Two cars flung on their brakes and screeched
loudly, narrowly avoiding a collision in the car park. Squeamish drivers
clung to steering wheels, cocooned in their cars and watching from beneath
"What the? Come here , luv!"
A mother escorting a small child to
school hurried him quickly into a doorway down Seaview Street.
More early morning workers appeared,
then disappeared, hiding in doorways and behind parked cars.
The dragon scratched his neck with
his claws. The roof was in danger of collapsing, as its scratching grew
A piercing, but comforting, sound
filled the ears of the cowering onlookers. The police sirens wail echoed
down the seafront. Within seconds three police cars pulled to a halt opposite
the council offices and three brave policemen crept out into the sunlight.
"What is it?"
"Looks like a dragon to me."
"Officer Grant pulled out his mobile."
"Grant to base, one big problem here,
could be a fairytale come true."