn’t get accepted. It was either the cookfires or the lizards. I really, really hoped for the cookfires. At least death would be quick then.

… this story will be published in December in time fro Christmas with a second story about a dragon. If you want to be notified about the release, join my reader team.

 

14 More Stories:

Rabia Gale: Spark
K. A. Petentler: The Twisted Tale of Isabel
Shana Blueming: Paper & Glue
Amy Keeley: To Be Prepared For Chocolate
Cherie “Jade” Arbuckle: After I Died
Karen Lynn: The Family Book
Angela Wooldridge: An Alternative to Frog
Thea van Diepen: Are You Sure It’s That Way?
Paula de Carvalho: Body Double
Kris Bowser: Tantrums
Virginia McClain: Rakko’s Storm
Grace Robinette: Georg Grembl
Elizabeth McCleary: The Door
Dale Cozort: Two Letters In A Fireproof Box

 

10 thoughts on “Storytime Bloghop: Canned Food”

  1. I really enjoyed reading this story. Somehow, I hope the dragon will become good friends with Emily. I especially love the title 🙂

  2. Loved it! Looking forward to finding out what happens next!

  3. Such a cute story, I loved it! Definitely piqued my interest and made me wonder how narrator’s relationship with Emily and her family progressed after the events of the story.

  4. Dale Cozort says:

    Enjoyed it. Continuing on the hops.

  5. D J Mills says:

    Lovely. Yes, I also want to learn more about this dragon. 🙂

  6. Klynn says:

    I loved it, too! Really liked the toothy little girl. 🙂

  7. Cat says:

    Thanks a ton. I’m glad you like this. I might turn it into a series of Flash stories after NaNo, just for the fun of it.

  8. Virginia says:

    I love this! 🙂 Nice one, Cat!

  9. Amy says:

    Love it! I’m dying to know how this little dragon gets on with the Georges. 🙂

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