The platform rumbles again, with no train due. I run to the edge and watch the dragon roar in, its scales glittering in the sickly fluorescent lights. The dragon is beautiful in a way no mortal thing could be, perfect and powerful and smooth like water.

He looks at me again. “Okaeri.” The dragon’s voice is brassy, like a temple bell.

I want to jump on his back. But what will happen? How do I even deserve this, with my middling grades and gnawing fears? This is the unknown stretched in a sinuous line. –Breaking Orbit by Rachael Acks

Fiction Writing Prompt: What happens when the protagonist jumps on the dragon?

Journaling Prompt: If a dragon showed up and invited you for a ride, would you go? Why or why not?

Art Prompt: Dragonrider

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience why dragons have captured our imaginations.

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