This is an idea I’ve been playing with. The dragon is a man who had been turned into a lizard, and is clever enough to make a living while he is a lizard. He uses smoke and shadows to appear bigger than he is and he successfully scares the villagers so they don’t bother him. The girl is not afraid of confrontation with a dragon and doesn’t fall for his tricks. The lizard needs someone’s help to exact revenge on the warlock who turned him into a lizard.
Life couldn’t get much worse. She was staked out in front of the dragon’s lair waiting to be burned to a crisp. She sighed and puffed her hair out of her eyes. The sun was rising over the mouth of the cave. If the blooming dragon didn’t turn up soon she’d be roasted alive by a different fire source. Her hair was red and her skin was white, rapidly turning pink. Getting a tan wasn’t part of her life. She squinted up at the hessian rope tying her to the stake. Maybe the sun would burn through the rope and she would be free? She puffed again, this time in exasperation. What had she done to get to this point in life?Continue reading