Descendant

“Why did mother leave?” Aimie asked.

“To travel the world,” was all her father said.

Aimie found solace in their family’s shop, filled with exotic and magical merchandise.  Customers flocked from afar to trade pure silver for their purchased items. 

Standing behind the counter, Aimie sneezed.  

Was that fire from my nose?

“Hmm,” her father said.  

He motioned.  Aimie followed.  At the entrance to a cave along the beach, she stared gob-smacked at a shimmering dragon, gripping a goblet of liquid silver.  

Her mother’s voice sounded from the dragon’s mouth. “You brought Aimie?” 

“It’s time–believe me,” her father said. 

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This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was provided by our host, Rochelle.

If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit here.

44 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    That explains where the merchandise came from

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    1. That’s right! A dragon can travel farther and faster. =)

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  2. plaridel says:

    ah, it’s a story i wish i’d written myself. well done. 🙂

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    1. High praise. Thanks so much, Plaridel! =)

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  3. trishsplace says:

    Excellent story. Dragons from such a simple prompt!

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    1. Thank you so much, Trish. I was in a magic / dragon sort of mood. =)

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  4. Dora says:

    Absolutely wonderful! No more secrets 🙂

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    1. That’s always best! =)

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  5. Ha! I love this! I’m glad you were in a dragon sort of mood. Thank you.

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    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed the story, Alicia!! =)

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  6. msjadeli says:

    Whimsical and wondrous storytelling. I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa. What a nice thing to say! =)

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re very welcome.

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  7. draliman says:

    Her legacy emerges 🙂

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    1. Whether she wants it or not. =)

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  8. James McEwan says:

    Liked this fantastic world of magical dragons that transform from humans or the other way round. Mind you, there are many mothers who could be considered as dragons in their own right.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, James! =)

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  9. Dear Brenda,

    Imaginative and fanciful tale. I guess she’d have to know sooner or later. Would love to know the story behind that match. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the story, Rochelle! =)

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  10. Dale says:

    I love this, Brenda! Totally outside of the box!

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    1. Well, that makes me smile. I’m so glad you enjoyed! =)

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  11. Hey, you’re on fire! This is simply brilliant.

    Here’s mine!

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    1. Might be a little bit disconcerting! =) Thank you so much for your kind comment, Keith.

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  12. subroto says:

    Very imaginative, now this gives the term dragon mother a whole new meaning.

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    1. It sure does. I’m glad you enjoyed! =)

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  13. Iain Kelly says:

    Wonderful story Brenda, well done.

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    1. Thank you so much, Iain. Hope you are well!

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  14. Sandra says:

    Loved this! A Harry Potter feel about it.

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    1. That’s a nice comment. Thanks, Sandra! =)

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  15. Loved the magic and the love in the story ♥

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    1. I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for letting me know. =)

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  16. Nobbinmaug says:

    She’ll never have to worry about unsightly nose hair.

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  17. I think it’s safer to be somewhere where you are not a constant fire hazard… mother will know the best place

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    1. True, those early sneezes are certainly a fire hazard. (haha) She and her mother have a lot to talk about.

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  18. Sue says:

    Brilliant and fanciful! This is the beginning of a great fantasy novel🤗

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    1. Thank you so much, Sue. I’ll keep that in mind. =)

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  19. michael says:

    I enjoyed this, even the comment about no nasal hairs

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    1. That was a funny one. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, Michael! =)

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  20. granonine says:

    This is a GREAT story! Love it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda. Very sweet! =)

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  21. magarisa says:

    “Was that fire from my nose?” Love it!

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    1. I know…quite disconcerting. =) Thank you for your kind comment!

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      1. magarisa says:

        You’re welcome!

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