What do you see # 33 – 8 June 2020 – Stegs

 He liked nothing more than a walk in the path with Stegs.
It was easy when he was little as he looked like a toy he could hold in his hand but as he grew it became more and more difficult.
Most people thought Stegs was a blow-up toy, lifelike but that’s as far as their imaginations went.
In the park they could wander and Stegs liked to be with the boy who seemed to be able to find just the right plants Stegs liked to nibble on.
 That was the issue with having a stegosaurus as a pet, feeding him. Not that he was all that fussy but the boy knew when he’d found the right plant, as Stegs would munch into it with plenty of gusto.
Today was one of those beautiful spring days where both boy and Stegs were happy to be out. As they wandered along the boy would regale Stegs with stories of his life, he loved telling him about his family: his grandfather who had fought in the war, his dad who had invented a machine for injecting life saving vaccine and about his brother who was seriously good at sport.
Stegs was a good listener and although he wasn’t so good at contributing to the conversation the boy liked that Stegs was listening.
In the late afternoon the boy headed for home and upon arriving greeted his mother in the usual way, telling her in his gushing way about his walk in the park with Stegs. His mum understood her son and listened to his account of his afternoon before serving him his dinner of sausages and three veg.
Later as she tucked him into bed she asked him if he had any plans for the next day.
“I’ll check with Stegs and see if he’s free,” replied her son, “I was thinking there should be some tasty plants at the far end of the park. He eats a lot mum, and he burps,” giggled the boy as he drifted off to sleep.
Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/06/08/what-do-you-see-33-8-june-2020/
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16 Responses to What do you see # 33 – 8 June 2020 – Stegs

  1. Sadje says:

    I really love this story Michael. Stegs, imagined or real is a good friend.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

  2. Oh, I loved this Michael.

  3. msjadeli says:

    This would make a great children’s book.

  4. Chris Hall says:

    I agree with Li, it could develop into a lovely children’s story book.

  5. Lyn says:

    Love this type of story, Michael. I’m reminded of that wonderful James Stewart movie, “Harvey.”

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