The Boy Who Played with Fire by Jess C Scott
(Part 1, Dragons, Urban Fantasy)

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* The Boy Who Played with Fire (Part 1), the first of Jess C Scott’s dragon-themed stories.

SUMMARY: A teenage hooligan with a penchant for playing with fire goes in search of a dragon, before stumbling upon the London Underground’s deadly secret.

GENRE: Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / Fantasy & Magic

LENGTH: Short Story (7.500 words)

NOTE: Jess is thinking of combining this with another separate dragon story (bringing the two plots together, and possibly bringing in some characters from her cyberpunk Elven series)—she'll see how that goes.

PRAISE for Jess C Scott/TOSoL:

“[Please] keep up the good work . . . the world can certainly use some more authentic, original work like yours, rather than the same old re-packaged mass-market pulp.”
— TGirl Revelations /, October 2010

“Dear Jess: You are a very good writer — I like your plotting, your concept, the characters…pretty much everything. I would love to see future writing projects by you. You are very gifted.”
— Dr. Uwe Stender, May 2010


*2 a.m., four of them, stealthing around in the London Underground.*

Pax couldn’t get the image out of his mind. No better way to spend an otherwise lackluster Saturday night.

“$20,000 for the dragon’s head!” ran the televised message on MythoBusters, a few hours ago. “Get her before she gets you. She lies somewhere, deep in the heart of the underground…”


Jess identifies herself as an author/artist/non-conformist. Her literary work has appeared in a diverse range of publications, such as Word Riot, ITCH Magazine, and The Battered Suitcase. She is currently working on TAKE-OUT (Part 2), the second book (gluttony) in the SINS07 series, as well as The Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy. Her website is

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Published December 21, 2010 by jessINK. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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