Mortal Combat


Photo Credit: C.E. Ayr

The dragon let out an earth-shattering roar, and tall flames of fire leapt out of his mouth.

The crowd let out a collective gasp, and hands clicking pictures on their 40-50 Megapixel cameraphones froze mid-act.

The dragon now ominously looked around the arena, as if searching for someone in particular. “Who’s it going to be then?” his voice boomed, “who amongst you is good enough to take on my challenge?”

No one moved a muscle.

The dragon saw the reaction of the crowd, and shook his head in disgust. “Not a single one is confident that they can last two minutes against me, just two minutes? Your reputation seems to be just fluff to me.”

Sonya stood up then, as the crowd looked towards her in horror. Calmly, she walked up to the ring, and with a practiced motion, smooth as her silken skin and dress, glided onto the stage.

“OK, dragon,” she said in a loud voice, as she snapped her fingers, and as the music came on, started moving rhythmically and sensuously to it, “let’s see what the Dancing Dragon of Dubrovnik is made of.”


186 words.

Written in response toΒ Sunday Photo Fiction – February 3, 2019, hosted by Susan Spaulding.

About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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7 Responses to Mortal Combat

  1. Mukhamani says:

    😊 very nice.

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Dragon wanted to dance or to fight? With Sonya, either of them is equally enticing.

  3. Wow, a lovable version-Dancing Dragon. πŸ˜€

  4. Susan says:

    Good twist at the end. I bet that would be a sight to see

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