Dragon Hunting – Mondays Finish the Story

Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

Dragon Hunting

“I see absolutely everything,” said the Wood Dragon. Its dark eye glittered. “You’ve come here to kill me.”

The armored knight raised his visor. “Correct! I am Sir Hiram Moorehouse William Villecourt Banesborough.” He raised his lance. “I am here to slay you and win my glory.”

The three meters of the dragon, protruding above ground, wriggled. “Oh, go slay a Rock Dragon or maybe a Water Dragon.”

“Aye, but I found you first.”

“Tell me, sir knight. Rock Dragons and Water Dragons are animals about 4 meters long, right?”

“Well, yes.”

“And what do you think I am?”

Banesborough shrugged. “About the same I expect.”

“Wrong!” boomed the Wood Dragon. “I am a forest GOD!” It stood suddenly, rising five stories above Banesborough. It stood taller than the mightiest oak. Its body emerged from the earth and stretched 100 meters behind, larger than many villages. “Now, Sir Knight, do you truly wish to battle with ME?”

Banesborough’s lance dropped from his limp fingers. “Right-o!” he squeaked. “Rock Dragon hunting it is!”
Written for Mondays Finish the Story. Look here to see what stories others wrote based upon the pic above: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/mondays-finish-the-story-aug-17th-2015/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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21 Responses to Dragon Hunting – Mondays Finish the Story

  1. Hahaha! I agree with Banesborough – the Rock Dragon it is! Another great story Eric! Loved it!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. In this world dragons are about the size of our Komodo Dragons. Suddenly faced with a dragon the size of a town changes the mental calculus on what is mere glory seeking and what is patently stupid. I’d make the same call too. Glad you enjoyed. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  2. luckyjc007 says:

    Funny. A little convincing goes a long way. He was fortunate to have been given the choice. Things are not always what they seem to be.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Lucky for him he encountered a very old and wise dragon. Otherwise, he might’ve not gotten the chance to walk away. It was a quite kind dragon, all told. Thanks so much! 🙂


  3. Danny James says:

    A quick about face on that one for sure. Opps, sorry old Wood Dragon.


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  4. A nice hero’s tale with a menacing opponent.

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  5. List of X says:

    Oh come on, Sir Banesborough, can you imagine how much glory you’d get for battling a 100 meter long dragon? Thousands will come to pay respects to your bravery at the funeral!

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  6. Lyn says:

    I bet it’s all done with mirrors – dragons are sneaky like that. Either way, Barnsie is smart to move along 😀

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  7. afairymind says:

    He’ll know to stay away from Wood Dragon’s in the future! A rock dragon will bring him his desired glory much easier. A very enjoyable story, Eric. 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      No doubt. Wood Dragons are just a bit too much to tackle He’ll not mention the Wood Dragon encounter of course. And by the time he tells the story, his knickers won’t be soiled any longer. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

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  8. joetwo says:

    Wise move sir knight!

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  9. babso2you says:

    Loved the name of the knight! And, I loved the story too! Again you had me laughing! Thanks for the story Eric and for writing for the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. Be well my friend… ^..^

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  10. Smart knight!!! Didn’t take him long to agree with the Wood Dragon! Wonderful story!!!!!

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