The Dragons of Rizbania

A classic Fairy tale form set in a future time: A young prince goes on his quest ad meets dragons, which he sets out to slay. However, he discovers the dragons are parts of himself and he cannot kill them, but must understand their purpose in his personality, and come to terms with these troublesome parts of himself.

Excerpts:

1. As you might imagine, there was a Prince. His name was Kan, which means ‘Brave Heart’ and he was a merry little boy who liked parakeets and turtles, shooting his bow and arrow and reading about life in other galaxies.

2. He wore a puzzled frown as he entered the reception room. Usually if his mother or father wanted him, they came where he was or called him to them; but to be fetched by royal summons, like the government official, or an ambassador . . . well, it was strange indeed. He came before them still frowning, and they watched him approach. His mother was smiling as if to reassure him and his father’s eyes were kindly but grave.

3. ‘You are to be sent on a mission,’ said his mother, ‘which will take you far from home. In the north-easternmost quarter of the Kingdom, in the Province of Emota, there is great unrest. We have had reports from the people that there is a dragon – or dragons – upsetting and harassing them. You, therefore, will go to Emota, learn what you can, seek out the dragon, and free our country men of this scourge.’

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