Friday Fictioneer: Broken Trail

A very big thanks to Rochelle, our fairy blog-mother for hosting the Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

Broken Trail

Word Count: 99

The traveller stared hopelessly at the broken rails. He walked so long, so deep in the forests, so high up the hills… for this? No, he could not go back to the other said of the rails. His “friends” were waiting. After what he’d said to them… no, that was impossible.

“There must be a way out,” he whispered desperately. A little cobbled path down the side. Could be a ditch or a snake’s den. But it could also be an escape, a trail to somewhere new. Besides, it was a beautiful forest to explore. So, he walked on.

I made a little drawing of the traveller to go with the story.

Note: For me, the story is a metaphor for choices we make in life. Sometimes we go on a path to find a dead-end to our goals. We’re scared to turn back in fear of backlash from others. And perhaps, if we look deeper we may find a little outlet that may lead to something bigger.

String On Road: Friday Fictioneer

Many thanks to our fairy blog-mother Rochelle for hosting this Challenge.

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr

String On Road

Copyrights: Den of Dreams. Here’s my drawing of one of the three boys, Zya. (:

Three boys on abandoned streets, under sun,
Deserted streets, nothing on sight, just a string on road, a string alone.
“Must be the string of fate.” Said one,
“Nay, isn’t red.” Said another one,
“Might be a shoelace.” said another one,
They kept up their pace, and soon they were gone
In the deepest, darkest parts of streets— run,
They wanted to. But as they spun,
A dark shadow blocked them. Then begun
A futile fight. The shadow won.
A trace was left by the previous victim who never returned,
Stringed together by a string on road, a string alone.


Thank you for reading,

Warmest regards,

Dragon Warrior

Crispina’s Creative Challange #103: A Heap of Ruin

A big thank you to Crispina for hosting this challenge! I know, I’m a bit on and off at WordPress with online classes and all but I really wanted to participate in your amazing challenge just on verge of Nanowrimo* haha Thank you so much for hosting this!

A Heap of Ruin

Copyrights: Crispina Kemp

On a big heap of “things” where heaps of things lay,

I stopped for a while and picked up a pebble in my way,

“Seems like a ruin,” said my elder brother,

“With something forgotten like this, why do you bother?”

Copyrights: Dragon Warrior (@den of dreams)
I’m doing digital art now 🙂

But I, like a genius**, shook my head,

To him, I said,

“Sometimes things forgotten most,

Have lots to boast

About the older days.”

So we went all the way,

Exploring the ruins, guessing the past,

And by an adventure we were blessed at last.


Copyrights: Dragon Warrior @Den of Dreams. I just got into digital art, btw! What do you think of it?

The narrator in this poem is a young, over-confident, loner boy nicknamed Askari (he took the name from Askari Mirza who was Mughal emperor Humayun’s brother, he’s a history buff haha). He often calls himself “genius”** and loves making tales.

Oh, by the way, speaking of Nanowrimo* are you all going to participate? If yes, what’s your story about? If no, what would your dream book be about?

Warmest regards, and thank you so much for reading!

-Dragon Warrior

FOWC with Fandango

A big thank you to Fandango for hosting this challenge.

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So this guy is the ‘you’ in the poem who just gave a nice lecture with his limited knowledge :’)

“Everyone would leave me,” my worries grow,
What others think is something I shall never know,
A let-down? Burden? Distraction? Worry?
No, I ain’t certain, yet I say ‘sorry’,
Until you come up to me and with a smile,
Say, “Just close your eyes, a little while,
Some things are,
The way they are,
And it hurts that you can’t change ’em,
Things are mess at times ‘n you can’t arrange em,
But if there’s three reasons to give up,
I’m give you hundred reasons to stay,
You’ve come a long, long way
Till now, and you’ve a long, long way to go,
You’ll manage somehow, you’ll outgrow
All your worries to be the you wanna be.”
You look at me
And say, “I needn’t eludicate
That you’re life’s a blank slate,
And what you write comes true:
So stop thinking what others’ thinking,
And just be you!”


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A little doodle to go with the poem.

This poem is written in the point of view of this boy who calls himself Zya. What do you think of him? And thank you so much for reading.

Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Challenge – Rectify

A big thank you to Sammi for hosting this challenge. Here’s my take on it.

Though I try
To rectify
My mistakes—
To lower those stakes
Built for years
In endless spheres
“Better late than never” they say,
“If there’s a will, there’s a way”
But I’m stuck in dead-end.


What do you think of him?

I know doesn’t make me much sense, but it’s written from the point of view of my imaginary friend, Yhorri (there, I drew him)

Thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend ahead~

Sweet Sixteen

So, um, I’m really sorry for being so infrequent, but then, life’s a bit busy. But still, I really, really miss being here because WordPress is totally like my home.

I don’t really know how to word it out but well, but since I’m turning sixteen today, I’d love to say a thank you to all of you.

Drawing of my favourite boys of anime: Hiyori. Copyrights: Dragon Warrior

Firstly, a biig thank you to all the seven hundred and thirty two people who joined me in this journey… Honestly, I can’t express how much grateful I am to have you with me.

A big thank you to all those who talk with me, it really makes my day 🙂

And, since it’s impossible to name all of you here, my apologies to the ones I missed but…

Thank you …

  • Crispina for always being with me, and talking with me, and really making my day ❤
  • Tatterhood, you are one of my first friends at WordPress and I’m really glad we met~
  • Renee, and Hilary for being so kind and motherly and the epitome of goodness 🙂
  • Elyan White and Sheree, I really miss talking with you but I still think about you a lot~!
  • Steve and Yeka for being positive beams of sunlight always radiating happiness 😀
  • Ceridwen for staying beside me and being such a good friend~
  • And everyone I missed, you are awesome and I’d love to talk to you someday!

Lots of love and warmest regards to everyone. Hope you have a great week ahead ❤

~Dragon Warrior

A Letter To Rai-senpai

Dear Rai-senpai,

May this letter find you in good health in spirits. It’s been around two weeks since I met you, but already, I admire you so much. I’m really grateful to have met you and I hope things turn out the best for you because YOU ARE SO AMAZING and you deserve all the happiness in the world. You’re such a positive ray of light and I really admire how amazing you are.

Thank you for everything…

For Rai-senpai

Where to begin… I am not sure
About this person. She’s calm. She’s pure.
She’s dedicated. Sincere.
She inspires.
I’ll tell you about a time,
A few days ago,
When I wasn’t feeling fine,
Down, deep and low,
She saw through my mind, she saw through my heart,
But we’ve never met, we’re miles apart.
True, our views weren’t the same,
But here’s where her open-mindness came,
To this day, I’m grateul,
For that day so fateful.

She works hard, day and night.
She gives her all, all her might.
Those aches in her back and head are just signs
How strong she is, how bright she shines,
Sleepless nights, studying she spends,
To see the lights at the tunnels’ end.

If angels with wings do exist on earth,
She’s one, to spend smiles and mirth,
With compassion and dedication she glows,
How to read hearts and mind, she knows.
May one day, the fame flies high
Of the girl whose name is Rai.


Warmest Regards,

Shi-Shi~

Meowsome Muffin!

Dearest Muffin,

May this letter find you in good health and spirits! Can I just say you’re the most a-meow-sing and who always makes me feline good?~

Not only that, you’re talented blogger cat and with Steve, you make the purr-fect duo! And you’ve got a strong purr-sonality!

A pity I can’t capture how purr-ity you are, so I imagined you as a human girl too!

You always make my day paw-sitive! Stay as meow-some as you are~!

Lots of love,

Dragon Warrior (or Sophie for you) 🐱 

An Open Letter To Akira

Dear Akira,

Can’t put in words, how glad am I,
To meet you and greet you by,
Talking with you made my day,
Oh, I wish, I really wish on your way
We’ve time to chat a while,
Because your every word brings a smile,
Because your every word feels so true,
Really, how grateful am I to have met you!

You don’t realise, how amazing you really are,
I’m sure, you’d reach wide and far,
Just believe in yourself, dear,
If the night is long, day is near,
Be you, be what you want,
Courage is a charm you chant,
Nothing in the world defines you,
Because what you believe, that is true,
When you believe in yourself and soar up high,
Nothing is the limit, not even the sky.

A song of gratitude is what I cry,
Because I can’t put in words, how glad am I.


I don’t know your WordPress account, but thanks so much for talking with me at Tumblr! Have a great day and keep on spreading your positivity.

Warmest Regards,

Dragon Warrior.

Late Night: Poem For Hiyori Tono

Been a while since I last posted, but you know, I’ve been more online in my Tumblr but here’s a little poem I’d written from the point of view of one of my favourite fictional characters, Hiyori Tono.

Fanart of that boy. Copyrights: Dragon Warrior

Late Night

Look, I’m sad tonight,
But look, I can’t cry,
I’m just holding myself tight,
My knees to my chest,
I just wanted to be the best,
But I’m worse than the worst,
I’ve lost the thing I needed most.
Love myself? Huh, kidding, aren’t you?
I’m such a letdown to all the few
Who looked up to me.
A failure, a loser, a sucker, you see.
And you thought I can be
A hero?
I’m a total zero tonight.
Let’s just end this fight.
I’m tired of fighting my head.
Tired of all thoughts invading my bed.
Worries
Pretend to be necessary.
Too bad, I’m tricked by ‘em.
Didn’t want treasure, didn’t want fame,
Just wanted love.

The book on self love lies at the corner,
Read it all morning,
Now’s night and I’m mourning
Self-love? Oh thanks for such a sweet lie,
How do I love myself, baby, when I just wanna die?


Have a great day or night ahead.

Warmest regards,

Dragon Warrior 🐉