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The Worst Heist

Here Be Dragons. DO NOT POKE. Inspired by Misty Rae

By L.C. SchäferPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
The Worst Heist
Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash

My scales creak. I undulate over and around these bright jewels, these eggs. Each one part treasure, part ward, part of me. Some are mine. (MINE!!!!) Some belong to others, but I guard them just the same. My jaws clack and clench, grinding my anger into sparks that fly from my eyes.

They are coming. They always do. The thieves. Worthless streaks of snot. To a man, a waste of skin and air. Brutish, pointless, dull-witted. Their bald stupidity is a slap in the face to us.

They come and take what is not theirs. Every time, we roar. We rage. They get their pilfering paws slapped, and we snarl and grumble.

Each time we are held in check. We meekly pay our subscription, and pour balm on the bubbling wrath. It's OK. It was dealt with. Swiftly, too. They are gone now.

But we know they will be back. We know they will do it again. And again, and again. My fury shimmers under my skin, simmers in my throat. It threatens to liquify their eyes and their insides and melt the flesh from their bones. I will see them burn.

Try me you fucking plagiarising bastards. Try me!


About the Creator

L.C. Schäfer

Flexing the writing muscle.

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I'm also Twitter if you'd like to connect elsewhere.

I value feedback, and reciprocate reads and comments.

Also writing under the name S.E. Holz

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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock22 days ago

    Plagiarists, unidentified AI, scammers all. Roast them, L.C.

  • Mother Combs22 days ago


  • Jeffrey Allison3 months ago

    The Cruelest they fight for "Cassandra"

  • C. R. Drinkwater4 months ago

    In the age of AI and human laziness, I felt this! Wonderful use of metaphor and congrats on the bonus! :)

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Congratulations on the $20 bonus!!! Yeah!!!♥️💕

  • Donna Fox4 months ago

    L.C. I love the premiss of this piece and the metaphor you used for yourself in this story. You being the dragon and the reader/ other writers coming to steal your secrets/ plots/ character/ everything you hold dear! Such smart writing, I am in love with this story! Also congratulations on Top Story, sorry I'm late to the party! 🎉

  • Donna Renee4 months ago

    ROAAAAAAAAAAR is exactly how I feel about this “issue” too 🤣🤣. I love how you put this one!!

  • Wonderful and passionate piece. Engaging throughout.

  • Kim Loostrom4 months ago

    This is incredible!! Each word is so deliberate, amazing composition!

  • Brandon Stuart4 months ago

    you choose your words wisely and the passion shows

  • Sid Aaron Hirji4 months ago

    Love this

  • Tobey Maguire 4 months ago


  • Dorothy Gibbs4 months ago

    The Passion

  • JBaz4 months ago

    You said it all in these words. THANK YOU. Congratulations

  • didinedach4 months ago

    I felt very good

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Oooh that ending. Great slap! Very well done. Congrats on the TS.

  • Sheena Seib4 months ago

    Brilliantly written and oh so true on so many levels. Love your work, keep it up!!

  • Uchenna Williams4 months ago

    Please I don't know how to write a story using vocal media

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  • Obiajulu Henry4 months ago

    Waow this so good …impressive

  • Promzzy4 months ago


  • Darby S. Fisher4 months ago

    Great job!

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