Wonderful prose and a good, creative, unusual story. Thank you for such strong and beautiful imagery. The worst kind of story I can think of. The girl, still in pajamas, bounces on her bed—where a toy green dinosaur sits—and finally decides, she wants “a pet much bigger, more the size of, well, A HOUSE!” If I Had a Dinosaur celebrates childhood and children’s imaginations and creativity. Funny how that works — how whether revenge-murder porn is just that, or Art, or something worse, depends chiefly on whose gory death is being fantasized. Poetry masquerading as fiction. What I think I would eat, what kind of dinosaur I would be, and what part of the world I think I would live in, etc. Lacking in theme, character arc and denouement. Pulling the child by the shirt collar, she crosses the street and ducks into a grocery. Just gorgeous. It’s not a story for me, but I don’t care: it’s awesome and you should be proud of it. ... Their teeth were thick from side to side. Please go away. Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. Poetic, lovely, with a gut-punch of an ending. whatever its an alright story. but a hugo and nebula award nomination? The biggest pig went to the market and asked for the largest soda. Am currently working on a dream story and am stuck in plot clay. Controversy followed shortly thereafter, and the controversy blew up a little bit when the nominations came out. For no particular reason, I would like to hereby publicly state that while nobody I love is a dinosaur, I have no compassion for anybody else’s family, and I do an uncanny impression of a wrathful god. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sara ErnstImagine. ... while a T. rex would pretty much pulverize you. I’m melancholy tonight, too much prose in my life. Posted by 6 months ago. It establishes the structure of the story as a series of If/then statements. If I could give it an award I’d do so. My happiness would become petals. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. You have given us a moving, quirky, poetic, heart-wrenching, loving story. This is very, very well-written. It’s a great story! It’s a story about a woman telling herself a science fiction story. In other words, thoroughly likable. I’d promise never to do something like that again. You’d harmonize with me, your rough, vibrating voice a strange counterpoint to mine. far away. I don’t know how Rachel Swirsky feels about controversy surrounding her stories, but one of my personal career goals is for people to get into bar fights over my stories, so in my head canon, she’s smug. Has anyone on this comment board ever actually read SciFi? Of the three most common pets, she likes dogs, has a cat, and a fish is simply too wet! If everyone else thought about my stories the way I feel about yours, I would be so ashamed. Reader, Rachel Swirsky just stabbed you in the guts by breaking a pattern. For those pondering whether it truly counts as SF, consider this: it is a metafictional story. Your eyes … Neither science fiction NOR a story. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be … Beautiful and haunting. As with many other pieces to run through the Crucible, the element I really want to stare hard at is its structure. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), “For the Last Time, It’s Not a Raygun” at the Overcast. If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky is a second person POV story that works really well. None has ever so much as commented negatively upon my education except in positive terms, nor on anyone else’s skin colour or background. 1 comment. They assume that the description of “gin soaked ” and “brandishing pool cues” is somehow an attack by the writer on working class people. Then, the middle pig went to the market and asked for the largest soda. share. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. This might be my polyamorous heart talking, but if you don’t love the narrator, just a little bit, by that line, I question either your reading comprehension or your capacity for human sentiment. Something horrible happened, yet the author managed to decouple the event (through poor choice of the kids’ poetry device) from its horror, and the perpetrators (through tired stereotype) from the visceral feeling you should have for them. I would totally go for a cow or something! No one who goes over the wall is... Y’all some weak people this story is not even sad come on now. Editors Note: This is the winning entry of our 2020 Holiday Horrors Flash Fiction Contest. This is SciFi? simple but fun writing paired with bright comedic illustrations are sure to make this book a hit with the kids! It’s not science fiction, it’s science fiction fiction. He’d have the power and ferocity of a dinosaur, not to do violence, but to avoid it. USA. Synopsis. Here’s where we start to get the explicit explanation of what the missing frame story would tell us, and it’s done through the technique introduced in the first sentence of establishing a set of expectations and then thwarting them. Near the end, you have the *childish* “I’M GONNA KILL THEM!!! A woman was walking down the street with her young child. If you were a T-Rex, then I would become a zookeeper so that I could spend all my time with you. The map — available here — lets you input your hometown (or any city you want) to see where it was in the world millions of years ago. It is sad. Every time I read Correia or Torgersen I am inspired and revved up. You, like Triceratops, have a big head. I have a few issues with this poem, two specifically. I suppose we can expect that from works of writing. ( Log Out /  An amazing story. Dinosaur Pick Up Lines Here you will find funny, silly and hilarious dinosaur pick up lines for teens and adults. Feel. hide. This draws attention to the fact that the story is a story, the very effect that leads to some people ragging on second person. Animal 108 Bird 23 Cat 33 Dinosaur 51 Dog 79 Horse 28 Insect 27 Marine Life 56 lots of fun, silly & even useful things to do when you just happen to find a dinosaur laying around the house. A Kids video book about dinosaur. She’s emotionally shattered, after all. report. I just followed Murderbot, so that's starting the week with good life choices. Still, I’d know that it was for the best that you marry another creature like yourself, one that shares your body and bone and genetic template. Since students at this level are not yet able to comprehend the concept of extinction, these lessons focus on ideas that serve as a foundation for later learning about extinction. Not to mention that it sets up the repeated motif of establishing an image with one set of preconceived notions and then immediately providing detail that undermines them. And great right brain/left brain imagination — the science was strong. Totally some kind of plant, I'm a vegetarian! hide. For example, if you traveled back to the dinosaur age, or it traveled to you in some kind of scientific disaster, you might find yourself running from a duplex-sized reptile. It’s in a quasi-second person, but there’s no pretense at all that the “you” addressed in the story is, in fact, the reader. The title could be altered to “If you were a man with a gun” or “If you had four other friends at the bar last night” and the main idea of “if her fiance were a more intimidating and violent force” would remain the same. If you sang unrequited love songs, I’d take you on tour. It is well deserved! !” response to violence, followed by realizing the ethical impact of such. I would bloom into the most beautiful flower. I didn’t know I was thirsting for poetry until I read your story. Some kind of small animal. Biologists would reverse engineer chickens until they could discover how to give them jaws with teeth. Loved it! If I Were A Dinosaur. Oh, that was devastatingly beautiful. No. That wasn’t a review, it was Twitter snark. 1. I’d make my bed on the floor of your cage, in the moist dirt, cushioned by leaves. ! This is not speculative fiction, as hard as it tries to make us think so. But don’t panic. It is a good thing Ms Swirsky was blessed with an XX Chromosome otherwise this drek would not get a second glance. As a paleontologist lies in a coma, his fiancée tells him how things would be different if he were a Tyrannosaurus rex. Let me say that again. Congratulations on your Hugo nomination. It’s like our little canary in a coal mine, giving us a fair warning. That being said, I did enjoy the sudden gut-punch of the trauma at the bar, and some of the hypotheticals, in the beginning, were interesting to explore. Safe. share. Congratulations to Rachel Swirsky for the deserved Nebula Award. No one has found evidence of dinosaurs giving live birth — and, just like some birds today, dinosaurs laid clutches of multiple eggs. 12K likes. One of those stories that leave me wishing I had written it. They’d grasp each other for comfort instead of seizing the pool cues with which they beat you, calling you a fag, a towel-head, a shemale, a sissy, a spic, every epithet they could think of, regardless of whether it had anything to do with you or not, shouting and shouting as you slid to the floor in the slick of your own blood. Your nostrils would flare as you inhaled the night and then, with the suddenness of a predator, you’d strike. Congratulations on your win! People are still angry about “Equations” over fifty years later, and it took me over a year to properly understand what Hand was doing with “Flight”. There’s an inherent distance with this story that is very important to the success of its emotional impact. Albeit, with the children’s book releasing 10 years earlier. A brilliantly written love story with a sharp haunting edge to it. I’m so happy to get something more–something richer for my mind–out of this story now. Whereas you—fragile, lovely, human you—must rely on wits and charm. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. I was thinking that it is like The Runaway Bunny for grown-ups! A magnificent story. Her compassion here is relentless, but it’s also a bit of her downfall, because it breaks her out of the safe space of her fantasy. The only bigotry I ever see is from the educated people, especially the socialists. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Apex Magazine. This so perfectly tells the story of Reginald Denny. How reporters adore my face, the face of the paleontologist’s fiancée with her half-planned wedding, bouquets of hydrangeas already ordered, green chiffon bridesmaid dresses already picked out. I feel like the childishness of it is intentional. A T-Rex, even a small one, would never have to stand against five blustering men soaked in gin and malice. I came prepared not to care for the story…and was pleasantly surprised. yeah, i agree that this isn’t actually sci-fi. In today’s post, I will be writing about if I was a dinosaur. I read and I rebel, because things are rarely this cut and dried, rarely as simple as they are portrayed here, like this person, hate those, these are the good guys, those are the bad: I can get easy simple polarized views at any particular biased news outlet of my choice, and this is junk, no offense to anybody who may or may not have been hurt in any inspiring incident that may or may not have occurred. What a bizarre comment. Wanting to protect and defend somebody like that is admirable. However, these are hypotheticals I’ve already read before, and though they are made more interesting by the implementation of a dinosaur as a character: I do not personally believe the existence of a dinosaur in a story to be a legitimate enough reason for it to be categorically science fiction. What is meaningful to students at this level is exploration of the dinosaur world that once existed. I would say get a clue, but I’m quite sure you wouldn’t recognize one. “However, we show that if you expand the dataset to include more recent dinosaur family trees and a broader set of dinosaur types, the results don’t actually all point to this conclusion – in fact only about half of them do.” Sampling bias. nonsense. I’d bloom. And a well written and entirely correct one. I also love that the people who are decrying this as ignorant are showing their own ignorance in their assumptions. Riveting and beautiful…I could not stop reading. My mistake. 2.8k. This does not deserve to be called the best short story the field can produce. October 16, 2015 October 16, 2015 The Peculiarist fantasy, Review Apex Magazine, Brainery, fantasy, poems, poetic prose, poetry, Rachel Swirsky, review, short story, writing. Thank you, Rachel. What it does in this case is create a relationship between the narrator and the reader. Thanks. Another predator, gotta take out the competition. From any genre. Nebula Award Winner and, thus far, Hugo Award Nominee. You could have a big head because you just got pouf'ed at the hairdresser, or because that cute barista smiled at you at Starbucks, or because you finally remembered to wear your Viking helmet to that regional sales meeting. The paleontologist’s fiancée who waits by the bedside of a man who will probably never wake. She’s happy, but her heart is breaking, and this is her fantasy. Hate speech against whom?! report. I think the assumptions by some of the more libertarian bent people like Hoyt are hilarious about this story. The woman has a vivid premonition that the man has raped her and hooked her child on crack. One of the most unconventional stories I have ever read, and one that pays off with infinite rewards. I don’t like what Dostoyevsky’s stories say either. I was awed and, I dare even say, humbled by your writing. save. how in the hell did this ever get nominated let alone win anything? Write on. -If I were a dinosaur-Hello. I’d lead you to them quietly, oh so quietly. The answer will surprise you, and you will probably wonder why you were never told before. If audiences wept at the melancholic beauty of your singing, they’d rally to fund new research into reviving extinct species. Just wanted to say, “Well done.”. They are ready to learn that there were many different kinds of dinosaurs; that some dinosaurs ate plants while others were meat eaters; and they are ready to learn a little about what the di… “…works of writing”? Now you are in “Inception” territory mate. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. The existence of stories you don’t like discourages you from being a writer? I’m a “working class” woman. Share Previous Next. For those of you who say that the narrator is disturbed – perhaps that’s supposed to be the point? If you were a dinosaur, you'd be a gorgesaurus. Far, far away from the SciFi genre. I first read this story when it was nominated for a Hugo. The fact that YOU THINK it won a Hugo says a lot about your ability to contribute to this discussion. This is 100% a speculative fiction story. Review: If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love. I couldn’t help but notice the specificity. Clearly SciFi has evolved into the same pointless dross as modern art – a minimum amount of effort on the part of the artist looking for the maximum return. I never cease to be amazed by this story. This was amazing. They’d run. It was first published in Apex Magazine in 2013. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. It also sneaks in exposition about what’s going on in the (completely elided) frame story. When you couldn’t sleep, I’d sing you lullabies. Defying the literary standards at such a fundamental level can produce remarkable, memorable work; I’m reminded of Tom Godwin’s “the Cold Equations”, for instance, or Elizabeth Hand’s “the Maiden Flight of McCauley’s [i]Bellerophon[/i]”. This is a comment about a comment about yet another comment. It’s gold. This is an opening line that does a ton of heavy lifting. I’d watch awkwardly in green chiffon that made me look sallow, as I listened to your vows. wow. Yes, a dinosaur is a unique and a “new” biological organism (depending on it’s inception to this story), but this story hardly depends on this new creature. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Also, there’s no cash prize involved, just the block of lucite. The person telling us an SF story is not Rachel Swirsky, it is the unnamed fiancee of the brutalized paleontologist. We like her for that. Linda Stegall. He can roll all he likes, so long as he stays there. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then nothing could break you, and if nothing could break you, then nothing could break me. ….then this story stops being funny at all, and starts being hate speech. In fact, it’s not the T-Rex who goes on, in hypothetical if/then-land, to instigate violence, but his zookeeper partner who leads him to the enemies. Sort by. This story is upsetting to certain people. I found the beginning of the poem in the same vein (if not derivative) of a children’s book titled “I Love You Stinky Face”. OMG. Very well-written and moving. I loved it! This is beautiful. And because those with a damaged empathy never fail to reveal themselves when they read it. He gulped it up and asked where the bathroom is. Tragic sad, not pathetic sad. 99% Upvoted. See whole one liner: Girl, if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a at Onelinefun.com Search in the largest collection of one liners and puns All one liners Choose by topic For special events New one liners You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. The inner narrative is joyously strange and exuberantly weird, but the frame story is mundane and tragic and brutal and sad and mournful and viciously, heartbreakingly ordinary. View More. What dinosaur would you be? We’ve been hearing a story from somebody who, we now know, is a really and truly decent person to the important people in her life, and something is not right. That might not necessarily have been the case, though. I came to this having been primed to find drek. I’d avert my eyes from the newspapers when they showed photographs of the men’s tearful widows and fatherless children, just as they must avert their eyes from the newspapers that show my face. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. They’d hide beneath the tables instead of knocking them over. Beautiful is not the word I would choose, disturbed is far closer to the mark. Can you take a moment to appreciate the forest before rebuking a single shrub? If you gave the Haydens a cookie, they’d expect to control the Hugos EVERY year. Wow. I’d trust in your teeth and talons to keep you/me/us safe now and forever from the scratch of chalk on pool cues, and the scuff of the nurses’ shoes in the hospital corridor, and the stuttering of my broken heart. And, I make no assumption that this story vilifies working class people at all. There’s no explicit frame story, but you’re about to find out what happened anyway. It is magnificently beautiful. And suddenly 2020 makes perfect sense, as a long game to make sure Biden doesn't get better optics on his inaugurat…. “If you give a mouse a cookie” was more riveting and had the added advantage of having beautifully rendered pictures that catered to my apparently slavish tastes in literature. (The preceding records, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug, were reissued last year by Merge.) This story is…well, award worthy. If you'd rather, you can learn about many of these amazing dinosaur facts by watching the movie: Forbidden History: Dinosaurs and the Bible. I think I’ve found it. And that, coming from me, is the highest praise I can bestow. Rich people are also drunks, pool players and bigots.So if you assume that from reading it, what does that about your own assumptions. I hope you enjoy my quiz. It is a work of art, it shows excellent mastery of the writer’s craft, and I commend you, Ms Swirsky, for your accomplishment. Thank you. Scratch marks in the ground — not unlike those made by some modern ground-dwelling birds — give us a clue that some dinosaurs probably showed off to potential mates. There were three pigs. This lesson is the second of a two-part series on dinosaurs. I’d be jealous, of course, and also sad, because I want to marry you. We applaud her. I was reading so much because I wanted to find out what made a story worthy of a Nebula. I’d watch as you decanted their lives—the flood of red; the spill of glistening, coiled things—and I’d laugh, laugh, laugh. Here's a look at If you're a dinosaur, a sesame street parody. It’s childish. Nearly perfect, I’d say. Wow, such bigotry in a story. I was all smiles until you wrung tears from me. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Seriously? This is handy because, as we’ve noted in other structurally interesting pieces, the story is short and having the structure do some of the work keeps that from being a handicap. meh, it’s derivative of Rachel Swirsky, and your imagery isn’t SFnal enough. Exactly, Such a great love story. This yarn is not drek. They’d work until they’d built you a mate. “That wasn’t a review, it was Twitter snark.”. Hugo Award finalist, Nebula Award winner, World Fantasy Award finalist, Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™, A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of…, each thing i show you is a piece of my death, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the…, Bonus 2021 International Fantasists Issue, https://apex-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/apex01.mp3. Wow…. My idea of what makes something SFnal has broadened over the past couple of years by reading diverse works that treat SF in different ways. It doesn’t deserve the accolades. Well, she knocked this one out of the park, didn’t she! Because this hypothetical fantasy? None of the naysayers seems capable of coherent thought, much less quality writing. It establishes the structure of the story as a series of If/then statements. (Hint: for commenting on this purposes, you should, too.). Maybe if the woman imagined that the man was an alien who would abduct her? 100% Upvoted. ( Log Out /  This young woman has never actually spoken to a black person, let alone had any meaningful interaction. if you do please take my others, … You really should. best. Gorgeous and so sad–a wonderful story, thank you. Trust me when I say that is utterly untrue. I suppose the world should at least be thankful for that. Your eyes would gaze gently from beneath your bony brow-ridge. Whereas you—fragile, lovely, human you—must rely on wits and charm. You communicated a really lovely combination of emotion and defiance. correction on my part, you said “older, better-known”, you did not say “better”. After reading this story and the comments I await the child proclaiming that the emperor has no clothes. If all I needed was something blue, I’d run across the church, heels clicking on the marble, until I reached a vase by the front pew. i think i could write an actual scifi story and i haven’t taken any sort of writing class since i was in high school over 10 years ago. There were many dinosaurs but taking this quiz could tell you which dinosaur you would be out of Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops or pterodactyl. if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a Gorgeousaurus morelenmir. Here, that’s not really the case: the distancing effect of metafiction leaves us, ultimately, in Stein’s Oakland. Still, the idea that non-avian dinosaurs were uniformly gigantic is a misconception based in part on preservation bias, as large, sturdy bones are more likely to last until they are fossilized. . Terrific story. What would you eat if you were on an island by yourself? But both of those are undeniably SF. Enjoy. ( Log Out /  Well, clues aren’t anything a person is expected to recognize. I’m glad, though, that it was a short short story. And all dinosaurs laid eggs. Shifty Bitwise Surprising, touching and wonderful. This copy kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers. Reading stories like this discourage me from pursuing my own interest as a writer. There were also many Natural catastrophes that helped our planet to become what it is today. All I’d need would be something blue. I would stretch joyfully toward the sun. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including. This is an opening line that does a ton of heavy lifting. From my throat, bees would drink exotic nectars. In a bid to gauge a reaction from potential new hires, employers have started to turn to the types of bizarre questions – traditionally associated with the academic interviews of Oxford and Cambridge. Have no familiarity with the genesis of the story/poem whatever–whether this event really happened, or if details were changed in the telling–but it doesn’t really matter. I don’t mean to speak for him, but the meaning I took is that if the antagonists in this story were minorities from an urban area, the reaction would be very different. Learn How to get free kindle Kids books directly from Amazon at http://AReadingPlace.com/dinosaurs. Secondly, I’m having a hard time properly categorizing this as science fiction. I would be borrowed, too, because I’d be borrowing your happiness. If you would like to learn more about Gallimimus you can take a look at these websites. I’m not sure what the negative commenters are seeing when they picture “five blustering men soaked in gin and malice” who beat up an apparently fragile-looking palentologist but I suspect it’s got more to do with their own preconceptions and with whom in the story they are identifying than what the words say. The one good thing about this horrid tripe of a story is that it’s one of the things that gave us “Sad Puppies”. It’s not as bad as the detractors say it is, but it’s a blatant Mary-Sue revenge fantasy. It was quite beautifully done. Really? Girl, if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a Gorgeousaurus. If they built you a mate, I’d stand as the best woman at your wedding. I’d avert my eyes from the newspapers when they showed photographs of the men’s tearful widows and fatherless children, just as they must avert their eyes from the newspapers that show my face. Just go. If you were a dinosaur... what would you be? Issue content is made available for free on this website via piecemeal over the two months between issues. 270 comments. I couldn’t read past the first two sentenses. I loved every word of this. there is no science central to this prose that holds this thing up, and without the science as a backbone it ain’t science fiction. It is difficult to assess the diversity of dinosaurs due to gaps in the fossil record. You have been shivved by a master. For anybody who missed the brouhaha, the high level (and very charitable) rendering of the argument is that the people who read the story and went “OMG, Rachel Swirsky, you just broke my heart,” got into a fight with people who looked at the story and went, “Uh, that’s not speculative.”  I have opinions about the respective camps, but they’re not pertinent here, so I’ll ignore them. Be amazed by this story at least be thankful for that comment Log in sign up to you ’. 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