So you’re sitting at home watching Jurassic Park with your boyfriend for the millionth time and you turn to look at him and wonder . . . If you were a dinosaur, my love . . .
An ode to a surreal, lyrical fantasy that’s moments away from turning into monster porn. Until the end when the fantasy cracks to reveal a violent reality, and the inspiration for the daydream.
If you were a dinosaur, my love . . . you could’ve defended yourself against your bigoted attackers instead of lying in bed, a comatose vegetable. I’d rather you be a different species to myself, equipped to fend off any and all threats, than lose you altogether.
A strange and exceedingly short story – or vignette, if you want to be exact – at only 966 words.
*Hugo Awards 2014 Best Short Story Nominee, read for free via the LonCon3 Hugo Voter Pack.
**Can be read online for free HERE.