- The settlement you are visiting is remarkably quiet with young women seemly few and far between.
- The place is scorched almost beyond all recognition.
- There are dragon paw prints all over the place.
- Those people you do come across are very nervous and startle at any noise that might resemble (a) fireworks and/or (b) someone starting a fire.
- All the settlement's gold seems to have mysteriously vanished and nobody seems to want to say where it went.
I'm Allison Symes and write fairytales with bite, especially novels and short stories.