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Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance

Returning to Dragon Roots – A Story.

A lovely myth to relax by on a Saturday.

MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest

I was having trouble sleeping the other night and got to thinking, well, about a lot of things. But one of them was that, lately, I haven’t been talking much about Dragons here at the Dragonsnest.  Opining on editorial dos and don’ts has its place, but I don’t want to let my Dragon loving followers down. In short, it seemed time to return to my draconic roots. That said…

A story!

This is a bit of a tale I wrote last year when, in celebration of the Year of the Dragon, I was talking to numerous grade-school classes in the area. Traditional stories were one thing, but the kids wanted something new.

For those of you who are intimate with the ancient Dragons of the Celtic Isles, this may have a familiar feel to it, but with a twist or two. What can I say, I’m a spinner of tales. It’s what I do.

Enjoy.

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamhchildrensbooks.com

One comment on “Returning to Dragon Roots – A Story.

  1. Shawn MacKENZIE
    July 6, 2013

    Thank you for the reblog, Niamh. Always good to get back to our roots.

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