99 Word Flash Fiction: Man It’s a Hot One

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Man its a hot one

The sauropod moaned

I may be the largest

but my bellies the emptiest

My grass is all shrivelling 

Man its a hot one

The Ceratopsians moaned

I may be the oddest

With my frills and my horn

My grass is all shrivelling

Man its a hot one

The Tyrannosaur moaned

I may be the most dangerous 

With my teeth and my claws

But my prey are all vanishing

Man its a Hot one

A crater in Mexico 

Kilometers wide

Rebounding meter storms 

Set fires world wide

Man its a hot one

The dinosaurs died.

In response to Charli over at the Carrot Ranch where she asks:

July 1, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the phrase, “Man, it’s a hot one.” You can choose a gender neutral replacement for the slang, “man” or any other general address. The phrase can lead, end or show up in the middle of the story. If the prompt leads you to a creative idea to alter the phrase, do it! And stay cool this week!

Respond by July 7, 2015 to be included in the weekly compilation.Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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15 Responses to 99 Word Flash Fiction: Man It’s a Hot One

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    This is a great response, Irene. Dry wit with serious undercurrents.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Fun, Irene. With history! I take it you have seen Jurrassic World?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A. E. Robson says:

    An interesting take on history.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You nailed this one – much fun to read!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. M-R says:

    IRENE ! – a noo yoo ! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Charli Mills says:

    That is an awesome flash! A bit of premonition — man going the way of the dino?

    Liked by 1 person

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  8. Sherri says:

    Love your photo and poem Irene, very clever, humourous and the perfect take on Charli’s ‘heat’ prompt. It’s great to be back here again, I know I’ve missed so many of your posts, but I’ll try and catch up here as best I can and will read on from now on. Thanks for the smiles again my friend 🙂 ❤

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