“I Wish I Had My Very Own Luck Dragon”

“Huh?” I asked her.

“A luck dragon, it’s-“

“I know what a luck dragon is, silly,” I interrupted.

She smiled. “Of course you do.”

“Would you name him Falcor?”

“No, duh! That’s too obvious. I’d name him…”

“Lucky?” I guess.

“No! That’s not what I was going to say.”

I give her a knowing look and she tries to hide in her oversized gray sweater-hoodie. After a few attempts to disappear under the hood she peeks out. I can tell from her eyes she’s smirking.

“You were totally going to say Lucky, weren’t you.”

“Yup,” she whispers.

“So would you ride him through Fantasia?”

“Who said he’s a he?”

“You just did. You called him a he. He’s a he.”

She thinks about it and shoves me a little. “Wise ass.”

“So what would you do with your luck dragon not-named-Lucky?”

She pokes her head out of the hood, more like the turtle in Neverending Story than a luck dragon. “First I’d scratch him behind the ear. They love that. Then we’d go for a ride and I’d see the city from above.”

“Well you better wear a coat. It’s only 20 degrees out.”

“Of course.”

“Where would you keep him?”

“You don’t keep a luck dragon, silly. He’s your friend. He’d be free to fly. Experience. Explore. Conquer. But he’d still show up whenever I need him most.”


“It’s just what luck dragons do. You know this.”

“I do.”

“You’re just messing with me.”

“Yup. I can totally see why you would want a luck dragon.”

“It’s not to skip out on tolls.”

“I know.”

“Or avoid traffic.”

“Or red lights. I know.”

“It’s just about the magic. That childhood tendency to fall in love with films.”

She sighs and pulls the sweater a little tighter.

“Come on. Let’s go get you some ice cream.”

Inspired by the most amazing post on Indyink here.



8 responses to ““I Wish I Had My Very Own Luck Dragon”

  1. LOL. Too funny. Just looking at those pictures makes me smile and have fond memories of watching that movie! My sister and I watched it all the time and wished we were in the movie. It was pretty cool to a small child.

    Strangely, now as an adult the luck dragon scares me a little.

  2. I love it! Thanks for the pingback and the story. The ultimate compliment. 🙂


  3. Hmmm… wanted to “like” your story but it didn’t allow me to! So i’ll “like” it here 😉

  4. I saw this movie with the kids… “how to train a dragon” and I totally enjoy it and l totally saw the magic on them… Sweet!

  5. I saw “How to Train A Dragon.” I like your story better.

  6. Oh, that picture of Falcor made me feel nostalgic! “The Neverending Story” was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, and it’s still one of my favorite movies of all time.

  7. Delightful!
    A glimpse of magic while still standing on the ground.

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