Flash Fiction Friday #10

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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This is related to my Adventures with Harrison and Mason vignettes in that it features their curious little boy, Jaxon. This bit of flash is from Jaxon’s POV, sharing the scene with Mason’s grandfather.

“Look, Gramps,” Jaxon said, “you can see the scratch marks on that tree.”

“But what makes you think it’s one of those dinosaurs… albertowhatchacallits?”

“Albertadromeus. Pop said that’s what it might be. Don’t worry, though… they’re small plant-eaters.”

Gramps laughed. “Oh, I wasn’t worried. And I’m not surprised at your source.”

“Pop knows a lot about dinosaurs.”

“Yes, I remember when Mason was your age. He dug holes in my backyard every time his mom and dad brought him to visit. Said he was digging for fossils.”

“Yeah. Daddy says the scratches are probably from a dog, but that’s boring.”

If anyone would like to join me in a Flash Fiction Friday link-around, I’m going to start posting a preview of the image early in the week, with instructions.

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