Safety Precautions

The boy wriggled through the crowded fair, determined to make it to the dragon exhibit before it closed. He’d been waiting for this moment for months, ever since he saw the advertisement in the paper.

“Three tickets to hold a baby dragon,” he said, thrusting the crumpled slips into the attendant’s hand. He’d made it just in time, and there wasn’t even a line up.

“Sorry kiddo. Exhibit’s closed.”

“But it ain’t six yet!” He shoved his watch in the attendant’s face.

“We’re out of ice, and our safety contract says we need ice in case you get burned.”

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Inspired by this prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story without ice. It can be a world without ice or a summer camp that runs out of cubes for lemonade. What does the lack mean to the story? Go where the prompt leads!

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10 thoughts on “Safety Precautions

  1. I have always liked Pern’s little Dragons… Maybe the boy can find his own nest?

    (Dragonriders of Pern is a science fiction series initiated by Anne McCaffrey with the Hugo Award-winning novella Weyr Search in 1967. The stories feature human history on the planet Pern, which might be called human-draconian society for its lifelong inter-species relationships between humans and dragons.)

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