April 12, 2017

The Dragon Keepers - #AtoZChallenge

Judgement - The Dragon Keepers - #AtoZChallenge

Dragons control the weather and honored and respected because they changed dryness and scarcity into richness and prosperity by keeping the rains falling. The Golden Emperors declared themselves the Dragons of the Golden Dynasty, and allow no one to speak the word, dragon, expect the royalty. 
The Emperors were in total control. Alas, an Emperor and his court dishonored the dragons.

Emperor and his court dragons ate two mythical dragons causing great disrespect and dishonor to all Celestial Dragons, who became angry. 
Droughts came because of the mandate declared by earthy Emperors, that they controlled the weather and natural happening of the earth. The people starved. After long many droughts and hardships, the people revolted, which lasted for two hundred years.

In 1911, the new government of China declared all the peoples of China had the status of the Dragon; all work hard to protect the forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains so everyone prospered.

In 1948, the Dynasty changed shape. Still, the Dragon lives within peoples who honored and respected Dragons since the very beginning of time.

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April 11, 2017

LiAnge and the Magic Paint Brush - #AtoZChallenge

Incisive - LiAnge and the Magic Paint Brush - #AtoZChallenge  

Today's story is about a youth, LiAnge, who lived the mountains alone. His family killed by the many wars that crossed China. He gathered sticks from the woods and sold to the villagers for his food. He longed to become a scholar, a court dragon, who learned the three academic skills: painting, poetry, and calligraphy.

For his passion, he is given a magic brush by the Queen Mother of the West, mother of P'angu, to be a great painter of beauty ‘for the good of the people’. Using his paint brush to give good fortune and abundance, 
LiAnge's success crosses the path of a possessive, greedy Emperor.

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: #AtoZChallenge - 4-11-2017 - Letter I

April 10, 2017

The Poet and the Peony, #AtoZChallenge

Honorable - The Poet and the Peony, #AtoZChallenge...:

Siang Yu, completed his training in the three perfections, poetry, art, and calligraphy. Now, a Dragon Scholar, a poet who paints beauty with words and images, In the beauty of ancient Taoist garden, Siang Yu creates a lasting love with a peony, a young maiden.

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April 8, 2017

Li Chi, the Serpent Slayer, #AtoZChalle...

GENEROUS - Li Chi, the Serpent Slayer,

Li Chi as other Chinese heroine displaced worms and serpents from China that battled for control over the prosperous lands from the many struggling Dynasties.

Li Chi was the youngest daughter of a farmer, who had no sons. She watched the Sorceress and the Magistrate collected rice from her Father and Mother to so her oldest sister was not sacrificed to the worm serpent who lived on the mountain. Li Chi would kill the serpent.


April 7, 2017

The Lonely Dragon, #AtoZchallenge

Festive - The Lonely Dragon:
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The villages respected the dragons, because they offered protection, controlled the weather thus creating good fortune and wealth.

Mei Ling, a young girl, lived in a poor village. Rain never came and the crops of rice and the vegetables died. Grandma said, “The villagers are afraid of the anger from the dragon on the mountain top. The village bestows no honor on him, so village not honored by dragons.” Mei Ling invites the lonely dragon to a village party. 

As dragon wins respect and honor, Chinese Land Lords use the people's love for the dragon to create power and control for themselves, a tale that goes on and on.

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: #AtoZChallenge - 4-7-2017 - Letter F