A man invented a remarkable spear and a shield for fighting the dragon. He then developed a deceive strategy to try and sell these items. He built a granite firewall that was capable of stopping the flow path of any fire produced from his imitation fire-breathing dragon which he named Puff. His dragon was pretty cool as it actually moved, flapped its wings and blew fire from a torch out of its mouth. Many people stopped by to see his amazing creature, but he always became barking mad when they showed more interest in his dragon than his spear and shield.
When people stopped by, he would say, “Behold these tools that I made to protect you from the beast and give you the ability to slay him.” At first the people thought that he was being pretentious, that is until they saw how well his shield would work against fire and also protect against a dragon claw, as well as defend from all spear attacks. They started to ask how good his spear was, and he would argue that his spear could pierce any shield. Then, one person asked him what would happen if he were to take his spear to strike his shield and he started to mutter that it would be just like when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
This person tried to fluster the inventor, so he picked up the spear and just as he was about to hurl it at the shield, he slipped and took a tumble. The inventor did not want to press his luck by letting this man use his spear or his shield and seeing either one fail, so he went back to his office so his new products would not be traded for trouble.
Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Behold, for the Daily Spur prompt – Strategy, for FOWC with Fandango – Firewall, for July Monthly Writing Prompts – Traded for trouble, for Ragtag Community – Flow, for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Dragon and for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #141, hosted by Yves.