Flash Fiction

Dragons

Dragons September 17, 2017Leave a comment

Tonya R. Moore is a Jamaican writer of speculative fiction–short stories, web serials, and novelettes. Currently living in Florida, she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction.

In the old stories, people dreamed of falling down to earth from the heavens. Mother says that this is because there are memories within a people that can never be erased.

In the old stories, there was once a human who gave birth to a dragon.

Mother says only humans give rise to dragons.

Mother says that as humans, we cannot remember what were truly are. Only if we become strong enough and fierce enough, would we become something immense and terrifying. Our memories return. We become something that came to this world from some strange and distant place and we begin to dream of falling from the sky.

As a child, I dreamed of climbing to the top of a mountain. My toes clung to the tip of a narrow spire to which puffy clouds clung anf coiled. In my dream, I could the vastness of plains laid out before me. The sun at my back, my own shadow had become a monstrous thing cast across the snowy slope. The wind was furious and threatened to knock me from my perch.

In my dream, I became terrified.

 

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Tonya R. Moore is a Jamaican writer of speculative fiction–short stories, web serials, and novelettes. Currently living in Florida, she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction.

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