Accidental Epiphanies

Much as Merlin liked Gwen, he doubted the wisdom of bringing her along on his pollen gathering duties.

“That one!  What do you think?”

Merlin sighed.  She’d broken his concentration once again. “What?”

“That cloud.”  She pointed upward at a billowing cloud.  “I think it looks like a dragon.”

Merlin followed her gaze.  “No, it doesn’t,” he said quickly.

“It does.  See the wings?”

Merlin shook his head.  “The face is wrong.  Dragons have cat faces.  That looks like a dog with wings.  Not a dragon.”

“Cat faces?  How would you know?”

Merlin realized he’d said too much.  “Lucky guess?”

Written for Merlin100‘s “Clouds” prompt

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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