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Dr. Jones was a respectable man. He repeated this continuously, inside the golden kiln that was his captor’s home.
A fierce bellow emerged from within the beast,
‘You’, it seethed, ‘are a doctor?’
‘Y-Yes?’ he squeaked
The dragon shifted its astronomic weight, revealing a hoard of golden riches.
‘I’ve tried to stop but I can’t help myself.’ The beast wailed. ‘You need to help me stop hoarding.’
Jones stared dumbfounded, his glasses slid down his nose onto the floor.
‘Help me and you will be spared.’
Jones hastily agreed, failing to mention he was actually a doctor in archaeology.

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    Jim M almost 8 years ago

    Dragons are so unbelievably awesome

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    Jim M almost 8 years ago

    Fantastic drabble, another very cleverly updated myth. Love the 'golden kiln' metaphor. Your drabble captures the essence of a huge living world and an epic story yet to be told, a unique talent.

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    D.M. almost 8 years ago

    A little twist at the end is always fun! Welcome!

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    Iarwain Olofsson almost 7 years ago

    More, Jess, please.
    I love your humor and cleverness in writing.

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