Dragon Breath

I did not set out to write a novel about a dragon. There were plenty of fantasy books already concerning those fire-breathing
beasts. When my book , THE NUN’S DRAGON, finally came to publication I somehow understood my dragon wasn’t the same as the popular lore of dragons.
While working on the piece I looked at images of dragons — some comic, some frightening, and a few that were erotic with half-clad maidens. In what genre was my dragon? None of the above.
I came to almost fall in love with my dragon who was so unhappy with the state of the universe. I understood existential plight.
Every writer does. I suspect that dragons do as well. It is a lonely universe with more dark matter than bright stars out there.
The exhaling of fire gives only quick and potent light to what is dark and unknowable.
Maybe someday I will find a dragon again waiting to enter my tales for the companionship of other existential souls.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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2 Responses to Dragon Breath

  1. Dawne Webber says:

    Sounds intriguing…

  2. Dragons, unicorns, sea monsters, phoenix….there is a whole pageant of animals out there waiting for be admired by those of us who see with larger vision than just reality.

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