On the edge of the event horizon, looking up
Good little girls and boys do their chores when asked, and save their allowance responsibly, so that when the Dragon Of The Mountain comes, they can pay their taxes and not be eaten.
I might be happier paying tax to the Dragon of the Mountain, if only because it sounds cooler.
He'll be glad to hear that. :-)
Paying taxes to a dragon sounds more fun than dealing with the IRS. (The IRS won't eat you, they'll just make you wish something would :))
Very true. :-)
That's a little sinister, and a lot fun! Great little admonitory tale. :)
Thank you! :-)
This is always the real issue isn't it? Trying to balance the magic of childhood innocence against the reality of having to help them grow up and survive in the real world. I tend to err on the side of childhood magic for as long as I can but, at the same time, a sprinkling of experiences that help build comprehension of what to expect beyond the walls of our house, is a good and necessary thing, too. Thanks for a good post!
I tend to think you protect kids from how awful the world truly is as long a possible; there are plenty of ways to learn to swim besides tossing the kid into the pond. :-)
That dragon "Reality" sometimes sucks all the fun out of life. This was good!
That is terrifying. Truly.Great blend of fable and reality.
Thank you :-)