First Flight (flash fiction)

Baby Dragon by Anne Stokes



First Flight


She was the strongest and first of her brood, and had eaten her brothers and sisters as soon as they hatched. Now she was perched on the cliff edge and something instinctive began to take over. Without even thinking, she launched herself into the air. As she plummeted, for the first time her wings began to stretch out. She swooped up into the blue sky, the red sun glistening on her scales. She knew she would grow larger and master this element. Nothing could defeat her now. She roared into the wind and the first trace of flame appeared.


Joanne Fisher


Word count: 99


This was written with the prompt to write a story about a first flight provided by the Carrot Ranch August 13 Flash Fiction Challenge.


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Ā©2020 Joanne Fisher

16 thoughts on “First Flight (flash fiction)

  1. Echoes of Anne McCaffrey’s “Dragons of Pern” book which I so enjoyed when I first encountered them. That’s not a bad association. Her books are still much loved, she still has a huge following. šŸ™‚

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