The Future Is Past

Avatar Author: lauren OH! I create profilactic balloon animals with my pinky toes. Sometimes I am a crazy wildchild pseudo-bohemian neohippie party animal. Other times I am not. Always and always I will lie stories like writers do. Be my friend? : ) Read Bio

Wendell Beeks arrived on stegosaurus. The second he dismounted Hanna began to make a scene, starting an animal rights tirade which proved to be her narration for the whole evening. It was spurred by Wendell’s saddle apparatus, which was affixed snugly between two rows of his steed’s spines. He appeared to have carved away two of the plates along the animal’s back to provide a comfortable mount for himself, in a way that its natural armor with the help of adjustable leather straps both cradled his back and waist and ensured safe riding. Wendell later told me that the memory foam cushioning lining the saddle was designed with the help of his cousin Katya, who was an orthopedist.

Now I would never be one to support the mistreatment of creatures, prehistoric, fantasy, or otherwise, but Wendell didn’t seem the type. He had shaved the beast’s spines back, that was certain, but I am sure stegosaurus armor contains no nerves, like our fingernails. Besides, the animal is more than capable of defending itself.

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    See i read this and thought it must be for some crazy challenge. Then i realized it wasn’t for a challenge you are just that bent. Well i tip my hat to this neopeta dinoawareness, alternate universe. Its good.

  2. Avatar lauren OH!

    : ) hell yes I am just that bent! thanks for reading…

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Fun read. I think it’s a good example of full, unapologetic immersion (both of which I have misspelled, I fear) into an alternate reality and then taking that next step beyond just dreaming up said reality. Kudos to you, ma’am.

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