Dinosaurs and Noah’s Ark (Friday Fictioneers)

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Image by Roger Bultot

Our street used to be so quiet before Old Man Ted moved in next door.

‘Dinosaurs! Let me tell you about dinosaurs!’

Not in an interesting way though.

‘God had no need for dinosaurs!’

Okay, we didn’t go to church regularly, but we weren’t exactly arguing survival of the fittest and all that.

But he just wouldn’t stop.

‘Meteorites killed them? Never! Weren’t no dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark.’

When the meteorite did hit Old Man Ted’s house no one bothered to question it further. It could have been God, or it could have been evolution. I guess we’ll never know.


A couple of weeks ago my writers group presented at the Newcastle Writers Festival on how to take your writing from hobby to publication. What an experience! We enjoyed every moment. Of course we took the opportunity to promote Friday Fictioneers as a brilliant way to improve your writing and instantly get an international audience. So here’s a shout out to anyone who has joined FF for the first time this week… WELCOME!

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly online challenge where writers from around the world post 100 word stories inspired by the one photo. To read more, click here.


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21 responses to “Dinosaurs and Noah’s Ark (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Hahaha, this is amazing!!! Thank you for the laughter, such a great story. 🙂

  2. Dear Jessie,

    Poetic justice, perhaps? Funny and unique take on the prompt. I doubt there will be many dinosaurs this week. 😉



  3. A different take. There’ll be few meteor strikes too, I’d wager. Well done.

  4. Love it! A meteor right through his roof!

  5. See, meteors aren’t all bad 🙂
    A unique take!

  6. micklively

    Isn’t it wonderful how nature has a way of leveling things?
    Great piece.

  7. I think we have probably all met someone like Ted sometime.

  8. Clever and witty. Is it wrong to wish for a meteor to rain down on a “Ted”? Yes? Thought so. Just checking.
    Be well,

  9. LOL. A very unique take on the prompt. A fun read!

  10. I love this take.. what an amazing idea, many points for originality. I hope Ted returns to FF just to see this 🙂

  11. Hammer of Karma *swat*. Love it.

  12. Janet

    I love your work

  13. Dear Jessie,

    I love the way you write with your tongue in cheek. still smiling here.



  14. gahlearner

    In the end, nature always wins, no matter what Ted believes, or doesn’t believe. That was great!

  15. Ha, I guess the photo does look like it could work like a meteor crash site…a tiny one…

  16. God most definitely. Evolution’ s aim is notoriously poor.

  17. Really loved your approach on the prompt. Dinosaurs and funny both in one piece.

  18. Ha! Ha! He probably deserved a Darwin award.

  19. Very funny. What an annoying man – a fitting ending for him.

  20. Cleverly told. Should we name the meteorite Karma? 😀

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