Mythical Drabbles: ‘The Lung Vase’ by Carmen Indalecio

Our second drabble this week comes from the wonderful Carmen Indalecio! You’ll find Carmen’s work featured in the 3 published Insignia Drabbles anthologies, and also in our Castles & Kimono anthology.

Please enjoy ‘The Lung Vase’.

The Lung Vase

Carmen Indalecio

Our most valuable possession was a vase, decorated with nine painted dragons.  It has been in my family for generations.

When I was younger, there was a drought that lasted for too long.  The fields were dry and nothing grew.  I prayed for rain to come and heal our land.

To my astonishment, the dragons were moving around the vase.  Their long bodies were gliding across the smooth surface.  Then they flew out and soared into the night.

I awoke the next morning to find the dragons were back on the vase, and our fields were wet and green again.


Carmen Indalecio is an up and coming short story author, who loves anything with magic and mystery, especially involving nature. She like to write sweet, heart-warming stories; but not afraid, or rather enjoy, to get in touch with the darker side of things. Absolute favorite thing to do, is taking inspiration from old tales and retelling them in a new way.

Work Published with INSIGNIA STORIES

Japanese Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.1.)

Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.2.)

Mythical Creatures of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.3.)

‘Portal to Miyashita’, Castles & Kimono (Insignia Series Vol.8.)


Insignia Drabbles

View the Insignia Drabbles series on Amazon.com here


Read more Mythical Drabbles here


Featured Photo by Sei on Unsplash

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