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This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Pulling the child by the shirt collar, she crosses the street and ducks into a grocery. I feel like the childishness of it is intentional. Assuming. This copy kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers. It’s not a story for me, but I don’t care: it’s awesome and you should be proud of it. Neither science fiction NOR a story. Let me say that again. Share Previous Next. I have a few issues with this poem, two specifically. Congratulations to Rachel Swirsky for the deserved Nebula Award. 5. Write on. share. Wonderful prose and a good, creative, unusual story. Has anyone on this comment board ever actually read SciFi? The paleontologist’s fiancée who waits by the bedside of a man who will probably never wake. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. This was amazing. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Apex Magazine. report. Please go away. These pieces really set a standard in the inrsutdy. And great right brain/left brain imagination — the science was strong. Very well-written and moving. Another predator, gotta take out the competition. It was first published in Apex Magazine in 2013. level 1. just now. 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. He can roll all he likes, so long as he stays there. 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. And because those with a damaged empathy never fail to reveal themselves when they read it. If everyone else thought about my stories the way I feel about yours, I would be so ashamed. I would say get a clue, but I’m quite sure you wouldn’t recognize one. I was all smiles until you wrung tears from me. Gorgeous and so sad–a wonderful story, thank you. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. best. This does not deserve to be called the best short story the field can produce. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. 100% Upvoted. Wow…. it’s an interesting story but, as another commenter pointed out, it’s science fiction fiction; the real story is the narrator’s, which is firmly grounded in reality. What is meaningful to students at this level is exploration of the dinosaur world that once existed. It doesn’t deserve the accolades. “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. Story telling with a scalpel. nonsense. I came to this having been primed to find drek. Poetry masquerading as fiction. this is not science fiction. In today’s post, I will be writing about if I was a dinosaur. 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. Great story! It is magnificently beautiful. (Hint: for commenting on this purposes, you should, too.). This is an opening line that does a ton of heavy lifting. Criminy, what an oversensitive crowd! This so perfectly tells the story of Reginald Denny. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Apex Magazine. The quality of the negative replies tells you everything you need to know about the merits of the story. Reading stories like this discourage me from pursuing my own interest as a writer. Learn How to get free kindle Kids books directly from Amazon at http://AReadingPlace.com/dinosaurs. Just wanted to say, “Well done.”. It is told in the conditional tense, but that doesn’t ban it from the genre–if anything, that heightens its “speculative” tone. A Kids video book about dinosaur. “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. A T-Rex, even a small one, would never have to stand against five blustering men soaked in gin and malice. The only bigotry I ever see is from the educated people, especially the socialists. Sara ErnstImagine. 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. Congratulations on your win! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be … 1249 Tripp Ave My mistake. The person telling us an SF story is not Rachel Swirsky, it is the unnamed fiancee of the brutalized paleontologist. A gentle lure before a hard squeeze on the heart. hide. Surprising, touching and wonderful. If you were a dinosaur, you'd be a gorgesaurus. 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. how in the hell did this ever get nominated let alone win anything? 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’d make my bed on the floor of your cage, in the moist dirt, cushioned by leaves. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including. The worst kind of story I can think of. We applaud her. If you would like to learn more about Gallimimus you can take a look at these websites. He gulped it up and asked where the bathroom is. You’d stand onstage, talons digging into the floorboards. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. As with many other pieces to run through the Crucible, the element I really want to stare hard at is its structure. There’s an inherent distance with this story that is very important to the success of its emotional impact. One of those stories that leave me wishing I had written it. share. The biggest pig went to the market and asked for the largest soda. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. I’d promise never to do something like that again. -If I were a dinosaur-Hello. This yarn is not drek. Oh, that was devastatingly beautiful. That might not necessarily have been the case, though. What would you eat if you were on an island by yourself? I loved it! Well, clues aren’t anything a person is expected to recognize. meh, it’s derivative of Rachel Swirsky, and your imagery isn’t SFnal enough. So, of course, Swirsky undermines us again, and chastises us for that very thing. A deeply compelling story found from Escape Pod. This is a question that city banks have started to pose to budding candidates at interview. Well done, friend. If You Were A Dinosaur You Would Be A Bitch-A-Whoreous. Which one are you? A brilliantly written love story with a sharp haunting edge to it. I think the assumptions by some of the more libertarian bent people like Hoyt are hilarious about this story. No. 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. October 16, 2015 October 16, 2015 The Peculiarist fantasy, Review Apex Magazine, Brainery, fantasy, poems, poetic prose, poetry, Rachel Swirsky, review, short story, writing. It’s a story about a woman telling herself a science fiction story. 99% Upvoted. That wasn’t a review, it was Twitter snark. I have done a lot of reading in the past few months as I try to pursue my own writing career. It’s a great story! Simple. If they built you a mate, I’d stand as the best woman at your wedding. I couldn’t read past the first two sentenses. Paleontologists would mine ancient fossils for traces of collagen. ! 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”. ... Their teeth were thick from side to side. We’d go to Broadway. 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… This is an opening line that does a ton of heavy lifting. ( Log Out /  If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky is a second person POV story that works really well. I came prepared not to care for the story…and was pleasantly surprised. I never cease to be amazed by this story. Seriously? I’d watch awkwardly in green chiffon that made me look sallow, as I listened to your vows. I didn’t know I was thirsting for poetry until I read your story. I would be borrowed, too, because I’d be borrowing your happiness. I’d be jealous, of course, and also sad, because I want to marry you. There’s no explicit frame story, but you’re about to find out what happened anyway. A T-Rex would bare its fangs and they would cower. Riveting and beautiful…I could not stop reading. That was rubbish as well. If you were a dinosaur, my love, I’d teach you the scents of those men. 2.8k. If you were a dinosaur, you'd be a gorgesaurus. 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. I’d bring you raw chickens and live goats. Let’s talk about that elided frame story for a moment. In other words, thoroughly likable. No one who goes over the wall is... Y’all some weak people this story is not even sad come on now. Far, far away from the SciFi genre. From any genre. They’d work until they’d built you a mate. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then nothing could break you, and if nothing could break you, then nothing could break me. 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. Reader, Rachel Swirsky just stabbed you in the guts by breaking a pattern. Then, the middle pig went to the market and asked for the largest soda. Rachel Swirsky holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop and graduated from Clarion West in 2005. I don’t like what Dostoyevsky’s stories say either. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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’m a “working class” woman. They’d hide beneath the tables instead of knocking them over. Loved it! Archived. They assume that the description of “gin soaked ” and “brandishing pool cues” is somehow an attack by the writer on working class people. Are you kidding me?? My happiness would become petals. Animal 108 Bird 23 Cat 33 Dinosaur 51 Dog 79 Horse 28 Insect 27 Marine Life 56 I’d watch the gore shining on your teeth. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. An amazing story. This young woman has never actually spoken to a black person, let alone had any meaningful interaction. The woman has a vivid premonition that the man has raped her and hooked her child on crack. For those of you who say that the narrator is disturbed – perhaps that’s supposed to be the point? If you gave the Haydens a cookie, they’d expect to control the Hugos EVERY year. Up ahead she sees a black man walking toward her. 1 comment. Can you take a moment to appreciate the forest before rebuking a single shrub? No one has found evidence of dinosaurs giving live birth — and, just like some birds today, dinosaurs laid clutches of multiple eggs. If you sang unrequited love songs, I’d take you on tour. Money would flood into scientific institutions. If you were a dinosaur, which one would you be? OMG. . If you'd rather, you can learn about many of these amazing dinosaur facts by watching the movie: Forbidden History: Dinosaurs and the Bible. When you thought I was asleep, you’d cry unrequited love songs into the night. 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. It is sad. Sort by. I’d stare at the two of you standing together by the altar and I’d love you even more than I do now. ( Log Out /  All I can say is, I wish I’d written it. You have given us a moving, quirky, poetic, heart-wrenching, loving story. If I could give it an award I’d do so. Terrific story. 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. I was thinking that it is like The Runaway Bunny for grown-ups! This is SciFi? 1. This thread is archived. You have been shivved by a master. Not only is the emperor nude, but this “story” stinks! Near the end, you have the *childish* “I’M GONNA KILL THEM!!! Her compassion for the families of the people who nearly killed her fiancé is so relentless that it interrupts the coping mechanism she’s using to deal with that same tragedy. As a paleontologist lies in a coma, his fiancée tells him how things would be different if he were a Tyrannosaurus rex. Change ). Poetic, lovely, with a gut-punch of an ending. Nearly perfect, I’d say. I loved every word of this. Secondly, I’m having a hard time properly categorizing this as science fiction. He’d have the power and ferocity of a dinosaur, not to do violence, but to avoid it. 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. I’d pull out a hydrangea the shade of the sky and press it against my heart and my heart would beat like a flower. 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. Because this hypothetical fantasy? 1. This is not speculative fiction, as hard as it tries to make us think so. Apex Magazine is a genre zine that focuses on dark and spectacular science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Your eyes … ( Log Out /  ….then this story stops being funny at all, and starts being hate speech. This is your “Danger, Will Robinson,” moment, but you probably don’t notice on your first time through because you’re a little in love, and you’re sad, and the if/then logic of the story is relentless and carries you on even as the warning signals start. I just followed Murderbot, so that's starting the week with good life choices. 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. Thanks. 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 audiences wept at the melancholic beauty of your singing, they’d rally to fund new research into reviving extinct species. It’s not as bad as the detractors say it is, but it’s a blatant Mary-Sue revenge fantasy. I was reading so much because I wanted to find out what made a story worthy of a Nebula. Think about this. None of the naysayers seems capable of coherent thought, much less quality writing. Close. but a hugo and nebula award nomination? A dinosaur is one of the animals and the creativity between the two is about the same. One of the most unconventional stories I have ever read, and one that pays off with infinite rewards. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. For those pondering whether it truly counts as SF, consider this: it is a metafictional story. And all dinosaurs laid eggs. If you were a dinosaur... what would you be? But don’t panic. 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. This is a comment about a comment about yet another comment. There were also many Natural catastrophes that helped our planet to become what it is today. Just gorgeous. Lacking in theme, character arc and denouement. you’re a twisted person. “That wasn’t a review, it was Twitter snark.”. 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. 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. save. Terrible story, by the way. New issues are released every two months. And that, coming from me, is the highest praise I can bestow. It is difficult to assess the diversity of dinosaurs due to gaps in the fossil record. correction on my part, you said “older, better-known”, you did not say “better”. 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. I suppose the world should at least be thankful for that. All I’d need would be something blue. 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. If I Were A Dinosaur. I’m so happy to get something more–something richer for my mind–out of this story now. Then I read your comments and I’m like “Lord save me from your followers.” If You Were A Dinosaur DID NOT win the Hugo. You’d be fragile-boned and you’d walk with as delicate and polite a gait as you could manage on massive talons. Controversy followed shortly thereafter, and the controversy blew up a little bit when the nominations came out. If I sang you lullabies, I’d soon notice how quickly you picked up music. far away. Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. You communicated a really lovely combination of emotion and defiance. "Right over there," says the store clerk. hide. Really? We know the narrator is telling us a story, and we’re listening to it because it’s quirky and has a 5’10” T-Rex who is loved. You’d be fragile-boned and you’d walk with as delicate and polite a gait as you could manage on massive talons. This is 100% a speculative fiction story. Girl, if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a Gorgeousaurus. Posted by 6 months ago. Shifty Bitwise if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a Gorgeousaurus morelenmir. I’m asking since you said that your university was better than theirs. It also sneaks in exposition about what’s going on in the (completely elided) frame story. Of the three most common pets, she likes dogs, has a cat, and a fish is simply too wet! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The one good thing about this horrid tripe of a story is that it’s one of the things that gave us “Sad Puppies”. Hate speech against whom?! Linda Stegall. I’m melancholy tonight, too much prose in my life. I remember thinking it was beautifully written, but I struggled wtih seeing it as SF. Funny, Sarcastic, Blunt bitch quotes that will make you laugh! Issue content is made available for free on this website via piecemeal over the two months between issues. Safe. Amazing Reading Time Experience. 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. Wow. Aaaaaand you are once again showing your ignorance. 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. By the way, I am a graduate of an older, better-known university than any of those commenting here attended, ironically in Earth Sciences which includes palaeobiology, but one who has worked with and made friends of more working men and women than academics or writers. There are two kinds of people; those who go over the wall, and those who stay behind. In said book, a mother consoles her child through several hypotheticals where her son is some sort of animal/creature. save. If you were a T-Rex, then I would become a zookeeper so that I could spend all my time with you. Thank you for inspiring me. This may have helped at some subliminal level. 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. Feel. There were many dinosaurs but taking this quiz could tell you which dinosaur you would be out of Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops or pterodactyl. Maybe if the woman imagined that the man was an alien who would abduct her? I’d lead you to them quietly, oh so quietly. You’d harmonize with me, your rough, vibrating voice a strange counterpoint to mine. USA. 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. In the same way that “Misery” isn’t a romance novel, but is a novel about romance novels. My soul would feel light because I’d know that you and I had made something new in the world and at the same time revived something very old. View More. You see, the outdated idea that dinosaurs were slow was partly due to the notion that they were likely cold blooded like modern reptiles. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I also love that the people who are decrying this as ignorant are showing their own ignorance in their assumptions. It is a work of art, it shows excellent mastery of the writer’s craft, and I commend you, Ms Swirsky, for your accomplishment. Best of luck, both in the awards process and in all of your writings! I am weeping. It’s childish. Rachel Swirsky‘s “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” started getting award buzz almost the moment it came out. 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. You really should. wow. Dinosaur Pick Up Lines Here you will find funny, silly and hilarious dinosaur pick up lines for teens and adults. The only other place I can think of off-hand that has a structure like this is a lullaby and I don’t think that’s an accident. if you do please take my others, … Summary: Upon reflection, Taehyung's predilection for having sex in the back of the raptors' enclosure almost always comes with a drawback: the very interested eyes of the entire raptor pack. It’s not science fiction, it’s science fiction fiction. 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. The fact that YOU THINK it won a Hugo says a lot about your ability to contribute to this discussion. This story is upsetting to certain people. 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. Audiences would weep at the melancholic beauty of your singing. ... while a T. rex would pretty much pulverize you. Why? What it does in this case is create a relationship between the narrator and the reader. Every time I read Correia or Torgersen I am inspired and revved up. But both of those are undeniably SF. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. Wander.℗ 1349682 Records DKReleased on: 2019-07-19Auto-generated by YouTube. 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. 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. Beautiful is not the word I would choose, disturbed is far closer to the mark. Totally some kind of plant, I'm a vegetarian! I couldn’t help but notice the specificity. This draws attention to the fact that the story is a story, the very effect that leads to some people ragging on second person. 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. Congratulations to Apex and to Rachel Swirsky for the effing HUGO NOMINATION for this piece! I suppose we can expect that from works of writing. Green chiffon would turn into leaves. Editors Note: This is the winning entry of our 2020 Holiday Horrors Flash Fiction Contest. Still, they would see you. 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. It truly is a very interesting dinosaur fact. And since you come at it sideways, with the grief breaking down your fantasy instead of coming at you directly, you’re so much more vulnerable to the impact of the frame story than if there were a proper frame. I’m glad, though, that it was a short short story. This story is…well, award worthy. We like her for that. Here's a look at If you're a dinosaur, a sesame street parody. lots of fun, silly & even useful things to do when you just happen to find a dinosaur laying around the house. Rachel Swirsky, Congratulations on winning the Nebula. 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”. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. In any event, a delightful, lyrical story. And a well written and entirely correct one. 12K likes. Reading it again now, I have no problem seeing it as speculative fiction, and I agree with BaguetteDuSorcier’s comment. Sarah Hoyt (a far better writer) was quite right about this nasty, childish little tale. It is a good thing Ms Swirsky was blessed with an XX Chromosome otherwise this drek would not get a second glance. How could it win an award? And suddenly 2020 makes perfect sense, as a long game to make sure Biden doesn't get better optics on his inaugurat…. I would totally go for a cow or something! and even then it does not qualify as science fiction but as fantasy. And do we blame her? Enjoy. It was quite beautifully done. 76.8k Likes, 166 Comments - Eric Ochoa (@supereeego) on Instagram: “Her: Babe make me laugh for this picture Me: If you were a dinosaur you’d be a Preggosaurus …” You, like Triceratops, have a big head. I would bloom into the most beautiful flower. Thanks and congratulations on your award. whatever its an alright story. Biologists would reverse engineer chickens until they could discover how to give them jaws with teeth. The story structure stumbles after this, breaking, for the first time, into a discussion of the real here and now instead of the implications of a world where her love is a dinosaur. Your flow was effortless and smooth. Of course. Review: If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love. Wow, such bigotry in a story. This is very, very well-written. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. I’ve come back to this story at least ten times since it was published. Whereas you—fragile, lovely, human you—must rely on wits and charm. Exactly, Such a great love story. this is a fever dream of a woman who has issues. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! When I read it, I wondered if it was based on a real incident. What Dostoyevsky ’ s not as bad as the detractors say it is the winning entry of our Holiday... Reading stories like this discourage me from pursuing my own writing career over there, '' says the store.... 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