Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Dragon Gentleman

I like to write in different genres, because my boredom threshold is very low. But how do I get inspiration?

The Dragon Gentleman is a short story featured in My Darcy Mutates...which I love very much and hope to one day expand it further. The inspiration came from reading Sarah Hoyt and Sofie's A Touch of Night.

It's a wonderful, magical and dark story that featured Mr. Darcy as a shapeshifting dragon. I tend to write more funny story so I've set The Dragon Gentleman in future. And my story is no where as good as A Touch of Night but one always live in hope to write better...Here is an excerpt to wet your taste.

“What can you do Dragon Darcy?” she asked.

“Everything Dragon Wickham can do and more.”

Elizabeth was amused by the little dragon’s reply and teased it. “Do you have a personal vendetta against the giant dragon?”

“We were made by the same manufacturer, at around the same time, but he’s always too charming for my tastes.”

“It can serve, please and deliver,” Elizabeth stated, challenging the tiny dragon with its rival’s abilities.

“He’s best able to please his masters with his bright green colour, gigantic size and silver tongue, for those who are into outward appearance,” the little dragon said dismissively.

“And you’re not into that?”

“I’m deeper than that. I promise loyalty, honesty and responsibility to my masters.”
Elizabeth nodded at this further sign of the tiny dragon’s intelligence.

“You look rather lonely,” it observed. “I’m good with heart-to-heart chat, should you feel so inclined.”

She raised her eyebrows. Perhaps it was too smart for her.
“I compared your facial expression to my database, and deduced that you’re smart, decisive, lonely, pretty…”

Photo from dragonsinn.net

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