Friday Fictioneers – Missed Opportunities

Heyo, everyone! After a wild and wooly (meaning stressed out previous) week, and a restorative weekend, here I am with the Christmas Eve version of Friday Fictioneers. Coming up soon will be a longer story from me, but until then, here’s my latest entry:

 Missed Opportunities

by Miles H. Rost

The adventuring party waited at the bottom of the stairs, as the scout came bolting down.

“Alright. Up at the top of the steps and about 50 feet in is an Ancient Red Dragon.”

“A RED dragon?” the Wizard said, squeaking out the color.

“We’re level 15, not level 65. That’s what Red Dragons are. No way we’re going in,” the leader of the party told them.

The lot agreed, and bypassed the stairs as they went towards the distant Swamp of Salinity.

Up the stairs, the Red Dragon opened it’s eyes and sighed.

“Why won’t people take a chance on me?” he said to himself, “I’m a lovable guy. I even have cookies! I just want people to talk with…”

A tear fell down his scales as he curled back up.

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13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Missed Opportunities

  1. Poor guy, although I don’t blame the party for avoiding him. I know I would if I was playing. I could see us doing this in GURPS, although I’m pretty sure you all would have just attacked it anyway. 🙂

  2. Thoms harris put the kibosh on people’s impressions of Great Red Dragons. Either him or Blake. Good story with a mellow and contemplative reptile as protagonist. Lovely.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  3. Dear Miles,
    What a fun take on gaming! In my rpg group, I’m always the one playing a character that wants to risk life and limb for the sake of adventure, often to the chagrin of other party members. I think your red dragon would be fun to have cookies with.
    All my best,
    Marie Gail

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