Have You Seen Our Dragon?

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Have you seen our dragon? No, not the one George the saintly dragon-slayer slayed. No, this is Jason’s Dragon. For truth it is!

No-no-no, not the serpent; the serpent was back in Colchis. No, if you remember, Jason defeated the serpent – with a little help from Medea – and took the fleece all thick with gold, and he and his Argonauts – and Medea too – fled.

They pulled those oars and crossed the sea – Black we call it now, but Euxine, so it was then – and pulled into the Danube to escape their pursuers. Upriver, upriver, upriver they pulled those oars, along the Danube, up the Sava and Ljubljanica till they came to the Ljubljana Marshes. And here they tangled with the dragon.

And did Jason slay the scaly beast? Well, you see the beastie sitting here.


135 words written for What Pegman Saw: Ljubljana, Slovenia

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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43 Responses to Have You Seen Our Dragon?

  1. Sadje says:

    Very well written!

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    I like the sing-song narrative here, that sounds so much like an oral storyteller entertaining the audience. And that’s quite a beastie!

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Great story Crispina 😊 and an amazing statue! There’s so much detail!

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  4. Dale says:

    I was thinking the same thing as Joy – this has a sing-songy-ness to it!
    This was wonderful, Crispina.

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  5. Lovely rhythm! Almost like a children’s nursery story. Now I’d like to see it illustrated … 🙂

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      • LOL! You do NOT want to see my illustrating skills … They lean toward the stick-figures … 😉

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      • Mine used to be good… till I lost my skills to a computer. Use it or lose it.

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      • I’m proof … because I never used it and got nofin’ to lose … 😉
        Truth is, I can draw some basic things, having worked with kids so long that I can pass if I’m doing the same things I’d done many times (an elephant, giraffe, house, mouse, car, etc …) but I’m really not talented that way. Whew for having a creative outlet in other things … 😉
        A friend of mine is doing illustrating on the tablet. With a ‘pencil’ thing. Does that work?

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      • I’ve never tried. I can’t afford the technology. I used to do pen and ink, and acrylics cos you can use them as oils or watercolours, very versatile, and you don’t have to wait for them to dry. Then… I did nothing, for too long, wooed away by my first computer. Ho-hum. I’m sure I could do something if I tried, but with me it was always a battle between art, and writing. Guess the writing has won.

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      • I hear ya about the battles – there are WAY more things in my buckets (who ever found enough room in ONE bucket for their bucket list?!!???) than I ever have time for. That with needing to make a living (a reality for most of us, unless someone has the benefit of being independently wealthy, which I’m not …), and juggle other commitments … So, yeah, I hear you, and for me writing won, too.
        As for the tablet/pencil thing – in truth I have no idea how much the costs of these would be … I imagine it isn’t cheap, yeah.
        Here’s to writing!

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      • Yay! We’ll fly the flag for scribes and scribblers. 🙂

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  6. A fabulous tail and a fiery dragon!

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  7. Penny Gadd says:

    Super story. I like the way you tell us what the story isn’t as part of telling us what it is!

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  8. Violet Lentz says:

    Excellent bit of hi-story here. Loved it 💜

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  9. The rythm is a bit like the oars pulling through the water. Lovely tale. I too have a soft spot for dragons. I wish I could show you the one I created from a Metal Earth kit. Took hours but it was worth it.

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  10. k rawson says:

    Epic! As others have said, this piece has such a marvelous rhythm. Read it several times!

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    • That’s the frustrated songwriter. Though in truth it’s because I play music 24/7. I’ve always been around music, though I play no instrument (not true, she bangs away on an Irish bodhran) and I’ve no voice for singing (not true, she does a wonderful bass!)

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  11. tedstrutz says:

    Clever, well done.

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  12. mabelfrancis says:

    Fantastic! Loved reading it! 😊

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  14. I love the voice of your narrator. It’s like a grizzled man turned bard, like the guy who lost a leg in The War and tries to relate tales of his adventures.

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