Taste of Success

Photo by: J Hardy Carroll

Jones sighed contentedly. When they had accidentally been locked into the eco-dome with no supplies, that was bad. That the door couldn’t be opened for two weeks, was worse. The dome being full of predatory dinosaurs was a catastrophe.

Yet they had survived, and in minutes the door would open. “I’m glad we didn’t starve,” said Jones. “Also glad you’re a highly-trained field operative. Otherwise, we’d be dino food.”

Agent Haversham shrugged and chewed contentedly, “Told you we’d make it.”

“Well, I think survival tastes sweet. What about you?”

Haversham paused to consider his roasted Velociraptor bone. “Tastes like chicken.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/01/15/17-january-2020/

Author’s Notes:

It is well established now that the dinosaurs weren’t entirely killed off. Their modern forebears live among us, we just call them birds. So from that, can we guess at what dinosaurs taste like? Have a look at this:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ypx4x5/this-is-what-dinosaur-meat-tasted-like

Velociraptor (fast, predatory dinosaur)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velociraptor

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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21 Responses to Taste of Success

  1. tedstrutz says:

    I knew when I saw this photo it was perfect for you.

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  2. msjadeli says:

    LOL Good, I’m glad something was able to take out one of those little beasties!

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  3. joetwo says:

    Velociraptors can be tricky. I wouldn’t want them negociating against me. https://joe2stories.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/picture-it-and-write-real/

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    When the birds revert back to dinosaurs, life will be tough, we probably taste rather like chicken to them.

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  5. Dale says:

    Hah! Good one, Eric. I probably would have ended up dino food, myself.

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  6. Dear Eric,

    I wonder if the dino ate us he’d say we taste like chicken? Love the last line.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. pennygadd51 says:

    Entertaining story, EagleAye. You had me smiling!

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  8. bearmkwa says:

    What a wonderful little story this week. 🙂 ❤

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  9. List of X says:

    Apparently, velociraptors were the size of a turkey (according to the Wikipedia article you linked). So maybe one doesn’t need to be in special forces to take one down. (Although, some turkeys can be pretty nasty).

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    • EagleAye says:

      Very true, but Turkeys aren’t pack hunters with killing claws. Killing one velociraptor isn’t the problem, it’s killing all eight of them before they get you! 😉

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  10. granonine says:

    Perfect last line 🙂

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  11. Hah! ‘Why did the dinosaurs die out?’ ‘They were delicious!’ Did Jones and Haversham manage to find 11 secret herbs and spices to cook the velociraptor with?

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  12. draliman says:

    Nothing like a nice dinosaur steak, as the Flintstones would say. We both had the “tastes like chicken” line this week!

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  13. James McEwan says:

    The truth in this story is; if the dinosaurs were alive today then we would have Dino Steaks – the fast food outlet.

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  14. Lyn says:

    Loved it! 😀

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