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.

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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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