Wordcount: 100
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Written for #ThursThreads – The Challenge That Ties Tales Together – Week 30. Challenge was to include the line “Tell me I’m not giving my life away for nothing.” Story did not place. (Apparently I need to get myself a Twitter account if I want to write Flash Fiction…)

“Tell me I’m not giving my life away for nothing.” She shivered on the pyre, flames long forgotten.

“It’s not death,” the dragon said, in fractal syllables that wound their way inside her mind. Memories of scales and winds unraveling like frost across a windowpane, a multitude of voices in its wake.

“But I won’t be me.” Clinging to the heat, the pain, for a moment she resisted.

Live,” Came the soft whispering roar of winter, wiping her clean in a rush of self that warped and twisted her into the dragon’s whole.

And their eyes opened and they did.

Martha Bechtel

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  1. Navimie

    This makes me think of Daenerys Targaryen.

    1. Martha Bechtel

      I haven’t read or watch Game of Thrones so I had to google her, alas. I sort of want to read those books now! O_O Well, save for the author’s apparently love of killing everyone the readers like… (that meme is one of the main reasons I never picked up the books.)

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