A Spring tale of rebirth for J.A.Mes Press Rebirth Anthology. All proceeds will go to a UK Stroke Charity.
Spring shivered in delight as Jack’s intoxicating cloud of glitter eddied about her. She stared in awe at his ethereal design, an ice tattoo, shimmering like frozen lace across her scales. “Stay a little longer…” she begged, her work forgotten as she trembled beneath the newly painted webs of frost and feathers of rime that now patterned her violet wings. The cold wind whispered in her ear, but she snubbed the wind’s wise words, snorted and called after the playful pixie instead, “Wait! Wait for me!”
Jack grinned and ran his fingers through his silver hair, eyeing the dragon with amusement. He hopped up onto her back, over her spines and nestled between her vast wings. She launched into the air leaving a sparkling trail in her wake. She rose above shimmering trees, above the deep evergreens and ascended into fluffy clouds. She climbed until the air sent thrilling chills across her hide and her eyes shone as adrenalin pumped. Jack whooped and wrapped his arms around her neck and frost danced across her rainbow scales. For the first time in a long time, Spring felt more invigorated than ever before.
This is a preview to the story that can be found within A Symphony of Dragons. It has become one part of my symphony, a composition, of A Symphony of Seasons… You can find this enchanting book of short stories in many outlets in both paperback and eBook or at my publisher BHC Press.
Read previews to Autumn’s and Winter’s tales: Autumn Flame and Winter Hope.
Perfect visualisation as usual, Lisa. I adore this.
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. The imagery and concept flow as one!
So beautiful, Lisa! I love your writing style.
Such beautiful imagery and I love the way you used the dragons as the seasons in this story! I could picture everything so well. I couldn’t help thinking as I read this that it would make a wonderful children’s story if it was illustrated! I would have loved reading something like this as a child. 🙂
Thanks Sophie, at the end of the story above you can find links to Autumn’s and Winter’s stories, written for the ‘Fall Flash Festival’ and ‘Tales by the Tree’ Anthology. There is only Summer left to meet…and I might keep him to myself for a bit! Thinking of releasing a short story compilation at some point and including all my Four Season Dragons…
Watch this space 😉
I will definitely be watching and waiting for the next story. 🙂 I’ve been living Spring vicariously through your beautiful flower pics online. I’m living in southern Cali now (temporarily) and while it was amazing to be here all winter in the sun while everyone else was hibernating and suffering through the worst winter ever, I am painfully jealous of everyone who is now experiencing Spring’s awakening. Watching the flowers and trees bloom is one of my favorite things in the whole world. I have no idea where I’ll be next Spring, but it will definitely be somewhere where I can watch the earth come alive again. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your pictures and stories.
Sorry to echo everyone else, but gorgeous, just gorgeous. Dragons as seasons is perfect! I love your writing! xxx