Dragons in My Backyard

dragons-backyardShort story for 8 & up (or those still young at heart).

Donnie has a problem. He mentions to his friend on the school bus that he has dragons in his backyard. An older student, James, overhears the statement and immediately starts teasing Donnie. James threatens to come to Donnie’s house and exterminate the dragons. When James shows up, Donnie doesn’t know what to do. What would you do? Discover how Donnie reacts and what happens next.

Do dragons only exist in fantasy? Perhaps they do, but many fascinating creatures exist in the insect world. Some resemble dragons while others don’t. Often true creatures are more exotic than those we imagine in books.