The Birthday Magic

The Birthday Dragon -- Picture Book -- 750 words

“I’d like a dragon,” exclaimed Flint.

“They start fires.” Said his Dad while he continued polishing his Fire Chief Badge.

As his Mom filled a bowl with cat food, Flint said, “I’d like a dragon.”

“Dragons are allergic to cats.” His Mom sighed and stroked Spark.

“Grandma, for my birthday, I’d like a dragon.” cried Flint.

His Grandma did not look up from her card game and in a scratchy voice said, “Ha! Nothing like a dragon to keep you honest!”

Flint looked over at his four year old brother, Hal. Hal shrugged.