Saturday, April 25, 2020

#21 Thomas and the Dragon, UTILIZE

uproar vs understand --> useful.
U for the emotional feeling, UTILIZE!

Thomas and the Dragon
I like this folktale from Greece. A balance exists between Thoas saving an earth dragon (her), and later, the dragon saving Thoas, a boy.

I fall in love with the stories of Chinese dragons and their history and what they meant. I told © 'How Dragons Shaped China.’ from my storytelling days at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, 2002 - 2012.  A quick minimal history of dragons through many eons and why each type of dragon is vital for creating China. As you know, Chinese dragons fly without wings.

Dragons are ancient creatures, born in China, the first dragon is Pa’gue. The sky, water, and land dragons float across the heavens, swim through the water, and travel by land into our stories. Only the European dragon has wings, most likely the sails seen on traveling ships from China and possibly the Vikings’ ships. Cultural Dragons do mix and mingle, and this has gone on for egos and egos, we do not know how long.

Dragon stories are told by many other authors with various and different intrigues.

My favorite books by Anne McCaffrey who, wrote a set of young adult novels set on the planet Pern — first is Dragonsong, a female protagonist, Dragonsinger, and the Dragondrums, which I loved as an adult. Then another set called Dragon Keepers of Pern


  1. Very cool. I played the Dragonriders of Pern videogame based on McCaffrey's books.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

  2. Dragons are fantastic creatures! Excellent use of the letter U.

    ~Operation Awesome team