Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chronicles of the Dragon Cave from A to Z: "I" is for Imagination

  NOTE: Thank you for your visit and your comments. Today I'm guest at A thought that Grows with Julie Luek. We would love to see you there! 
  "Is it recording?" Tassin asks, looking at the camera and smoothing his jacket.
   "Yes. You may start." Carmelita assured him, trying to keep the camera still.
   Tassin straightened, frowned and looked around. "Where is Milin anyway? He should be in charge of taping the documentaries for the challenge."
   "Start already!" Her voice and personality always reminded me of the sweetness of Attila, the Hun.
   My task master recoiled but obeyed. "Imagination, the essential magic that allows the existence of a fire dragon in the modern age. Imagination is the key that keeps the portal open between the Dragon Cave and the real world. Imagination is, above all, the currency we demand in exchange for this tour.
   Carl Sagan said, 'Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were but without it, we go nowhere.' Albert Einstein said, 'Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.' But our favorite is Mother Dragon's, of course, 'The fact that something lives only in your imagination doesn't mean it doesn't exist.'"
   Carmelita smiled and nodded with conviction. Yes, we are proud of that one.
   Tassin's white mustache slided to reveal a grin. "So dear visitor, for a richer experience please set your imagination free. I am going to tell you two stories of the Cave that are related to two unique statues in the Main Chamber. These are the Knight of the Gallant Order of the Invincible Fist and the Lady of End-"
A quivering made both Tassin and Carmelita tumble.
"Run! Run for cover!"


  1. I'm with Medeia! Excellent quotes, and of course Mother Dragon's was the best.


  2. Oh no! What happened!
    Sounds like Mother Dragon was a wise dragon indeed. (:

  3. Mother Dragon is indeed a very wise one!

  4. Stopping by from the A to Z, and I have to tell you, your blog and writing challenge is marvelous!


  5. I wonder what's happening now...

    Mother Dragon does sound very wise.

  6. tell me more... mamma d, sounds wise...

  7. Mother Dragons always know best.
    Now, what was that rumbling?

  8. Guess we have to wait to find out. By the way, Father Dragon, did you know that at Epcott (in Florida) there was a tiny pink dragon called Imagination. Don't know if he is still there, but when I saw him, he impressed me very much.


  9. Oh Sir Diaz, you are blessed with 'Imagination', and the means with which to share your Gift beyond the Dragon Cave. Ole' to Mother Dragon, and I await your two stories with Impatience.
    You are INVITED to a Quilt INVITATION on CITexasGal Link.
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    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

  10. Don't know how we'd manage without imagination. :)

  11. Mother Dragon knows. Now when do we get to hear the stories?

  12. @Medeia: They're coming!
    @Julie: for K and L :) Disaster tomorrow.
    @Elise: Tomorrow you'll find out.
    @Suzanne: We agree.
    @Doris: Thank you and welcome to the Dragon Cave!
    @Misha: I'll tell you tomorrow.
    @Jeremy: The story continues
    @Lass: Thank you
    @Alex: You'll find out tomorrow.
    @Jo: Didn't know but will look for it.
    @Sue: well thank you! I check on that!
    @Nick: Stay tuned!
    @L.G.: We writers would be stuck!
    @LD: this week! Don't miss them. :)

  13. Can't wait for tomorrow!

    The sweetness of Atila the make me smile!

  14. Oh dear, The Gallant Order of the Invisible Fist! Now my Imagination is aflame. What will tomorrow bring? I'm so Impatient for J.

  15. I love the concept of imagination in writing and know its essential and so often distrust mine. I think its the fodder from which artists feed. Good stuff, Al, as always.

  16. Me likes Mother Dragon :)

    And imagination? You have a ton!

  17. well you certainly have a lot of imagination. Hopping on over to your guest post!

  18. So very true...just because something is always in you imagination doesn't make it any less real. Imagination is, usually, where reality comes from :)

  19. I never read that Sagan quote before but I just love it. One to add to my list of favorites, I love collecting quotes. :)

    Heading over to Julie's now.

  20. I've set my imagination free and found this to be an intriguing read. Can't help but wonder what's next. Hope I remember to come back ...
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

  21. Yeah! I’m a witch! I’m a witch!
    Your post is lovely! I’d like to listen to your stories as well!

  22. Tune in tomorrow, same dragon time, same dragon channel!

  23. Nice little cliffhanger here FD... Hope you're feeling better today!

  24. ooh, I wonder what's going to happen next! Your mother's thought on imagination is awesome! Love the post here and at Julie's site.

  25. @Elizabeth: And it is just the truth. Carmelita has a temper.
    @Lee: it will all be revealed during the week. :)
    @Julie: And I am always hungry for more but what can one expect from a dragon?
    @S.K. Welcome to Mother Dragon's club, hahaha.
    @nutshell: Only a bit, hahaha. Thank you!
    @Mark: You got it, my friend!
    @Julie: I am Carl Sagan's biggest fan. (Being a dragon, yes, I oversize a human, :D)
    @Silvia: Hope so too. Thanks for your visit!
    @Carol: Yes! Come back! :)
    @Franny: Thank you. Stay tuned. More is coming, like, for the rest of the month haha.
    @elingregory: That's right. Don't forget the popcorn!
    @Michael: I am, thank you. :)
    @Tyrean: Thank you for your kind support. :)

  26. I believe K and L have just been foreshadowed!

  27. I agree that imagination is of the utmost importance. And my imagination is thinking all sorts of things right now about what might've happened!

  28. I love the quotes. I chose imagination also! :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog:

  29. What? What happened? CLIFFHANGER!!!!


  30. But what happened next?! You're such a tease...

    My imagination is running overtime. :)

  31. Imagination is an amazing thing - perfect for getting to know dragons in their caves:)

  32. Yes, that saying takes it. Love it. It's so philosophical. A thesis can be done on that statement alone. :)

  33. I've always had a very active imagination, so I loved this post.

  34. Now my imagination's busy figuring out what they're running from *throws in the towel for productivity* Imaginative post:)

  35. Sounds like Mother Dragon is on to something! :)

  36. Were they running to avoid the stories? lol
    Love that Carl Sagan quote.

  37. I'm a big fan of imagination. So much a fan that I have a room for it. So to speak.
    And it's part of my signature when I'm signing books.