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Late Cretaceous Payback

by on September 20, 2013

This weekend’s Trifecta challenge was to write a 33-word time travel story.  This was what my muse gave me. Enjoy.

Marsha wanted to meet Newton. Cindy wanted to see dinosaurs. Cindy’s wealth funded their research. She got her way, like always. But Marsha knew how to set the chronometer. Pity about that comet…

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34 Comments
  1. Poor Cindy got squished! Beware what you pay for. Good one!

  2. Nicely done! If I had been Marsha I might have set the chronometer a little bit further back, just in case…

  3. Deep impact and Armageddon movies in person. Neat.

    • I prefer Deep Impact, myself. There’s some really good performances in that movie.

  4. Lance permalink

    I didn’t see the comet coming. We never do. Love this.

  5. You always have such a unique and creative take on the challenges…I enjoyed reading what your muse served up!

  6. Kir Piccini permalink

    Going back doesn’t mean you always have the answers. Comets gonna come.

    liked it.

    • “Comets gonna come.” I like that. I want that on a bumper sticker.

      • Kir Piccini permalink

        Zazzle or Cafe Press would be happy to make one for you 🙂

        I have been reading Pete the Cat books with my sons, and Pete is a pothead (I think…I mean he is a kid’s book, but he has groovy buttons, rocking socks and he says things like “buttons come and buttons go”) and it has effected my inflection…”comets gonna come” just sounds RIGHT doesn’t it?

  7. Deliciously wicked.

  8. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!! Money may not be able to buy love, but in this case it sure did suck for the dino’s! I’d pick Newton too.

  9. pratibha permalink

    Haha! Clever twist. A complete tale in 33 words. Well done.

  10. Your muse rocks and is intelligent. 🙂

  11. KymmInBarcelona permalink

    Hahaha Given my funding record so far, I guess I’ll learn how to set a chronometer. Thanks for the tip, Michael!

  12. Draug419 permalink

    That’s a bit far to go just because you missed seeing Newton haha

  13. An unpaid friend is worth more than a thousand paid, Eh? Unfortunately, I’ve had friends like Marsha.

    • Hopefully not literally like Marsha, as in, “send your rival to the comets” Marsha…

  14. Those comets are tricksy!

  15. I guess it might have behooved Cindy to be a bit more thoughtful…

  16. Hahahaha. Nice!
    Sometimes people need to be taught a lesson, even if it’s done in a tricky way.
    -Alicia Audrey
    http://www.aliciaaudrey.com/blog/trifextra-86-1986

  17. Great job saying so much in just 33 words!

  18. ok. I hit enter before finishing my comment. I love the Marsha and Cindy reference. Don’t tell anyone but I am a huge Brady Bunch fan…

  19. Haven’t we learned anything from Jurassic Park? Thanks for linking up!

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