Hero of Another Kind

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A very short story about an unlikely hero.

Submitted: October 09, 2018

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An unlikely savior of the people, an old tailor, slightly bent from age, stood before the mighty Dragon with sword in hand.

The Dragon roared with laughter at the sight of his foe and said, “What would you have me believe, old man, that you are strong enough to lift that heavy sword?”

“No,” replied the tailor, “I would have you believe that today you will die, and I shall be a hero to the people because of it!

Your destructive ways call for drastic action, so I shall warn you only once to leave us alone!”

The Dragon laughed again and then snatched the old tailor from where he stood.

With a quick shake of the tailor body the sword fell to the ground, and then the old man was consumed by the dragon in one quick gulp!

The people watched in horror, but in anticipation too. They waited for the dragon to fall to the ground and after a time the great beast did just that.

After a period of time the dragon stood and began making sounds, as if in pain. Then suddenly the dragon moaned, staggered to one side, then to the other, and finally it fell to the ground, again.

As the people drew near to investigate, the dragon moaned and it asked, “What strange magic is this that kills a dragon without a weapon?”

“A young woman stepped forward and replied, “It was no magic, you foolish Dragon, it was bags of Sulfur sown into a dying man’s clothing. And now he is the hero he always hoped to be; bless his soul.

 

D. Thurmond / JEFalcon

10-09-2018


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