Lydia was a wallflower. She was such a wallflower that other kids didn’t notice her. What she needed was a good friend, who would help her overcome her shyness and help raise her self confidence.
Remarkably, she made an unlikely friend, a dragon named, Puff. He followed her everywhere she went and finally, her peers began to notice her. In fact, they began to treat her as though they had known her all her life and she blossomed into a beautiful and self-confident young woman.
One day Puff said to her,
“I have to leave. Sadly, I have lost my magical powers.” He sighed and hung his head.
Lydia started crying, “No Puff. You can’t leave. I wouldn’t be able to bear it.” She sobbed, touching Puff’s kind and loving heart.
“Lydia,” he cooed, “You can do it on your own. Now, YOU have the power.” He touched her softly with the tip of his powerful tail. Suddenly, in a puff of smoke, Puff was gone, along with any memories Lydia had of her sweet friend.
She doesn’t understand why “Puff the Magic Dragon” is her favorite song or why she cries every time she hears it.
Photo Credit: Alister Forbes
Alister Forbes is the kind host of the Sunday Photo Fiction Challenge and gives us a photo plus 200 words and challenges us to write a story. This is my submission. Everyone is welcome to participate in this challenge. If you are interested, check out this link SundayPhotoFiction