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AMAZING

Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction

#1


Kristie Lynn Higgins



Text Copyright © 2018

Smash words Ebook Edition


Cover Art © 2018

The Enchantress created by Arthur Wardle


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Dragon Queen And Her Brood


Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror Flash Fiction

#1


Kristie Lynn Higgins


Text Copyright © 2018

Smashwords Ebook Edition


www.KristieLynnHiggins.com


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Dragon Queen And Her Brood


She paced back and forth in an effort to move things along, but nature had other plans, plans that would take much much longer. It had already been several hours. The cave was cool where darkness prevailed, but where she paced was hot from volcanic steam, and it was bright from well placed firebaskets. Her pain was great and her anxiousness even greater. She paced on as her tail dragged behind her. The time was close... She paced on. Her brood was coming. She was the only queen of her small dragon nest, and as an older dragon queen, it was important that she would give birth to another female dragon so that her daughter would carry on the pride, joy, and responsibility of bringing hatchlings into the world for their nest. The dragon queen of each nest also had the responsibility of bringing baby dragons into the world for the Dragon Rite.

Long ago, tribes of Man first brought their greatest warriors to be bound with great and powerful dragons. The bonding was done in an effort to create an army that could defeat a shared and deadly foe. The combined forces of dragon magic and the might of man’s steel gave the dragons and their riders enough power to push back their foe and brought about a peace. As time went on, the Dragon Rite was established, and the tribes of Man brought their children to be bonded with dragon hatchlings. The peace they enjoyed was enforced by the continued practice of the Dragon Rite.

The dragon queen continued to pace. All but one group of children had already gathered within the dark cave, awaiting her to lay her brood. A dragon and a rider had been sent out to find the remaining candidates so that the Dragon Rite could move forward once her brood decided to come. She thought of nothing but having a daughter this clutch. Her nest was in desperate need of a new queen, and she wanted to dote on a daughter once again.

About an hour went by, and the last of the candidates arrived. Boys along with their fathers or guardians awaited the first part of the Dragon Rite. Elder Dragons were also there to witness the coming of the new brood.

The queen felt as if she finally needed to push, so she went through the first birthing and laid a very large black egg. It was larger than any egg she had laid before. The next few eggs, ranging in different colors, were of normal size. The queen looked over the clutch and none of the eggs were spotted. She had no daughter. The queen was tired and happy but there was also a sadness within her, but then she realized she had yet to lay one more egg. A daughter could still come. She paced and finally laid it. The pale egg was small, smaller than it should be and there was a mark across it as if it had cracked. The egg also had no spots, so no daughter would be born to her this Dragon Rite.

She looked over her clutch and was very proud of the dragons she did lay. The Dragon Rite began and sometime later, the queen left the chamber, and the queen left the eggs in the hands of the young candidates. She returned to her room to sleep, but sleep did not find her. A daughter... Her nest was in desperate need of a daughter.

The queen thought back to the children who had gathered, and one child had caught her attention, a child who... A warmth filled her womb... and a knowledge only dragons were connected to told her... told her... a daughter... a daughter would soon come.


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Young Dragon

Striving For Breaking Dawn


Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror Flash Fiction

#2


Kristie Lynn Higgins


Text Copyright © 2018

Smashwords Ebook Edition


www.KristieLynnHiggins.com


No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by an information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author.

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Young Dragon

Striving For Breaking Dawn


All he wanted was the wind to lift him up. Other older dragons of his species had the sky and wind as their constant companion, but he was young just a hatchling, so he still needed to attain his Breaking Dawn. In histories past, hatchlings would learn to fly when they were around five, but when they were paired with a child from the tribes of Man, they were encouraged to fly at a much earlier age, nearly out of the egg. The pair would work together to become warriors, so the first hurdle in the dragon’s journey was to fly.

Many boys had selected him during the First Act of the Dragon Rite, and only one would eventually be chosen. His pair would be selected from among those who presented a gift at his birth. There were other dragon hatchlings, his brothers of the same brood, and they also must attain their Breaking Dawn and find their pair. The boys, who had selected him, never left his side. They all encouraged him, in their own way, to fly. Once one of the hatchlings from this particular Dragon Rite attained their Breaking Dawn, there would be a time limit set for the other dragon hatchlings of his brood. There were so many reasons to fly... but one of the strongest was his own desire to soar through the sky. His species of dragon were attached to the sky as much as they were attached to the ground. Adults could fly all day and night if needed.

He sat alone one night as the boys, who had selected him, had fallen asleep. He snuck out of their room, made his way to the top of the dragon nest, and looked up at the three moons. The glowing spheres called to him; they called to him to join them in the domain of the dark welkin. He stretched out his wings and flapped them. His wings were strong nearly strong enough to take him to the heavens. He lifted his young voice and roared, and other dragons returned his enthusiastic call. The hatchling would soon fly... and soon join the domain of the vast sky.


The End- Click Here Free Dragon stories

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Love DRAGONS & Fantasy? Check out my complimentary books

Dragon Rite, AaBack’s Grim, Monster of Monsters,

& BOTB Mystic Rose

The first ebook or two are complimentary for each series.


Love Science Fiction? Check out two complimentary books

SOG Series


www.KristieLynnHiggins.com



Check out my new YouTube video series

Pop Culture Remix.


Where movies and tv collide in unexpected ways.

.


More Dragon Stories

AabiLynn’s Dragon Rite Website

www.KristieLynnHiggins.com/DRSeries.html



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