Our Dog called Pizza, and the Dragon
Old friends meet up after many years and unwittingly embark on another new adventure.
Tommy, Gideon, Ron (that’s me) and the dog Pizza, who had recently been bewitched with the smell of pizza, find themselves entering an enormous cave owned by a fearsome Dragon.
After the Dragon, whom they awoke discovers they are not the pizza delivery it expected; it decides to eat them instead.
They flee from the Dragon, but the monster is gaining on them so Pizza with great bravery holds the Dragon up in his tracks giving them time to escape.
This short story starts badly and ends weakly. There is some confusion about what tense the writer is using - past or present. Persevering we find an unremarkable tale of two men and a boy taking a dog for a walk. Suddenly they discover a dragon that is woken by the pizza-like smell of their dog. Which is more remarkable I don’t know: the pizza-smelling dog or the dragon in a cave near a posh housing estate. Coincidentally the dragon is waiting for his pizza delivery. Was this written by any chance after eating some very old pizza whose congealed cheese produced bizarre hallucinations? And the moral of the story is? Plucky little dogs can fend off big nasty dragons? If you find a cave with a dragon do not enter unless armed with a pizza?