The Snake and the Sun Picture

acrylic on paper


And the sun, weakened after his battle with the sea, held the snake close to his face and whispered.

"You who helped me in my time of need will always be blessed with my fire in your heart."

And the snake felt a blaze ignite in its chest. It felt its scales sizzle and expand to house the spark of sunlight in its body. Limbs pulled from behind the snake’s head, elongating from a spine not accustomed to such posture. It roared, fangs now ivory and long, expelling a great tongue of flame.

Thus was the first dragon born.

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