Saturday, 20 June 2015

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day 1 - Spring

The spring nights were still cold, which sent people indoors early. The Spring Dragon was happy about this, especially on nights of full moons. 

Stealthily, it raised its head and checked the quiet street. There was only a cat in the distance and it was headed purposefully in another direction. 

With a sigh of relief, the Spring Dragon sank its energy into the wisteria hedge, which immediately immediately arched and rippled to life, taking on the form of a languidly-stretching dragon. Legs, arms and wings stretched in branches as wisteria petals shimmered like scales. 

Reaching to the sky, the Dragon pulled down the moon and held it reverentially for a moment, before bending its head to drink of the moon carefully. A long draught, carefully savoured. 

Satisfied, the Spring Dragon returned the moon to the sky and settled down to sleep. 


This is a whimsical little story for the Five Photos, Five Stories challenge. A huge thank you to the fabulous Sarah Brentyn (she's on Twitter here, and blogs here) for tagging me, helping me wrestle timezones, and allowing me to have fun with combining photos and words! 

(I can't believe I've never thought of using a photo as a basis for writing flash fiction! This won't be leaving my repertoire anytime soon)! 

The “rules” of the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge are:
1) Post a photo each day for five consecutive days.
2) Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a short paragraph. It’s entirely up to the individual.
3) Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation. Just have fun.


Sarah Brentyn said...

Beautiful flash. I love it! Knew you'd come up with something spectacular. Glad you took the challenge. Also, look forward to more photo prompt stories/flash from you. :-)

ReeD with a Bee said...

Thanks Sarah! :-))) I'm *loving* this prompt format!