Your Lair or Mine?

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Gender: Female

Relationship status: Single

Area: Welsh mountain, but willing to travel

Age: 1643, but still have own fangs and most scales

Height: 26′

Body Type: curvaceous; wings—large, leathery but still muscular

Hair Color: what hair?

Eyes: Two, hypnotic, green or orange depending on mood

Dietary Restrictions: Carnivore

Smoker?: Yes, and some steam, and some pretty impressive flaming

Occupation: not currently employed but not on state benefits

Income Bracket: large pile of gold, but not large enough (about three villages worth)

Religion: Dewi. Open to other similar religions

Likes: gold, mountains, livestock, villagers

Dislikes: Knights/heroes (so-called) with pointy things

Have Children?: some spawn got fertilized and there were some eggs at some point, I think, but I really can’t remember. ‘Not living at home’ I guess

Want Children?: Yes, please. Delicious! Would make a good romantic gift, done up in a nice box, with some herbs

Astrological Sign: Serpent rune

Three Personality Traits: possessive, thoughtful, other

Ideal First Date: eating out, treasure hunting

Sports: Extreme hunting, flying, sky-diving

More about me: Well hello! I’m Maurgha. I’ve been single for a while, though I’m sure my friends, if I had any, wouldn’t be able to understand why. I live on the side of a beautiful mountain in Wales and grow my own organic villagers. There are so few dragons around here, honestly, it’s dead, and there’s loads of life in me yet, so I thought I’d give this a try. Nothing ventured, eh?

No knights in shining armor please. I’m on to you. I came on here in good faith, and yet sometimes you can almost hear the lances being sharpened. Asking which mountain I live on before the first date? Yeah right. Honestly you have to be so careful on the Internet. Genuine dragons only please. No timewasters.

I’m no longer young, it’s true. And the world seems to have changed so much—some of the dragonlings hoard credit cards and designer plastic jewelry—I just don’t understand it. One of the southwestern dragons even claims that it’s wrong to eat people, and has become a sheeparian!

I did try dating a Chinese water dragon last year. Oh, he was really nice but, you know, a bit too nice—thoroughly wet. We were just incompatible really—he didn’t light my fire and I didn’t float his boat, so it fizzled out.

As you can see, I’m more traditional really, and I can’t be the only one. Are you out there somewhere? I’m the greatest treasure of my hoard, a female of many talons…

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Cathy Bryant

About Cathy Bryant

Cathy Bryant worked as a life model, civil servant and childminder (among other jobs) before writing full-time. She has won nine literary awards, including the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize in 2012, and blogged for the Huffington Post. Cathy's work has been published all over the world in such publications as The Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and Midnight Times. She co-edited the anthologies Best of Manchester Poets vols. 1, 2 and 3 and her first book, 'Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature' was published recently. Cathy lives in Manchester, UK.