But when it came to the Princess’s turn to give an acid drop to the dragon, he smiled a very wide smile, and wagged his tail to the very last long inch of it, as much as to say, “Oh, you nice, kind, pretty little Princess.” But deep down in his wicked purple heart he was saying, “Oh, you nice, fat, pretty little Princess, I should like to eat you instead of these silly acid drops.” But of course nobody heard him except the Princess’s uncle, and he was a magician, and accustomed to listening at doors. It was part of his trade. -Edith Nesbitt, The Book of Dragons (free Kindle book)
NOTE: an acid drop is a old fashioned boiled sweet with a sharp taste

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or poem about a princess who tries to befriend a dragon.

Journaling Prompt: How do you flirt with danger?

Art Prompt: The Princess, the Dragon, and the Magician

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about how we try to allay our fears by placating them. Give your audience a better solution.

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