If wishes were dragons…

I have not taken part in that many challenges for the past couple of months or so now. I found myself busy with NaNo preparation and then NaNo itself. Then this week one of the InMon challenge prompts on BeKindRewrite caught my eye and swept me up with its a swirl of inspiration.

If wishes were dragons…

If wishes were dragons, then little boys would climb on scaly backs and fly high into the sky.

They would glide above their friends houses with a beaming smile spreading across their faces as they waved to those below.

For once they would turn up to face their bullies at the school gates. Chasing them for just a block or two before finally letting them go … but only after the dragon singes their pants where their bottoms go.

Then once again they would soar high into the sky just to feel the air through their hair, and see the world shrinking below.

If hopes were unicorns then every little girl would be a princess riding bareback.

They would wear gowns of pink and have sparkly jewels shimmering back at them as they gazed into the mirror.

They would chase away the ogres with no need for a prince.

Then they would ride under rainbows to feel the dancing colours all around and gallop on moonbeams dreamland bound.


About Billie Jo Schinnerer

Born and raised on the edge of the Helderberg Escarpment in eastern New York. Formerly a teacher. Moved to the North West area of England in 2003. Now a mother of three who doesn’t really know what she wants to be when she grows up.
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14 Responses to If wishes were dragons…

  1. lynnette-net says:

    Love how you wrote about dragons and boys, v
    girls and unicorns. Its so fantasy-like, yet so real.

  2. pattisj says:

    This was cute, and well written, as usual. 🙂

  3. This makes me want to cry, but in a good way.

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  5. I loved this. It truly captures what young ones might think!

  6. Robin Hawke says:

    How well this reminds me of all those Let’s pretend! times, beautiful, Robin

  7. Selena says:

    Love it! Are you working on any YA projects?

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