All your dragon and phoenix stories sound pretty good, solid to the feel of mythology: a little weird, a little confusing, but also undeniably epic.
One concern though, not about the main discussion but the one-shot you started this thread with. With all due respect, it bears a lot of resemblance to the story of the genesis frog, or Bilious Slick◊
, from the webcomic Homestuck
. Don't take this as an accusation; your avatar implies you're aware of the series, but that doesn't mean you're intentionally emanating it. I'm just saying that you may want to alter the story a bit before making it a big project. Perhaps you could use a different animal? Or have multiple frog-gods instead of just the one? Again, I'm not trying to shoot you down; I think your writing sounds great and you certainly have potential as a storyteller.
edited 1st Dec '11 6:29:37 AM by Takwin