Woohoo! I’ve managed to get it together two weeks in a row. A personal best. So, how about a little setup? This excerpt comes from another writing challenge between my DuelingLibrarian.net cohort Renee and I. This week I’m sharing a bit from my half of the mythology challenge. The Great Dragons attempts to create a classic creation myth in the style akin to Ovid, told as a bedtime story. I hope you enjoy!
The first to emerge from the fiery nest was Malik, a bright red dragon with fierce blue eyes. Seeing his parents spinning in a swirl of greens and blues, he flew to them. Soon to follow was a much smaller, orange dragon with a kind face and friendly eyes who called herself Savil. Seeing her brother near the bodies of their parents, she went to his side to grieve with him. She was followed Maric, Tulic, Galve, and hundreds more. Together they gathered around the bodies of Theric and Kahna, mourning the parents they would never know.
Their tears fell upon the great elder dragons, mixing with their father’s to fill the low areas to create the first oceans. Their wing beats birthed the four winds whose momentum began to move the pair towards the fireball nest where they fell into orbit, circling and circling without end.
Over time, Theric andKahna’s bodies became the earth. Their wings became the mountains ranges.
If you would like to read Renee’s portion of this challenge, you can find it at DuelingLibrarians.net.