• Genre: Fantasy
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Enjoy this rare piece of translated fiction by Italian novelist and short story writer Dino Buzzati, about what might happen today if we discovered a dragon.
Drabble: Dream of the Dragon by mkapache"I think it's all over," said Andronico.
It did indeed seem so. The last breath of obstinate life was coming out of the dragon' mouth.
No one had answered his call, no one in the whole world had responded. The mountains were quiet still, even the diminutive landslides seems to have been reabsorbed, the sky was clear without the slightest cloud and the sun was setting. No one, either from this world or the next, had come to avenge the massacre...
I dream of the dragon. It rises when I sleep, trumpeting the beginning of the end.
Work seems pointless when the future is so dark but what else can I do. Ella, my wife, has started to see the cracks. I'm showing the strain. I see her worried eyes when I pour just one more drink, trying to dull the vivid memories of my visions.
I see the bleak future, what will become of the human race. I see what rises from the depths.
I dream of the dragon and the dragon knows. The dragon waits and dreams of me.
Twabble by A Tiny Sloth:
Realizing “being good” would not end the neglect, Mike crossed into Maryland and aimed. Yes Santa, there IS a Virginia.
Produced and Read by: Norm Sherman
Episode Art: Bo Kaier