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100 word fiction – Plesiosaur in the backyard

Pleisiosaur in the backyard

Pleisiosaur in the backyard

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

Rodney was one of the most famous palaeontologists in the city. His work on dinosaurs and fossils had earned him acclaim from all around the world.

Seeing the skeleton of the plesiosaur in their backyard one early morning, his daughter Laura literally yelled her guts out.

“Daddy, why do dinosaurs look so scary. It seems as though they are always angry and ready to bite someone?”

“Laura, one of the main reasons they look scary is because we palaeontologists only have their skeletons to reconstruct their entire body shape and size. And we tend to be biased in our analysis.”

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – May – My post no 11 for this month.


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  1. That’s some reason! Good one Aseem! 🙂

    • aseemrastogi2

      Thanks Ananya. Nice to know you liked it. Welcome to my blog :).

  2. Heh. The sharp, huge teeth may contribute just a bit to the general perception. Great story.

    • aseemrastogi2

      True, guess we have all had that perception from the time the Jurassic movies have been coming out :D. Thanks for dropping by :).

  3. I wouldn’t mess with a plesiosaur, whatever it looked like.
    Good piece.

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