Snowball wants to go to outer space.
“The stars,” it says, as Limping Lotta looks at the void opening at the tip of her toes. “They’re made of fire!”
“Won’t they burn you?” Lotta once asked.
“Dragons don’t burn!” Snowball scoffed at her. “Our scales are fire-proof.”
“But you’re made of plush,” Lotta said. Later her father dabbed her scratched cheek with soap and water. “How did you get these?” he asked, but did not believe her when she told him. “Snowball is just a toy, Lotta. But if he scares you so much, I can take him to the charity shop tomorrow?”
Snowball was sitting right next to them.
Lotta shook her head.
Snowball Wants to go to Outer Space, in: Jersey Devil Press (2017).
Read Snowball Wants to go to Outer Space here.
Cover by Joseph Brooks.
Snowball Wants to go to Outer Space received an honorable mention in Spark’s contest “The Fantasy is Here; The Future is Now”.