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Golden Children (Arthur & dragon gen, PG, 100 words)

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Jun. 23rd, 2009 | 05:53 pm
mood: calm...

When Arthur was six, he faced down a dragon with a wooden sword.

The dragon (a monster as big as a mountain!) took one look at his toy sword and snorted.

"You don't scare me, dragon! Knights always kill the monsters in the end!"

"Prince Arthur Pendragon," the dragon said, as if Arthur had not spoken. "The world will kill and eat you. But not if you eat the heart of the world first."

Arthur frowned. The dragon wasn’t following the storyline.

"Two golden children sharing one destiny."

In the morning, he would think that it was all a dream.



Answers merlin100's sword prompt & writing_game's exasperating prompt
The dragon's prophecy is inspired by Sylvia Plath's poem "Mary's Song" ("O golden child the world will kill and eat.")


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Kimberly

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from: et_tu_lj
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
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Sylvia Plath! Interesting fit with your drabble too.

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
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Thank you =)

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morrighan

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from: morrighan_sai
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
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You just poked my uni-graduate-hidden-self from years ago, but I'll be shallow anyway, because eeeeep! Wee Arthur with a tiny wooden sword! ♥_♥

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
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...because of Sylvia Plath?
*actually has only read this one single poem of hers and nothing else*

Hee, thank you <3

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morrighan

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from: morrighan_sai
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
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...because of Sylvia Plath? In a weird way, yes. I had a professor utterly obsessed with S.P., so whenever I hear the name I'm suddenly back to my 20-year old self, just getting into this university business, completely confused as to WHY a grown up person would be getting so orgasmic about a poem.

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Jun. 25th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
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completely confused as to WHY a grown up person would be getting so orgasmic about a poem.

X-D <3

I'm not that knowledgeable about poems. But the ones I like, I really like =)

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Sophinisba Solis

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from: sophinisba
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
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I did not get the Sylvia Plath reference but I enjoyed the dragon being confusing and Arthur being adorable with a sword. :)

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Jun. 25th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
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Thank you =D
Give kid!Arthur a toy wooden sword and suddenly I love him more than Merlin *g*
(But if kid!Merlin had curls, it would be even!)

The poem itself is not confusing, and this is the only Sylvia Plath poem I know X-D

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like the boy who cried wolf, but with lesbians

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from: sequinedfairy
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Okay, so, I don't comment nearly enough, because I fail like that, but I'd just like to tell you that I really really love finding your drabbles on my flist a lot of days. Because even when I'm running short on time, I still read them, and they're always lovely.

I'll try to be better at commenting in the future, but just so you know: I am infinitely jealous of how you manage to fit so much into so few words. They're always perfect, and I wish I had your skills.

Basically, just, utter love for you drabbles ♥

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
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<3
Thank you for letting me know!

No worries, I put my non-violent non-sexy drabbles outside lj-cuts to facilitate drive-thru reading *g*

The ratio of comments received : time & effort spent writing is def. higher for drabbles than fic, so even two comments per drabble are enough to assuage my ego, haha.


The fitting-so-much-into-100-words come with practice =)
If most of your fics are 800+ words, for example, try to pare them down to 750 words exactly, or whatever arbitrary number you choose. Once you're used to a word count, drabble writing is a whole lot simpler.

tl;dr: Thank you for your kind praise! <3

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