Herbert the Dragon’s Lesson in Life
“Honestly, I don’t know what the big deal is?” The little dragon said, crouched in the most submissive position he could think of. The last thing he needed right now was to tick his mom off even more.
“We ALWAYS play nice with humans, Herbert.” His mom said sternly.
“But it was just one little bite,” Herbert whined. “I don’t know why I have to be grounded on account of a stupid bite.”
His mother sighed. “You’ll learn little one. One bite leads to another and before you know it, humans begin to taste good. And then your addicted. One is not ever enough!”
“Well this human didn’t taste good at all!” He said with a disgusted look.
“Good, because eating humans is not a smart thing. The fatty cholesterol in their body clogs our pores and you can get very sick. Haven’t you ever wondered where the rest of the dragons went?”
Since Herbert had been curious about what had happened to most of his species he nodded.
“They got sick and died from humanitis, so avoid them if you can, but if you do decide to play with more humans, for goodness sake … no biting!“
Thanks to Alistair for providing this great photo of a dragon. I immediately knew where I wanted to go with the short story line. Click on the link below or check out more great flash fiction at Sunday Photo Fiction. Or even better – write one yourself. Excellent creative fun. Come on, join in.
Hoping your week has started off well.
With affection, Penny
29 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction …But Mommy it was just one small bite!”
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This was so fun to write! 🙂 xo
I think this is brilliant! Delightful perspective and point of view – LOL – we humans are a nasty bunch. Poor little guy, hope he realized the error – curiosity can indeed kill the dragon;)
Thanks Pat, so much! I do agree with you … humans can certainly be a nasty bunch – to say the least, and I also empathize with Herbert! 🙂
Thank you Barb, it was fun to write! 🙂
Dragons and humans. Why can’t we all just get along? 😉
Really, how hard could it be, I mean we do such a good job with each other, lol!
If one bite is really enough
Humans may well taste bad
But he doesn’t feel sad
He remembers what they did to poor Puff
Absolutely true. So unfair! 🙂 xo
Love that story and the dragons are cool! Perhaps I will read it to my landlords bitey ferret 😉 He certainly needs a lesson in not biting humans! 🙂
Thanks. Hmmm, good luck with that one! I’d share the advice at a reasonable distance, lol! 🙂
Lovely story and good for mum for making the lesson so gentle. (Do we taste that bad?)
Thanks and I’m guessing … yes! Well, maybe not surface bites, lol!
It’s when a baby dragon starts playing with fire the the problems really start to heat up.
ha,ha,ha! Thanks for the laughter Sarah! Have an excellent week ahead, dear friend! 🙂
I went a tad dark on the stand alone I posted for this prompt.
The photo and word list… took me there.
Yes, but your creativity is always “top drawer” will go and check it out jules! 🙂
Humanitis is very serious disorder and they have real shortage of dragon-psychiatrists.
Loved this one. 🙂
Ha,ha,ha! chuckling here. I would suppose dragons probably don’t have much need for dragon-psychiatrists, they do tend to eat their problems, while we … just tend to eat! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂
Haha ..good to know that we are junk food! Thanks for the morning smile Penny 🙂
Hi Patricia. Yeah, but knowing us Americans it is all too true, in a sense. Glad to supply a morning smile for you, my dear friend and writer! 🙂
That’s awesome!! I love it. Died of Humanitis. Brilliant. I like the way you mention the problem with humans as well. Brilliant. Thanks Penny
Thank you Alastair and you’re very welcome, my friend! 🙂 xo
Ha ha ha
Thank you for your laughter, Yoshiko. I was hoping to get some laughter with this story! 🙂
Welcome, Penny 😀 it is funny
Thank you for this