The Rules: The contest is for a children's story of 250 words or less based on the picture above and in which somebody somewhere in your story says, in dialogue, "Did/do you see that?" and somebody somewhere in your story says, "Goodbye!" (you are allowed to substitute "Farewell!", "Au revoir!", "Sayonara!", "Ciao!", or "So long!")
Another Princess to Save
|illustration copyright Heather Newman 2012|
Moats were pretty common in the land, but this river of fire was overkill. The dragon's red hot scales and sharp horns were frightening enough. His snake eyes followed me as I searched for a place to jump to the castle.
I could see the captured maiden over the tips of the flames. She was pretty, but not the fairest of them all. Princess Gwen's gold hair dangled to her knees, and I only had to save her from a single ogre. I battled trolls with foul-smelling warts to rescue Princess Amelia, and you could see the ocean waves in her eyes.
This maiden focused on her knitting. When she finally noticed me, she sprang to the window and said "oh help me brave knight." After a moment she returned to her work. I supposed I should save her from the dragon, but she seemed calm enough.
The dragon moved, and I noticed a boy peeking out behind him. The dragon's lips curled up in a wicked smirk. My horse reared up to run, and she was never wrong. Sayonara, fair maiden.
"Did you see that?" the maiden yelled to her brother. "That knight just turned and ran the other way!"
"You could try brushing your hair every once in a while," her brother yelled back rubbing the dragon's empty belly.
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