Date of Award

Spring 4-28-2023

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


English and Linguistics

Department Chair or Program Director

Richards, Gary

First Advisor

Levy, Ray

Major or Concentration

English (Creative Writing Concentration)


Save the Dragon is a 54 page Fantasy Novella that follows a young girl named Willow and her three friends on a quest to save a dragon. The story begins when Willow learns that a dragon has been discovered deep in the Septur mountains, despite dragons having been assumed extinct for thousands of years. To calm the panic, the King announces a competition to slay the dragon, but something doesn’t sit right with Willow. She believes that this dragon may not be violent or deserving of a death sentence, but antagonizing it may even create the danger they are scared of. This is one of the main themes of the story, to approach a problem with compassion rather than fear. With the help of her friends Lira, Teddy, and Ramsey, Willow sets out on a journey to stop the competition and save the dragon.