52 Dragons: 8 - CaptainHe was scrawny and sickly and picked on by all the other dragons, but that didn't faze Captain Shiny-Pants. He had a secret ability. His scales could turn as hard as diamonds. This was very useful in battles against those other dragons, but against pneumonia, Captain Shiny-Pants' armor didn't stand a chance.
52 Dragons: 7 - Death FangHe was the most feared dragon in all the land, but with a name like Death Fang it was kind of expected. He was huge with glossy black scales and a glare that could melt steel. You can imagine the surprise when they found him wearing a pink feather boa and lipstick.
52 Dragons: 6 - ButtercupNo bigger than a ping-pong ball, Buttercup was the smallest of dragons with yellow and pink butterfly wings. She had a sweet disposition and would flitter and flutter from flower to flower playing with the honey bees. Then one horrible day she was netted and used in a fourth grade science project.
52 Dragons: 5 - CoralSparkling blue eyes were Coral's claim to fame. She didn't think they were anything special; all sea dragons had them. But sea dragons were rarely seen, they kept to the open ocean. Coral like the tidal flats. So many interesting creatures. She stuck to the shallows. For, you see, she couldn't swim.
52 Dragons: 4 - StickerLithe and nimble, little Sticker was a dragon who loved to fly. He swooped and sped through valleys, above forests and across oceans. The sky was his playground, limitless and free. Nothing gave Sticker more joy then being in the air. It's too bad he was nearsighted and didn't see that cliff.
52 Dragons: 3 - TabascoTabasco was a red hot dragon, aged to perfection, and with a fancy for glass sculptures. He'd often spend time in the desert heating the sand into beautiful statues. The finest of these he gave to a lady friend of his, but she didn't like spicy foods so they broke it off.
52 Dragons: 2 - MarbleThe prettiest dragon was Marble. Pearlescent white with beautiful ruby spikes in two rows along her back, she was the envy of all. Marble lived in an icy cave where she spent her days gazing at her reflection in a pool. Im the fairest dragon of all, shed remark. Nobody liked her.
52 Dragons: 1 - Snout FireSnout Fire was a bright green medium sized dragon with yellow stripes and an impressive frill. He could spit poison, at least one hundred yards. The brave knight Sir Kevin thought it only ninety yards. He thought he stood at a safe enough distance to save the beautiful princess. He thought wrong.
The Alarm ClockIt was Thursday, about eight in the morning. The alarm had been going for at least a half hour. The person asleep in the bed did not stir—not at all. His roommate, though, was wide-awake, lying in bed waiting for the body in the bed below him to wake up and turn off that blasted alarm.
How can he still be sleeping? the roommate thought as he lay in bed. That alarm's loud enough to wake the whole dorm, not to mention the dead. He sat up in bed and the covers slid down to reveal his naked chest. "Hey, Lewis. Wake up!"
He leaned over the side of the top bunk to look down at Lewis. The covers were thrown over his head; he didn't move.
"Lewis, you alive?"
There was no avoiding it; he'd have to get up. He pulled the blankets aside, he wore just his boxers. With strong arms he gripped the railing of his bed and swung himself over landing silently on the floor below.
"Come on Lewis, wake up. You'll be late for class."
Still no response.
He grabbed the blanket