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The dragons of Sekkess: a tourist brochure

I went to the Unicorn Writer’s conference on Saturday and had a lot of fun. One excellent class was given by Paul Witcover. He asked us to write a tourist brochure for an imaginary setting, and this is what I came up with.



For those who love the wildest wildlife in our part of the galaxy, Sekkess can't be missed. The gentle, generous and intelligent Sekkessians will be sure to make your stay comfortable. You will live in houses among the treetops, with a clear view of the greenish sky and Sekkess' one small moon. You will hear birdsong and rushing rivers and feast on leni fruit and other delightful Sekkessian cuisine. But the high point of your stay will surely be your first view of a dragon. Sekkessian monitors, or dragons, are three times the size of the monitors on terra, with gorgeous iridescent scales. To view a hunting monitor is an extraordinary experience you will surely never forget. Be sure, however, to attend to your Sekkessian guide at all times and enjoy the dragons from a safe distance. Beautiful and unique though they are, Sekkessian dragons are wild animals and they can be very dangerous. You will be perfectly safe if you stay on the treetop paths or inside your mobile viewing dome.

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L.C. McGehee
Sep. 7th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
This is charming -- and what a fun assignment!

The picture immediately caught my eye because it's similar to some of the photos I used when I was compiling notes for Lizard Wind, which features tribes of people who keep giant lizards. :)
mary_j_59
Sep. 7th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, that sounds interesting! the short story I'm working on now takes place partly on Sekkess. I hope to have the first draft finished in the next day or so, if all goes well.
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