Gruel Shortage In Mythity

April 27, 2010

It was 11:00 am. The sun was high in the sky. It was a warm, late spring morning. Tina was just rising. She sat on the edge of her pallet on the floor and rubbed the sleepies from her eyes. She looked into the mirror, “Uggh!”she moaned under her breath. She combed her hair, pulled her smock over her body. After a few light body stretches she strolled towards the kitchen.

“You up already?” asked Drago. Drago, himself, had been up since early morning. He had been awakened by a butterfly flying outside the cottage. His powerful green body shimmered as he admired his beautiful wife, Tina. His sharp, white, pointed teeth smiled and his serpently tongue hung from his mouth. His pointed wings pulled up, and his long, snakelike tail curled upward.

“What’s it look like?” was her reply.

“We’re out of gruel” added Drago nonchalantly. “I went out to the market but there’s none available. No gruel available anywhere in town.”

Tina screwed her face. The wart on her chin pointed straight to the ceiling. Her blue eyes turned green and spun around and around in her eye sockets. Her blonde frizzy hair stood straight up on end. Her ears pointed.

“What are we going to do without grog?” she cried out. “That’s all we eat, ain’t it?”

“Sure is”Drago replied. “Sure  is.”

The two looked at each other in dismay. Drago waddled on his two hind legs over to Tina. He wrapped his front legs, which also served as arms, around her. “Don’t worry, darling,”he comforted her, “We’ll be alright. We’ve faced hard times before.”

“Fly me to town.” Tina looked at Drago and then carefully pulled herself onto his back, holding onto his powerful pointed wings. “We’ll get to the bottom of this.”

“Duck your head” he warned. And out of the window they flew.
 To be continued…


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