FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 19, 2017 – the Museum Visit


Image: Yinglan Z.

Joey and his dad were on their first visit to the museum and both were excited to see the new dinosaur exhibit. They had arrived early and waited patiently at the head of the queue for the doors to open.

As they entered the museum Joey stood aghast at the sheer size of the skeleton before him. Up close the teeth looked so real, so big, his eyes were agape as he took in the creature before him.

As they moved to the front of the dinosaur Joey was suddenly seized with the notion that the dinosaur was looking at him. He shook his head only to hear the deafening roar of the beast as its head tilted down upon him.

Grabbing his dad’s hand tightly he found safety behind his father’s leg as the dinosaur swung its mighty head around in front of him.

It was then his dad suggested they go to the bathroom pleased he had brought along a spare pair of pants for his son.


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34 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 19, 2017 – the Museum Visit

  1. Patricia says:

    Joey’s dad is a wise man.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Good one as well, Michael. You are right Jurassic Park does have a lot to answer for. It might have been responsible for Joeys fears and big imagination as well. It’s funny though, I watched that movie over and over as a child and to this day, it’s one of my favorite movies, and series of movies. Also, When they came out with Jurassic World and the trailer recently for the second Jurassic World movie, I was really excited. Something about these dinosaurs once having been so real, giant, and some of them carnivorous really does make one wonder and imagine for good or ill 🙂

  3. any1mark says:

    I always wondered about those animations and how good they were at terrorizing children. Apparently, they work well enough to plan ahead for such emergencies. Nicely done

  4. mhmp77 says:


    Very thoughtful to have a spare available! Nice story-line Michael!


  5. Lyn says:

    Kids’ imaginations can sometimes run away with them. Clever old Dad for knowing this and remembering the boy scout motto 🙂

  6. James says:

    Dad should have warned him about animatronics.

  7. Iain Kelly says:

    Poor kid, he’ll be traumatised for life!

  8. Nice take on the prompt Michael. Kids imagination at its best….. or was it????? 🙂

  9. Hahahahahahaha! Loved the funny twist at the end Michael! LOL! Cute story!

  10. Chances are that no one will take poor Joey seriously till the dinosaur actually wakes up and starts creating havoc. These adults, I tell you… 🙂

  11. The Chad says:

    Sounds like a story Joey’s dad might bring up years down the road for a laugh. Nice story Michael!

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