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Once upon a time, a bold knight started his quest
That led him to the fearsome beast's enclave,
Radiant  in an armor of courage shining like gold
Where the Dragon roared from disturbed sleep,
As vile creature spewed blasts of heated flame,
Unsettling the master's gait    down to the rocks.
But the hero regained fast with his shield, mighty
As lightning,  and charged the dragon once, twice;
To where the barbed point struck a monster's chest...

Undaunted, this giant Draco retaliated in haste
Lashing out talons upon our hero's smaller form,
While the mad creature drew it most lethal blow
Now causing the noble knight to fall into a daze.
O,  his loyal unicorn retrieved  his master's sword
That angered the dragon, anew, reeling a fire...

With his steed alive through chroming on its head
In daring rush, brave knight punctured enemy's sides
Aiming at Draco's eyes, the poison found there;
Like a whip,  the empire's villain met its death:
And gallant victor pulled the dragon's head
Which he offered to the king--   a prized endowment,
As for our warrior... dearest princess, his bride!

Eve Roper's Once Upon A Time Contest


Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 2/10/2017 7:09:00 PM
    Nette, I love stories of knights in shining armor and dragons very well done. Congratulations on your win Hugs Eve

  1. Date: 2/10/2017 6:05:00 PM
    congrats on your win Nette..

  1. Date: 2/10/2017 4:49:00 PM
    Congrats!!! nette...a wonderous tale...the only thing is I like Dragons lol...god bless...^WW^

  1. Date: 2/6/2017 1:08:00 PM
    - A beautifully written fairy tales, Nette - Good luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/6/2017 12:54:00 PM
    You have this elegant phrasing that seems to come right out of the medieval period. Stories of daring and winning a damsel do! A 7 it is!

  1. Date: 2/6/2017 8:23:00 AM
    This stirring tale end on a happy note! I like the way your words just so effortlessly flow as the plot progresses!

  1. Date: 2/6/2017 8:04:00 AM
    I do love a happy ending. And that is the best prize yet. ;) Really nice Nette

  1. Date: 2/6/2017 7:55:00 AM
    I love a good dragon story, nette. Did they live happily ever after, or did he get caught cheating with the chambermaid? Lol (Should have had a prenup!) Good luck!

  1. Date: 2/6/2017 6:52:00 AM
    Quite a pretty story, Nette. Charming as ever, your knight deserve the highest prize. So does your poem. Hugs//Victor