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May luck mark you (Friday Fictioneers)

April 22, 2021
PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

I stare in awe at the dragon eggs floating on the Sacred Sea. I’d heard how beautiful they were but they surpassed my expectations. There was a silence in the air. A pause on the breath of the wind. Waiting, hoping. They’ve been here for years. Shown no signs of hatching. The government’s scientists said they were fertilized, were “live” so to speak. Many chose to make the pilgrimage in the hope that luck would mark them.

Hairs raise on my arms. An icy chill puffs against my skin.

Crack. Crack.

I hope they’re not hungry.

Screeches fill the air.

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  1. Loved “I hope they’re not hungry”

  2. Ha! This was great. Beautiful eggs with deadly cargo. (It reminds me of the words from politicians.)

  3. A definite case of be careful what you wish for!

  4. Dear Laurie,

    Stand back. Newborns usually come into the world hungry. Love the atmosphere in this story.



  5. I don’t think I’d be hanging around. Nice one.

    My story!

  6. Hmm, could be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’. Cool take on the prompt.

  7. Never stop and stare at things you don’t understand – just run away! Great take on the prompt, well done!

  8. Oh dear, I think they were hungry. Great suspense and build up. Very poetic.

  9. GHLearner permalink

    Wonderful. The mood, the mystery are perfectly set. And then the end made me laugh (sorry for the MC). Crack, crack…

  10. Yeah, screeches are hardly ever a good thing, especially after the crackcrack 🙂

  11. Let’s hope they are not hungry for humans…

  12. How blessed she is to witness the hatching, and if they are, it would be an honor to be their first meal. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it 😉 Very neat fantasy.

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