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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 21
Chapter 21: Into the Valley
My talons dug into the cool earth with great satisfaction after spending so long in the air. I stood with my eyes closed for a moment, anchoring myself in this new place. The sounds and smells washed over me. I heard the river’s constant flow, the singing of birds. A breeze swirled gently around me, carrying scents of grass and leaves. Inhaling deeply, I could almost taste the untamed, unmistakable life-force of this land.
“I can’t believe I’m actually here,” I said aloud, immediately a little embarrassed at voicing such a simple observation.
Rofar chuckled. “I won’t blame you for being a bit excited,” he said. “Even I feel a rush each time I return. This is a special place.”
He was surely right about that. I couldn’t wait to explore this pristine valley that held all manner of supposedly impossible things. This was a land of dragons and magic. Things that I once co
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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 20
Chapter 20: North
Rofar and I were airborne and just starting to level off at cruising altitude when the sun slipped fully below the horizon. Pink clouds still ringed the farthest reaches of the sky in the west, and the light was still sufficient to see the rugged coastline below. I was looking down at the dark waters when I felt the other dragon’s athka reach out to me. It was like a soft fingertip brushing against my skin to get my attention, but in a sense that could only be felt inside my head. A weird feeling, and one that would surely take time to get used to. Moments later, Rofar began speaking.
“Now that we are settled in, I will tell you a few more details. We will fly north to reach the clan’s valley. I cannot say exactly how long it will take, only that I expect we will need to rest a while in the middle of our journey. In the meantime, it will be most effective for us to communicate using our athkan. Can you try to do the same? Just imagin
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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 19
Chapter 19: Left Unsaid
“There you are.” Jackie’s chair was thrust back as she quickly stood up from her seat at the kitchen table. “We were wondering where you went. Is there something you want for lunch? I’ve got more sandwiches if you want.”
Neither Jackie nor Wes had seen when I left, so they didn’t yet know the circumstances of my disappearance. They had both been sitting around the kitchen table, probably just finishing their lunch. An untouched place setting occupied my usual spot next to Wes. My emotional state had calmed significantly, but I felt a dull throbbing in my head, and I had to focus on keeping my breathing nice and even. They probably wanted an explanation from me, but I intended to omit anything that could cause alarm.
“I’m not hungry,” I mumbled. I didn’t elaborate.
Jackie fingered a lock of long, black hair. “Did your call work out? Is everything okay?”
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OC Interview: Josh/Ayreth
I was tagged by
1. What is your name?
Hi everyone! You can call me Josh. Joshua Louis Redmond is my full human name. Or, I also go by Ayreth, which is my dragon name. I know, it’s a little confusing, but what can I do?
2. Do you know why you were named that?
Joshua? Not really. I think it’s from the Bible or something. I guess my parents liked it. As for Ayreth, the name came to me in a dream after I first transformed into a dragon. I don’t know how I thought of it, but I like it.
3. Single or taken?
Single…I have had other things on my mind than worrying about my next date.
4. Have any Abilities or powers?
I’m still new at it, but as a dragon I can use magic. Yeah, pretty cool, right? I can breathe fire and do a few other simple things, but I have a lot to learn.
5. What's your eye colour?
6. Hair?
Used to be brown, but
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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 17
Chapter 17: Something to Remember
Wes didn’t bother coming all the way out to the shed to get me when it was time for lunch. Instead, he just shouted from the back door. I stood up and walked back into the house (still wanting to be seen on two legs) where I saw plates of sandwiches on the table. My plate had four, each one piled high with meat and laid out neatly in two halves. My stomach growled as I sat down next to Wes again.
Something on the floor brushed the end of my tail, and I looked back to see a small, white creature batting at it experimentally. I thought it must be Wes’s cat, Winter. She crouched low, eyeing the appendage warily. I gave the tip a little flick, and she immediately bolted with a surprised yowl. As the white blur vanished, I gave Wes a mischievous grin.
“Well, I dunno what she thinks about you now,” he giggled. “But, I’m sure she’ll like you before too long.”
Jackie sat down just then
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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 16
Chapter 16: A Story to Tell
The morning dew cooled my hind paws as I strode across the backyard. I could see the inside of the house through the kitchen window. Jackie stood behind the glass, looking down as she prepared something at the stove. Wes sat at the table behind her, elbows planted on the wood surface as he sipped juice from a cup. Neither looked up at me as I approached.
The ruined door moaned dejectedly as I pushed it aside to enter the house. “Hey, uh, good morning,” I said as I eased the stubborn door back to a nearly-closed position. Looking around the kitchen, I saw that Jackie had started to clean up a bit. There were piles of broken glass and ceramic shards swept close to the walls, leaving a clear passage to walk around. Pictures were still missing from the walls; I saw the frames stacked on one end of the counter. It still looked like a mess, but at least normal household tasks were now possible.
“Good morning,” Jackie re
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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 15
Chapter 15: Taking Sides
The red-eyed beast slid out of the forest with unsettling, silent nimbleness. Ares walked up to me and held my gaze for a long moment. As in the dream, the dragon had a perceptible aura of cold authority. He was not physically much larger than I was, but there was something more about him that made my tail coil inward and my mouth go dry. When he looked at me, I got the sense, as I sometimes did with Rofar, that he was reading me on a deeper level. But this just added to my anxiety. I had no idea if he would fight me again, or employ another strategy get what he wanted.
The black dragon spoke. “I smell blood on you, hatchling. Did things get a little messy in there?”
I looked down at my paw. The man’s blood still coated the tips of my claws where I had pressed down on his chest. “I…It wasn’t…”
“Humans,” he spat, interrupting my halting response. “So much violenc
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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 13
Chapter 13: On My Mind
Blinking in the morning light, I lifted my gaze to see a clear sky overhead. Days like this were fairly uncommon in the Pacific Northwest, especially at this time of year. I was still curled up and very comfortable, so I nestled my head back down against my tail for a few more moments of rest.
It took some time, but I willed my sleepy body to a four-legged standing position and walked in circles to energize myself. A quick waterfall shower would be nice, I thought, and I could grab some fish for breakfast while I was there. Thinking they would just get wet and dirty, I left my shorts behind and decided to try going about my morning like a natural-born dragon. It would be an experiment, but not one I was overly worried about. My conversation with Rofar left me feeling reassured that the wildness inside me was completely natural and something that I could control. Anyway, I was quickly becoming accustomed to walking like a dragon.
I loped along
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Dragon Dreams - Chapter 12
Chapter 12: A Friend
He stood behind me, wide-eyed and mouth agape. I hardly glimpsed him, the intruder, before I dove into a nearby thicket of ferns for cover. I don’t know why; he had already seen me, seen too much. But I found myself hunkered in the leaves, peering out at the one who found me.
The messy-haired boy leaned casually on a nearby tree and cast an amused smile in the direction of my hiding spot. “I can still see you, you know,” he said. Skinny and small, he looked to be about six or seven. He had a slight lisp, probably from his missing front teeth. It looked like he had been walking through the forest for a while, as his clothes were wrinkled and dirty. Dark hair stuck out at wild angles above his round face, and his blue eyes shone in the afternoon light.
“You have got to be kidding me,” I thought. “I can’t believe I came all the way out here to have some twerp get the drop on me!” I didn
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Reborn Prolgue
"Are you sure he's the one?" A deep voice says as it echoes across the dark and dingy cavern.
"If he's not, then their race and maybe even ours is screwed." A higher pitched voice says.
"He's passed all of the tests with flying colors. But why him and not the sister?" A different voice than the other two asked.
The first voice answered "Because, she can explode at some point. All he wants is respect from people for everyone."
"Do you think he'll be a good leader?"
"I'm not sure. He normally looks at the situation and then tries to find a passive way out.
"Ok but is there anything we can give her? We can only change one of them." The voice answered back.
"We could give her the gift of speech." The female voice says.
"That could work." The first voice answered.
"Excellent, I think we're all in agreement. Let us begin." The voice responded back.
Just when the voice finished speaking, a sphere of pure white light came out the ground emitting light into the cavern. The caver
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Anybody Can Write a Novel - Outline
Anybody Can Write A Novel - Outline
A Step-by-step Guide for Anyone to Learn How to Write a Novel

This is an Outline of all my current articles, and a look at what is to come. I will try to update it, at least once every two weeks. Also note that just because something is absent from the Outline does not mean I don't plan to write it. This is a compilation of only chapters that have already been written.
(You'll notice that I have neglected some points and chapters within this Outline. This this is simply a result of realizing that there is so much to learn, when it comes to writing. Don't worry, I'll be sure to come back and fill in the gaps. Also, if this list inspires any requested topics that you would like me to address, please feel free to suggest them in the comments section.)

Chapter 1– Beginning to Write
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Chronicle of a Drake: Chapter 1
   The sky was clear and the sun was bright. On the coastal plateau, sat a dragon feeling the air dance around him and waited for a favorable breeze before taking off. The dragon had dark blue scales, cyan chest plates, a blonde mane, golden eyes and golden markings across his body. He took a deep breath and exhaled with a contented sigh, the winds had become favorable. The dragon spread his wings and took off from the ground. He lowered himself to a point where he could run his talons through the ocean. The water felt cool and refreshing to him and now feeling invigorated, the dragon turned to start flying through the crags and cliffs surrounding the coastline. He flew with a gracefulness that would make the most majestic birds of prey jealous. The dragon navigated through the rock faces and crags without any fear of faltering. After a few hours of flying above the sea and through nearby valleys, the dragon landed near a forest where he intended to hunt. At this point the wh
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Where My Child used to Sleep (Poem)
I lay down on her bed
With sweet linens so soft
With the sweet scent of conditioner
As my mind now goes aloft
To better days than this
As a single tear now falls
To the hell that I endured
And suffer grief from it all
No more will she sleep
On these sheets that kept her warm
As the rain now falls so somber
I have failed at what I've sworn
When I found her she was destitute
With no place to call home
So I grabbed her by her hands
To my chimney to keep her warm
I promised to keep her happy
I promised her hope and joy
That life would be so precious
And that she'll play with lots of toys
We were inseparable us two
From the day I took her in
And all the fun we had since then
And all the games she'd always win
A pure crystal angel
With cheeks so soft and white
This little girl so incredible
And indeed a beautiful sight
She was nice to all she greeted
And she greeted the whole world
With no hint of animosity
Or spite to have her curled
We'd travel the whole world
So long as money would all
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Knights of the Grey City 01
Chapter 1 - CALL

Under a thousand tons of ink-black water, I could breathe.
The cool of it pressed down on me, but I wasn’t cold. The faintest traces of light drifted down and revealed a blurry waterscape, black stones and wave-smoothed bricks and broken statues.
I was the only thing living, but the loneliness was comforting. It was like someone hit the mute button of a million screaming background noises, which I had slowly grown used to and stopped noticing before this moment. Now it was finally quiet.
I moved forward effortlessly, gliding across the seafloor. It seemed I was travelling through ruins, though the imagery was strange and disjointed. Classical Greek statues, robed and elegant, lay beside more modern brass sculptures of war heroes. Empty frames rested in the rubble, shredded canvases rippling in the currents. There was a stronger s
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Blue dragon Commission :iconx-celebril-x:x-Celebril-x 239 25 Red Dragoness Commission :iconx-celebril-x:x-Celebril-x 156 6 Book cover for Dragon Dreams by iamayreth :iconrandomvangloboii:RandomVanGloboii 20 6
Dragon book of the month: 6 months in DA special!
My favourite dragon writings on DeviantArt
Today it's officially half a year of DeviantArt for me! So instead of a book I want to celebrate the community itself and show what pieces of dragon literature I've liked most in these 6 months, and hopefully I'll do so every 6 months again.
So let's start.

:iconiamayreth: Iamayreth's Dragon Dreams

I personally give him the first place. His story is probably the only dragon TF one that I've liked. The reason is that Iamayreth, with his protagonist Josh (Ayreth for dragons) actually explores what changes such an event brings inside a mind of one who would turn into a dragon: Josh lives a series of painful experiences like the difficulty of finding himself again, the fear of hurting his dears, loss of friends and loneliness.
In the story he has to face the menace of an evil dragon who tries to tempt him to the "dark side" of dragons, but meanwhile he finds support in Rofar, a dr
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Synonyms for Said
Brought Forth
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Reference - Western Dragon Anatomy :icontwilightsaint:TwilightSaint 346 31
Flight or Fiction? - Anatomy for a Dragon P1
Part One
Have you ever considered what would it be like if dragons were real? Have you thought about how they would look? Ectothermic or Endothermic? Scaled or feathered? And most importantly - would they fly?
How would they fly?
Welcome to an essay about the Mythical Dragon.
"Flight or Fiction? – To Investigate the Potential Anatomy of a Mythical Dragon and evaluate the effectiveness of Adaptations that would aid in Flight"

~ SaphireDragon16


The purpose of this essay is to explain and conclude the findings taken from researching existing animal species, and from that research then creating a real mythical dragon, the main focus of this research is to select adaptations mythical dragons might require for flight.
‘How does a dragon fly?’ is a commonly asked question among dragon fanatics, and is highly speculated. The topic is unconvincing due to the interference of magic in dragon mythology and the lack of realistic e
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I'm not dead! Wow, it's been about two months since my last journal and four months (yikes) since I last put up a chapter of my story. College has been hitting me pretty hard recently, but I'm on spring break, which means I'm a little more sane than I have been in the past. That's the good news.

More good news: I'm almost ready to upload the next chapter. The chapters of "Part 2" as I'm calling it are all written. There's just a TON of editing, and I'm working through it as I find the time. Hopefully, I'll be able to follow up with more stuff soon. Thanks to everyone who's still sticking with me as I work to keep this story going. I'm not giving up on it or anything! The creative spark is still there, some days more than others. I'm still writing and editing, and I hope to have this part's chapters all out by the time I graduate in May (still can't believe I'm almost graduating). Then I'll have more to keep me occupied in the summer! That's all a long ways off, though. So I'll sign off for now. Look out for new things in the near future!  
  • Listening to: Kodaline
  • Reading: chapters I wrote forever ago
  • Watching: March Madness
Wow, the day is finally here!  I've just hit 5,000 pageviews, which is a pretty exciting milestone for me. I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on what this means to me, and also throw in some updates on what's been up with me recently.

I feel like I say the same thing in all these posts. Thanks for the support, this means so much to me, blah blah blah. But I really mean it. Recently it's been harder for me to write. I don't really know what's changed, but it's been a rough few weeks with not a lot of progress. The kindness, generosity, and all-around awesomeness of this community are the things that keep me going when things get tough like this. All I can really say in return is thanks for everything.

So, I'll give a brief story update. Like I said, it's been a rough few weeks. I'm starting my last semester in college, and searching for jobs is taking up a lot of my time on top of normal work for my classes. Writing has been pushed aside a little bit, and I feel like it's affected my creativity and motivation a little, which kinda sucks. I'm trying to power through it, though. Hopefully, in the next month or so it will finally be time to resume posting the complete chapters after this whole section has been edited. See my last journal for more details about why I'm doing things this way.

Also, sort of a side note, but if anyone is interested in helping me do a little editing on these chapters, feel free to drop me a note. My current beta reader, whose amazing help has made my writing better and kept many many mistakes from making it into the published chapters, is currently taking an indefinite break from editing duties. So, these latest chapters have only been seen by yours truly. I'm doing my best to self-edit, but if anyone really wants to look behind the scenes (and see how the sausage is made), I'd take any help I can get. As a bonus, you'll find out what happens in the story before anyone else!

Finally, I'll say thanks once again to anyone who has been one of the 5,000 to visit my page. Here's to the next 5,000!
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  • Reading: engineering stuff for homework :(
I wanted to send out an update on where I'm at with my story. I've made a few decisions that change how I'm going to proceed with it, and I just wanted to clarify what that means.

Some of you may realize that it's been a while since I posted the last chapter. Partially that was because I was doing a writing challenge of sorts during November and was focused more on writing and not on editing. So I did get a lot written, but none of it (besides the one chapter I released) is actually edited to the point where I can release it yet. Anyway, I had to slow down my writing recently for schoolwork, but my break is almost here, so I hope I can pick it back up again. During this slower period, I've been thinking about the best way for me to deliver new chapters.

My main point is this: I will not release another chapter for a while. This is because I think I'm at a particularly tricky point in the plot right now with all the worldbuilding (not a ton, but I've never done this before) and stuff I'm doing. The reason for the delay is I want to write a big block of chapters that get everything sorted out the way I want it before releasing any of it. My biggest problem would be writing something, releasing it, and then realizing later that something I put down earlier doesn't work out in the plot and needs to be changed. I want to be able to have it nailed down before I release anything else.

Long story short, I'll be taking the time to write through this section in its entirety before editing it in its entirety. I don't think it will take an enormous amount of time since I already have a good bit written. I'll keep you guys updated on my progress, and hopefully within another month or so I can post the finished (and hopefully mistake-free) chapters weekly.

I didn't want to make you guys wait, I promise! I know I can be pretty slow, but I think this is the best way for me to get this section done. Thanks to everyone who has been sticking with me as I have been writing this story. It's been fun, and I've learned (and will continue to learn) so much by doing it. Sorry for such a long post. I'll be back before you know it!

  • Listening to: Frank Ocean


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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If you're reading this, thanks for stopping by! This profile is simply meant as a way for me to share my creative works so maybe others can get some enjoyment from them as well.

Now, here's a little more about me. I am currently in college, studying to be an engineer. Nothing to do with art or writing except taking the odd art class here and there! I just happen to like making art and have been drawing and painting as a hobby for most of my life. It helps keep me sane when I get stressed out!

Writing is something I have less experience with, but I do love to read. Fantasy stories remain some of my favorite things to read, so I decided to try creative writing as another outlet. Reading some of the authors on this site was a big inspiration for me and convinced me that maybe my stories could be worth sharing too! I am still learning and trying to improve my writing, so getting feedback and support from other writers here has been amazing.

I'm a pretty shy person but don't be afraid to say hello anyway. If I don't respond right away, please understand it's nothing personal. Other things I enjoy are photography, playing guitar, sports (especially football), being outside, and randomly browsing Wikipedia (seriously, I do this way too much).

I look forward to interacting with this community and sharing more of my work!


Merry Christmas! I wish everyone out there a wonderful holiday season! 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If there's something better than family and food, I don't know what it is!
Wow, I have 50 watchers now! I have no words. I'm just so thankful for all of you who have given me that honor!
So, it's been exactly one year since I joined this site. Happy anniversary to me, I guess!


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Nuwer-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! ^^

Sorry about the late reply ^^;
iamayreth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :)
SirEPIC48 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! How you liking Reborn?
iamayreth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I haven't actually started reading it but I'll let you know when I do. Since I love it when people give me feedback on my writing, I do try to read what others put out there so I can give something in return. 
SirEPIC48 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
It's fine, I'm the same way. I love talking to the community. In fact, my eyes light up every time I see a notification.
Azarius-Flashfang Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thank you so much for the watch!^^ I'm curious though, how did you find your way to my little gallery?
iamayreth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! When I was looking at one of my own deviations, I found one of your chapters in the sidebar thingy for related deviations. I'm happy to give you a watch since I'm always looking out for other writers like myself!
Azarius-Flashfang Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Why thank you! I'll have to read your work as well.^^
iamayreth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thanks for the watch as well! :)
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Tanorath-drgn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the watch!
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