Friday, October 22, 2010

The Dragon's Lair, again...



Lix Tetrax was tired of being summoned, willy-nilly, to harm her sweet Mother Earth. She was tired of being unable to utter her true name, but instead having to go by the demon name bestowed on her by Nathanael in a fit of vengeance. All because she’d refused to bare him a child.


“Like I would ever agree to create a life and then give it over to evil.”

Until six months ago, Lix had never believed in demon curses. She’d spent her life spreading goodness and light, loving life and helping others connect to the earth. Now, due to the curse, she could no longer connect without harming her Mother. She could also be called forth by demons and humans alike to commit horrible acts upon the earth. It disgusted her and with the sheer numbers of humans using her summoning name lately, she was sure Nathanael was giving it out like flyer's in mailboxes.

“I had no choice to go to Gusion for answers,” she said to herself, bolstering her courage as she stood before the dragon’s lair. “He was the only demon who could tell me how to break a demon’s curse.” She only wished it hadn’t meant obtaining a dragon scale.

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Halloween's  coming up soon and we here at Shapeshifters have a special guest for ya'll.  Ashlyn Chase will be with us blogging about  Book Recommendations from a Real, Live, Witch and she'll be hosting a contest for her new release.  Yay!  Stop on by.
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Have a great weekend!

17 comments:

Savanna Kougar said...

Oh no, Lix must find a way to stop harming Mother Earth!

Yay, Ashlyn Chase! She's wonderful and writes fab-humorous books.

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, that is an ultra-cool pic.

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Savanna. Yep, she needs to find a way to take out the nasty Nathanael for good...I wonder if she'll be able to enlist the dragons help? ;)

Yep, Halloween howls with Ashlyn! Woot!

Wouldn't that pic make a great book cover!

Rebecca Murray said...

I love it! I already don't like that Nathanial!

Pat C. said...

Aha! The plot thickens!
Casting my vote for the dragon to flame Nathanael's (insert favorite body part here).
That is indeed one smokin' pic.

Savanna Kougar said...

Pat, lol... dragon flaming... quite useful for giant marshmallows, bad guy butts and balls...

Serena, if Mr. Dragon wants a healthy Gaia, he better... besides, I'll bet Lix is irresistible, despite her cursed state of being.

That pic, or a take off on it, would make a great cover!

Solara said...

I'm not sure I want to piss Pat off when she is in her alter ego aka Petrolover and those flames maybe shooting out. LOL!

Interesting read Serena.

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Rebecca, yeah Nathanael is a real piece of work. ;)

Serena Shay said...

LOL, Pat. Yep, I think a blazing is very much in order.

Serena Shay said...

Yep, Savanna, Lix is definitely adorable in her Mother Earth way. ;)

Serena Shay said...

Hehe, that's right Solara, I bet Pat's Petro could give that nasty demon one set of big, blazing...ba-butt cheeks! Woot! ;)

Pat C. said...

Sadly, pteranodons don't have flame powers ... however, they come equipped with nasty beaks and rending claws, and they have excellent aim.

Savanna Kougar said...

Hey, Pat, didn't I see that report about a possible pteranodon halfbreed? They were speculating the other half might be a dragon since a razorback hog was found crispy-roasted, and half of it devoured by some kind nasty predator. Plus, there were eyewitness accounts of a phoenix-like bird, but it also resembled a pteranodon. An odd scale was found near the scorched roasting site. One science has yet to explain.

Rebecca Murray said...

Could you imagine how annoying it would be to be called a fire breathing, grand-standing lizard when you're a pure-blood, ancient pternaodon? Which they'd know if they'd bother to look up the difference...

Pat C. said...

This isn't to say a pteranodon couldn't learn to operate a flamethrower, provided it was properly motivated. They're intelligent bastards.

Wonder if Godzilla's ever been mistaken for a dragon?

Savanna Kougar said...

Pat, a flamethrower, why not? Love and revenge are two great motivators... not to mention if a food supply is being stolen...

Godzilla... probably... however, I'm not intimately acquainted with the Zilla and his story.

Rebecca Murray said...

Yeah, a good way to frame that scanky dragon for macking on his lady...

I always thought Godzilla was a dinosaur who was exposed to radio active fall-out. I loved those movies as a kid.