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Dragons of Atlanta

We've been getting reports from all over about dragon attacks in major cities. Folks have even sent in videos and in the ones I saw, I could see barbed tentacles coming from the sky and digging into the Earth. They were pulling strange pillars from under the ground! They had this technology the whole time and we were busy chasing UFOs while the real aliens were with us the whole time!

I heard Georgia was the fourth city to go down, but everyone says it was Rome that was destroyed first. I heard that the Georgia Gate Defenses was crippled by a giant serpent that was delivered via a dropship. The dang thing was wider than the city itself and it literally melted the wall when it breathed fire. How could such a creature exist?
When the wall was down all the dragons started moving in with sacks, canisters, and ship-pods. Hundreds of medium-sized dragons were kidnapping people while the other dragons were dealing with help from the military.

At first I wondered why didn't they attack from above? Why come through the gates? And then it came to me: They needed to protect the ground troops, so moving in together would make them a stronger force on initial attack and then they could get to kidnapping humans.

We are getting reports from all over the world about these attacks. The folks here at IDS do not know what to do. All over this rotting planet the dragons were kidnapping humans and taking them to their god, and decimating our armies. If only we were smart enough to exploit their weaknesses…

No wait—I heard we tried that already—it failed…

What they have in weaknesses they make up for in numbers, strategy, tactics and army power. They work together and they're a species that is not based around fighting. I guess studying Dragonism pays off.

*sigh*

God help us all

This is Darrell Kingman, signing off


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12:

The ride was not too long
The fog was misty, warm
That's when we heard thundering footsteps

I looked overhead and saw
Dropships, flying dragons,
and their walking machines

I ran into the cargo hold to fetch
Mother
She was asleep under the blankets
I told her what I saw, and she
Ran up to see for herself

At this time they noticed us
The roaring of the machines was
frightening as they turned toward us
Lasers lit up like wild
And Danny managed to turn on the motor

Our boat wasn't the fastest,
But it helped us get away

But we ran into more of their machines
The dragons are cunning
They didn't care if you were a dog
They'd silence you
They'd send in thousands of troops to
silence just one person because of what you knew

But what we feared of the dragons
Were their God's children
Their "God" (their father) trusts only a
handful of his children to enter the battlefield

The natives call these children "Demons"
The Italians call them "Angels"
We, the Americans, call them
"Monsters," because they looked scary

I got my first glimpse of this monster
As we passed the threshold from
Swamp City into Periliocene

Our boat had stopped in the caverns
And Danny and Father had to push the boat
At the end of the tunnel was a waterfall

The view beyond the waterfall was breathtaking
The top of the caverns was connected to the bottom
because of those tall and wide stone pillars that
were created by thousands of years of water erosion
The daylight could peak itself through
It was dark in there and the swamps in the cave were shallow

Danny had to find another way around
That longer route had taken us to the
Foot of the caverns

We heard singing…

It was Amolita Queen, I'm sure of it
She belongs to the Vessel

When we left the caverns we wandered into the swamp land
Eggs were floating in the water
And a family of Mama Angelinas were sleeping soundly
But the outside was less forgiving
Our boat sailed by unnoticed as I saw people running out of apartments
And being shackled and dragged away by the walking dragons
Would we be next?

And then déjà vu turned her head towards us
Over our heads, one of those "monsters"
was slowly descending over us
and an armada of troops followed behind it
I couldn't see the wingless monster's face
But it didn't take long for the armada to start shooting

Danny pumped the motor as I ducked for cover with Mother
The boat started up, very slowly
and several of those Monsters had appeared over us
their roar was sounded like a shrill scream of fury
and happiness that burned my ears

the creature above us picked up our boat
Danny held onto me
but I tried to break away
Mother was slipping
I didn't care if the creature inside her was coming out
I didn't care about her screaming
I wanted to catch her before she fell
The only reason those monsters want us
Is because of the dragon my Mother carried within her
But she slipped, you see. She really did slip.
I miss her already.




AUGUST 17, 12:49pm

The base was on fire
Dragons were lingering about
Roaring, scavenging, growling
They caused the skyscrapers to fall
They blew up our most cherished memories (were they?)
They took my mama
But we are still deciding if their invasion was optical illusion, or not an invasion at all

I heard Perch Tech had captured Ashuton
And kept him tied up in their underground base
I also heard they took his pretty wife and child

I was riding with Jamsey in the van,
And I was reading through Ashuton's journal
The newspapers say he escaped
And left no one alive in Perch Tech
Jamsey was there
He told me the Perch Tech CEO
and a few other important people escaped
into the Sanctum Chamber

What I don't understand is this:
Why would the dragons kidnap people and not kill them?
Most the people that were kidnapped were not impregnated

I bet you're wondering why I'm with Jamsey
and not with Danny
Danny is in the back seat
And our human dragon friend (Jamsey) is going to take
our boat to Central City so we can pass
The city is guarded by feral dragons
and the feral dragons have a strong love for their King

We reached the city in an hour
and already dragons were flying around the billowing smoke of the desolate metropolis

My brother, Danny, went by this law in the war:
If it acts like a bigwig and has the upper hand, it will eventually fall, but not without a lot of losses on the other side

The dragons didn't act like bigwigs
They have numerous weaknesses like humans
The reason they had the upper hand was because we were keeping them like pets against their will
We didn't let them build their cities
We didn't allow them freedom like the Italians did
We did research studies on them
We captured them for their juice
We made their lives a living hell
So I guess we had it coming

Jamesy left the car in the tunnel
And we continued to the city
We avoided the main streets
But in some cases we had to run across the street
Mostly to small stores or gun shops
We reached the small bridge in the Pearview Park
It was surprisingly peaceful there
No sign of infected humans
No sounds coming from dropships
No hisses from feral dragons
No sounds of plasma guns charging
Not even the sounds of bugs
Just birds

Pigeons were resting on the bare fountain
The trees had blocked the sky
And the water shimmered, even though it was dirty with blood and a few dead bodies
Jamsey pushed the boat into the water and we stepped in
It was a quiet ride
He rowed the boat with makeshift oars he made when we were hiding out
He used to run a woodshop in Wisconsin

"Jamsey, if you don't mind me asking, how did you lose your family?" I asked. He stood there, letting the oar float, and I said, "never mind."

"Wisconsin Dells. We were on our way to Wisconsin Dells. The skies were gray, the sun was shining, there were dragons crawling around the waterpark." He said.

"They took over the park?" I asked.
He turned to face me, "a cop told us to turn back, but a dragon swooped down and took him away. Dragons were shaking the top of the van, and they tore the roof off with their feet. They took my wife, they took my daughter, and they took my son." He looked up at the sky; "they took them towards the waterpark."

"Do you think it's a nesting ground?" I asked.
He sighed, "I don't know."
"Have you tried getting them back?"
He shook his head, "haven't had the weaponry to take them on."
"Take them on? They have numerous weaknesses!" I shouted.
"But they make up for it in sheer numbers, leadership, and weaponry."
He had a point.
Dragons had quality.

Sccccrrrreeeeeeeeeeee

My head jerked up. They were here. They were following us!
"Get down!"

We hid under the covers like frightened children. One of them landed on our boat! I could hear it breathing heavily. I covered my mouth and let the tears fall. It was sniffing the covers. I could literally feel it's breath on my neck. It chirped, and I could hear more dragons closing in above us. I even heard the roar of a Fighter Dragon. The dragon swiftly threw the covers off us like as if he were performing a magic trick on a table.
The fighter dragon smiled sinisterly and spoke, "Well, well, more people for Father to play with."

They swooped us up and carried us away. I felt like a princess being kidnapped. This was when I stopped feeling like a survivor.



73 Days Later




Were you as scared as I was when you were kidnapped?


The creatures were cunning
They weren't trying to colonize us
They were building their cities over ours
The valiant marines that fought
Were either killed or taken
Taken away to their Father's castle
Their Father had spoken of a peace treaty with world leaders
He calls off his children and everything goes back to normal
He said the dragons have a bigger enemy to fight
And that humans are not their enemy
They want to work with humans to defeat the dragons' enemy that will soon become our enemy
So what was their reason for attacking us?
There were two reasons why:

1) they were sick of being our slaves and pets
2) they wanted to show us who they really are: an advanced race of dragons with their own technology

They say their fortresses will protect our cities
I don't believe it
They've been taking humans like cattle
And using them to breed bigger and stronger human dragons
Either through direct facial implantation from their Father (which reminds me of tentacle rape)
Or impregnating human women with dragon children
If that's the case, it only takes three months for the dragon child to be born
In some cases a week
They use certain implant technology to make the child come out as a dragon, because if a human female becomes pregnant with the child of a dragon, it always comes out human with the ability to shift between the two forms
They didn't want that
They wanted a "full" dragon baby, not something half and half

By the time their Father asked for a treaty, the dragons had ended all attacks
And began constructing
I thought they were going to treat us like we treated them
But no, they didn't
They acted like the war never happened
They acted like they always did
They are our family!


The first time I got a glimpse of their homeplanet
was during the dragons' Month of Rue,( Month of Prayer)
Rue month was a time when some dragons (if not all) go home to rest
I rode on the back of   Rinna, my "familiar"
I found her during the Month of the Stars
Being in space was a new feeling for me
Rinna had given me a piece of dragonesque technology that I put on my head
It was a strange helmet that expelled artificial air so I could breathe in space for twelve hours
With the her little flight mapping gadget and fast wingspeed,
  we reached Draconizica in an hour
The planet could easily be seen from afar
It had two giant craters nearly half the planet's size
and they were strongly glowing with a loud green and blue color
Thousands of other dragons were flying with us
And there were millions of dragons guarding the planet
  "Why are there so many dragons flying around?" I asked.
Rinna told me, "the planet is susceptible to damage because of the three open craters, so our gracious Father left his last nest in charge of guarding the planet. These dragons have families waiting for them. I was a guard myself. Whenever I wasn't, my Other took control of the position. Three times a day I had to fly out and deliver food to him. I, unlike most Dragonesses with Others, enjoyed delivering food to him."
  Rinna didn't know how to answer without giving you a piece of her past
"Other" is a dragon term for "Lover"
They don't use Husband and Wife like humans do
"Other" is singular for them, like they are one with their lovers, so they're both one person

My stomach ached with excitement as we reached the planet
When we entered the atmosphere, and finally in the air of the planet itself, I was amazed
The craters' glow was bright, and I shielded my eyes the best I could, but I couldn't turn away. I wouldn't refrain from looking at the tall skyscraping towers and their soft blue glows

But where is the city?
And the strange part, there is no sun surrounding this planet
  "Where the heck is the city?" I asked
  "Below us, inside the craters." Said Rinna.
  "Inside the craters?"
  "Yes, inside the craters."
A city inside the glowing craters?
How is that possible?
I saw a black dragon beside us, and a human girl
She didn't bother to wave
We just exchanged stares
Rinna and the black dragon dived down like as if in a swimming race
And the wind rushed through my face as the force of the craters pulled us in
I tried closing my eyes!
The light was so blindingly bright!
As the light dinned, I started to wonder if there was an end to the long tunnel
The walls were glowing green and blue with strange symbols written on them
What surprised me was how dragons could build inside a crater

At the end of the tunnel was the Dragon City of Draconizica
It was everything a human could dream of
  There are tall, pillar-esque buildings, skyscrapers that gave to the vibrant night life, highways enclosed in glass cylinders, hovering cars, dragon-humans on the streets, dragons flying about, and trains that made their way across glowing blue bridges. The central tower of the city reminded me of Times Square. Rinna didn't stop here; she kept flying.
  Behind the city were two more tunnels that lead godknowswhere
  The doors opened for Rinna and she landed in front of a tall door
  Two guards held out their metal swords
  I could tell from their helmets that they are the Vessel's guards
  She bowed to the guards and said, "Vix Rinna, en ridici."
  The black dragon that followed us earlier landed near us
The guards opened the doors and inside was an expansive cave full of millions of dragons. I guess this was where they congregate. I've never seen so many dragons in one area but after looking around I was able to understand why they were there. At the cave's center, right under the skylight, was a large black dragon of immense size. It was chained by it's wrists and it's wings were bound by silver chains. He was their Father, the one that watched over them and gave life to them. Just staring at him gave a sense of omnipresence. He was performing the usual task of laying the next society (eggs). Rinna guided me to the dragon god, whom slowly looked down and acknowledged us.
  "Who are you?" he asked, his voice old and mighty.
  "M-m-my name is Jane. I met you in Wisconsin! You stole a lot of people and experimented on them. I want my mother back!"
  The dragon shook his head, "she is with us. She is no longer of your blood."
  I shouted with all the defiance I could muster, "SHOW ME MY MOTHER!"
  Some of the dragons started growling at me. The god was becoming apprehensive with my attitude. I could tell by the way his paws moved.
  "It's in there."
  He pointed to a cave on the far right. Rinna guided me to the cave, which was a long hallway full of tubes, small laboratories and other wonders of science. These tubes contained half-turned human-dragon hybrids, most with different colors and dragon limbs, and others with dragon tails. Tube # 347 had a strange-looking humanoid dragon. It's body was vanilla-white with brown spots and markings. It's tail was lean and long, and it's hands were…well, dragony. I know one scratch could tear me open. This creature's hair was strawberry brown, just like my mother's; and it's eyes were purple, just like my mother's, but the nameplate said "Freda Carin." Freda was my aunt and she helped me escape from Wisconsin. I didn't see any sign of my mother. I am at a loss again.
You can also buy this in ebook form from Smashwords: [link] . These are two separate stories about my space dragons. The first follows the last web-camera video long of David Kingman, and the last three poems are about Unknown Girl and her search for her mother in a post-apocalyptic dragon world.
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