Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for Zounds!

Rufus: Just Saying: A-Z: Z is for Zounds! 
30 April 2015 
It kept bothering me that something about the Purple Dragon’s name was familiar. But I didn’t have time to think. 

Suddenly a sparkling red dragon flew in my face. “Tell me my name,” she said.  

“You’re not Purple Dragon,” I sputtered. 

“Right you are. Who am I? Look carefully. Get it right.” 

I looked real hard. “I thought I was supposed to give you Purple Dragon’s name, and you’d tell me where he is.” 

“I guard Purple Dragon. How do I know you’re worthy of finding Purple Dragon?” 

“Because I worked hard to find him. I worked hard to find out his name. And I missed my dinner, and my nap.” 

She shook her head. 

Oh, boy, I was in trouble.Today is the last day of the blog, and I don’t  have the Purple Dragon. His guardian is going to stop me.

I looked harder. This was the fanciest dragon, covered with sparkling jewels. Scary and beautiful. Like a queen dragon. And I remembered a name that came from the word for royalty. “Patricia,” I said. 

“Right.” Her face went from fierce to happy. “Now whisper the name.” 

I did. 

She whistled three notes high, then three low. “AngieGille, you have a visitor.” 

I got ready for a big dragon even fiercer than Patricia. A blur of purple rolled at me, landing at my feet. 

“Can’t fly,” he squeaked. 

I knew him! I remembered when he came, and when I lost him. 

 “I’ll teach you to fly. We’ll go outside, and I’ll show you going up. And I’ll catch you going down.” I picked him up gently and took him to my special bed. “And I promise not to chew you up!” 

Thanks to NikkiCat I’d found my lost Christmas dragon! 

Angie/Gille squeaked again. And we circled up for a nap. 

Rufus and Purple Dragon/AngieGille
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y is for Yawn

Rufus: Just Saying: A-Z: Y is for Yawn
29 April 2015 

This little dragon was yawning so wide, I thought I was going to fall asleep looking at  him.

“Excuse me. The pirate dragon said you could help me find Purple Dragon. I need his real name.” 

The yawner nodded, still yawning. Finally he managed to say, “Too many bedtime stories.  Bedtime Cat doesn’t even know one of his stories is about where to find Purple Dragon.” 

I waited. 

He yawned again, looked at the map, and said, “Five steps back that way. You’ll need to get past his gate keeper.” He lifted his eye ridges, making him look like he was a little scared. 

He whispered the name in my ear. 

I took a deep breath and turned around. Maybe this time. 


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X is for X Marks the Spot

Rufus: Just Saying: A-Z: X is for X Marks the Spot
28 April 2015 

“”Ahoy, Matey,” the little Pirate Dragon called from the castle parapets. 

“How can I help yar,” he added, tilting his pirate hat back on his head. 

“The writing dragon said you could help me with this map.” I tossed it up to the little pirate. 

He studied it. “Yep, matey. This tells us where Purple Dragon is. But first you need to do two more things. Get his real name, and get past his gate keeper.”

“Sure.” I wasn’t surprised there was more. But I was thinking maybe it could wait until tomorrow. I needed dinner. 

The little pirate pointed over his shoulder. “Give the map to him and ask for the Purple Dragon’s name.” 

As long as I was so close, I nodded and moved the map to the next Pocket Dragon. 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

W is for Write Dragon?

Rufus: Just Saying: A-Z: W is for Write Dragon? 
27 April 2015 

The dragon NikkiCat pointed to was writing furiously. 

“I’m copying a map for you. Take it to the Pirate,” the writing dragon said. 

He slid it across the desk. I picked it up and trotted back to the Pocket Dragon castle. Maybe this was the end of my hunt. Maybe NikkiCat was finished with this game. 

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

V is for Various Little Helpers

Rufus: Just Syaing: A-Z: V is for Various Little Helpers
25 April 2015  

The varieties of dragon soft guys live in a basket near the MomPeople’s desk. They are very quiet spoken. But I heard what they said. 

They said, “We don’t know you. Why are you looking for the Purple Dragon?” 

By now I was hungry and thirsty, and I forgot why I was  hunting. I have less trouble finding chipmunks than this dragon. 

 “Ask NikkiCat,” I said. “He started this.”

They looked at NikkiCat. He slit a sleep-heavy eye and jerked his head at still another Pocket Dragon on the desk 


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Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Uncover

Rufus: Just Saying: A-Z: U is for Uncover
24 April 2015 

On the floor near the office door was another of those little winged cats. He and a little Pocket Dragon were studying a caterpillar. 

The cat looked up and asked, “Can I help you?”  

“I’m looking for the Purple Dragon,” I said. By now I wasn’t expecting anything. 

“Oh, sure. Right up there.” The cat pointed up on the bookshelves. 

“Yipes!” I barked. “It’s a scary dragon!” 

“Were you looking for the other one?” the cat asked. 
“I hope so,” I muttered. 
“Then go over there and ask the soft guys. They can help with the other kind. If there is one.” 


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for Tools

Rufus: Just Saying: A-Z: T is for Tools
23 April 2015 

A little dragon with a screw driver was just coming out of the castle when I got across the room. 

I asked if he’d ever seen a purple dragon hiding in the castle. Maybe in the dungeons. 

He got a funny look on his face. Like he might have an idea.

“Purple? No.” He shook his head. “But I know who can uncover any thing that gets lost.” 

He pointed down on the floor. 


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