In which shiny is good

This time the dragon was sure he had his answer. The sparkly, shiny things he had just seen were perfect. All he had to do was pick them up and stick them on his already honeyed body, and now the light gleamed and danced off him like he was the greatest of all dragons.

He posed and flounced through marshy swamp, showing anything and everything just how pretty he was. He scared a bull frog from its hiding spot and then chased it around until he was sure the frog had seen him and duly admired him. He walked through the beehives, flashing his smile and scales as if he had just been given the golden gift. He pranced and flaunted past the big tree and then circled back to the river to admire himself.

And admire himself he did. He cooed at himself, struck a pose at himself, smiled at himself, and told himself that after all these years, he was finally beautiful. And he was surprised that it felt every bit as good as he thought it would.

In which shiny is good

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