Sparky the Dragon

I don’t know if I’ve shared this with you guys before.

I wrote it in Freshman year, because I was bored.

If you’re familiar with Hermey the elf from Rudolph –

Hermey Dentist Elfthis guy- this story with be reminiscent of that story. But my story makes more sense. There is no reason given for why Hermey is obsessed with Dentistry. But Sparky has well founded reasons, okay?

Anyway. Here’s the story.

once upon a time,

There was a kindly dragon named Sparky.

Sparky had decided a long time ago that he didn’t want to be like his father and the other dragons and kill knights for a living. He wanted to be a dentist. After all, all the fire constantly going through the mouth of a dragon caused some serious dental damage. Dragons just didn’t seem to care about dental hygiene! Sparky didn’t understand.

Sparky, unable to sway the other dragons, moved far, far away from them. He adopted a vegetarian lifestyle in his remote cave on a tall mountain, flossing obsessively and befriending young bunnies and deer.

One day, while chatting over tea with his bunny friend, Bella, Sparky heard a curious sound coming from the mouth of his cave. He cocked his head to the side.

“What’s that, I wonder?” said Sparky.

“What’s what, Sparky?” asked Bella quizzically.

“That sound! Do you hear that?”

Bella also turned her head and flicked her ear to better hear the alleged sound. Suddenly, she straightened. “I do hear it! It sounds like people-talk to me.”

Sparky nodded. “I agree. I ought to go check it out. Go on home, Bella, I wouldn’t want to keep you, especially if things get tense around here.”

Bella nodded and headed out the back door. Sparky went to the front of his well-kept cave. 

“Hello?” he called. Well, it was more of a roar, but Sparky couldn’t help it – he was a dragon, after all.

It had been awhile, and Sparky was rusty on his people-talk, but he thought it sounded like a knight outside his cave. The voice yelled something along the lines of, “Prepare to meet your doom, dragon!”

Sparky shook his head sadly. This was exactly why he’d moved away. He cleared his throat, and thought for a moment, translating in his head. Then he said, in people-talk, “I don’t care to meet my doom at the moment; but if you’d like a dental check-up, I would be happy to oblige.”

There was a pause outside of his cave, then a monstrous clanging as the small knight came into view. “Excuse me?” the knight said.

“A dental check-up. I’m a mean hand at filling a cavity.”

The knight shrugged. “Alright”

The knight left, his teeth white and fresh as ever, and spread the word to the entire kingdom. Sparky became the top dentist – not to mention the only dentist – and everyone came to him for their dental work, even the dragons he used to live with. And they all lived happily ever after. 

The End.

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