Close encounters!!


I can’t believe I made it through unscathed, though undoubtedly, the emotional scars will take a while to heal. It was certainly a very close call. For a few moments there, I almost thought, “This is it! This is how it all ends.”

But then, somehow, in some way, from some recklessly valiant cell of my body, I was able to summon up that last ounce of courage which was probably my salvation… and his undoing. I suppose all those self-defense lessons from my teenage years finally paid off. Although it wasn’t what you’d call a ‘fair fight’, I was up against an opponent of dinosaur proportions. I swear, I’ve never seen a lizard that huge!

Honestly, if he thought he could come and live under my roof, and make it difficult for me to move around my own house without first snooping around each damned surface, and scare the living daylights out of me whenever he wished…….. Well, I showed him who’s the boss!!


This is in response to this week’s Trifecta writing challenge, using the word ‘Dinosaur’ meaning one that is impractically large, out-of-date, or obsolete. You can also check out the other entries at:


14 responses »

    • Yeah i know… Lizards are such scary, not to mention filthy, creatures. I did manage to drive this one away bt now i’m perpetually living in the fear that its going to take revenge one way or another :p

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