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Conjuring Dragons



Dragons, be they beasts, monsters, muses or fantasies, have been with us since the earliest of times.  Dragon lore can be found all over the world. They come from the deserts, mountains and seas. I have been conjuring dragons as a writer and as an artist for quite a while as well.

Dragons are so mysterious however, they are hard to work with. Mine are shy and secretive on the one hand, yet powerful and awe-inspiring on the other. Being a water person, Ii am particularly enthralled with sea dragons.

In my story “The Girl and the Goat,” for that is all it is right now, (4 chapters), dragons wreak havoc on a tiny village by the sea. As I’ve said in a previous post, Serene, the sorcerer has conjured the dragons. Serene is the main character, Sophia’s aunt. Sophia doesn’t know her aunt Serene is a sorcerer or the cause for the dragons descending on the village that she is called to save.

I am working, sort of out loud here, on paper, on bringing those dragons back to life. Sophia needs to know them, their weaknesses and strengths so she can defeat them and bring peace back to her village. Serene is in an intense relationship with the dragons, but, why?

What fills my mind when it comes to dragons is not just their fiery potential but the sheer force and strength that they possess. Lifting a gigantic body like that into the air would seem impossible yet they can do it. I also pick up their scent which is really more of an odor. Sea Dragons in particular, have an incredibly musky, almost fish-like odor. They are kind and caring to their own kind, have a superior intelligence to humans and mobilize their strengths and talents to defeat those they perceive of as their enemies. My Sea Dragons also possess breath taking beauty. They are mesmerizing.


I have done some research on these creatures. I have plenty of dragon books and collected lore but believe the dragon lives inside all of us—in our dreams, our collective past and imagination. My job, at least for now, is re-invigorating my dragon so I can tell its story.

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