by Rick St. Dennis
for Mischief Circus
The Dragon Mother had never felt threatened before, never vulnerable, she was powerful, confident.. and trapped. Her foot was caught in a grip of iron. Dragging her under the surface of the lake. Her dragons tried to lift her to safety, they never gave up.. fighting against the pull of unseen fingers. But one by one they too were dragged to a watery death.This was to be the day which would decide the fate of the lake inhabitants which in turn would affect the streams running away from the lake into the town and the surrounding houses. Excitement hit fever pitch as the Water Boatmen shuffled into position.. they were so ungainly on land but once in the water could out-skate anything twice their size. The dragonflies readied themselves, their wings gliding back and forth.. still looking rather pretty.... and they were off.
The largest Water Boatman reached the reeds first, thrust out his hand grabbing hold of a bullrush and creating a bow wave as he turned. His son was next into the reeds skittering off a lilypad whilst above the lake the dragonflies were slowing down. They could see what the others couldn't. They sped up.. their wings just a blur and together they dived down catching hold of the flailing legs of the remaining water boatmen and flew straight up saving them from what lurked beneath. Only two were saved that day.
This is for the Smeared and Smudged wonderfully spooky hop. If you are hopping you should have arrived here from the amazing Maureen and your next stop is the fantastic Domino Art Have fun Mwahaha
This is such a perfect scene..just love it!ReplyDelete
Ooh what a beautiful Dragon Mother, and her babies look so loyal.ReplyDelete
oh beautiful art and intensity in the story....when you write your book let me know :)ReplyDelete
I'm so sad that Dragon mother and her babies are gone. Who is going to save the lake? I'm on pins and needles. xxDReplyDelete
Me too Donna! Such a fitting image depicting their end...that boat house held something none of us expected that is for sure but dragonfly heroes...love that they are my favorite winged thing. Fabulous Sue hugsxxReplyDelete
Wonderful Dragon Mother image--reminds me of Game of Thrones!ReplyDelete
Amazing image and even more amazing scene, simply adore your work.ReplyDelete
This is just divinely wicked Sue and a Fabulous image too.ReplyDelete
Wonderful scene love the dragons!ReplyDelete
Love the dragons! AwesomeReplyDelete
GORE-gous scene today but oh no, poor boo-tiful Dragon Mother and YIKES, the body count is rising dramatically, I don't think there's going to be anyone left by All Hallows Eve!ReplyDelete
the dragons are really trying hard.ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing.
AWESOME!! LOVE the dragons!ReplyDelete
Yikes the Dragon mother and her dragons are now in the watery depths.... who will be next, no one is safe!!!!! LOVE the image you used today with the digital back ground!ReplyDelete
Another home run. Great page. And of course lovely storyReplyDelete
Fabulous background - and even more fabulous image!! Love the way you work!ReplyDelete
Beautiful yet sad card of struggle.ReplyDelete
FAB - love all elements fab xxReplyDelete