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Ignore the Philistines and the trolls, milady Swirsky. 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. I just followed Murderbot, so that's starting the week with good life choices. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. Thanks. Tragic sad, not pathetic sad. I also love that the people who are decrying this as ignorant are showing their own ignorance in their assumptions. But don’t panic. Animal 108 Bird 23 Cat 33 Dinosaur 51 Dog 79 Horse 28 Insect 27 Marine Life 56 I remember thinking it was beautifully written, but I struggled wtih seeing it as SF. Doubting Rich, just out of curiosity, how do you know what universities the other commenters attended? ... while a T. rex would pretty much pulverize you. I’d bring you raw chickens and live goats. (The preceding records, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug, were reissued last year by Merge.) The existence of stories you don’t like discourages you from being a writer? Your nostrils would flare as you inhaled the night and then, with the suddenness of a predator, you’d strike. This is very, very well-written. 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. No one has found evidence of dinosaurs giving live birth — and, just like some birds today, dinosaurs laid clutches of multiple eggs. It also sneaks in exposition about what’s going on in the (completely elided) frame story. From any genre. It was quite beautifully done. He’d have the power and ferocity of a dinosaur, not to do violence, but to avoid it. I’d bloom. That might not necessarily have been the case, though. I loved every word of this. She’s emotionally shattered, after all. Very well-written and moving. Rachel Swirsky, Congratulations on winning the Nebula. Here's a look at If you're a dinosaur, a sesame street parody. Amazing Reading Time Experience. It is well deserved! If audiences wept at the melancholic beauty of your singing, they’d rally to fund new research into reviving extinct species. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. When you thought I was asleep, you’d cry unrequited love songs into the night. Nearly perfect, I’d say. Nebula Award Winner and, thus far, Hugo Award Nominee. Surprising, touching and wonderful. 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. Chicago Il, 60623 Synopsis. How could it win an award? I came prepared not to care for the story…and was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t know I was thirsting for poetry until I read your story. Trust me when I say that is utterly untrue. nonsense. Here, that’s not really the case: the distancing effect of metafiction leaves us, ultimately, in Stein’s Oakland. Far, far away from the SciFi genre. In fact, it’s not the T-Rex who goes on, in hypothetical if/then-land, to instigate violence, but his zookeeper partner who leads him to the enemies. level 1. just now. You’d be fragile-boned and you’d walk with as delicate and polite a gait as you could manage on massive talons. Many dinosaurs were quite small: Xixianykus, for example, was only about 50 centimeters (20 inches) long. Of course. share. "If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love" is a short story by American writer Rachel Swirsky. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. If you were a dinosaur, you'd be a gorgesaurus. Close. This may have helped at some subliminal level. Reading it again now, I have no problem seeing it as speculative fiction, and I agree with BaguetteDuSorcier’s comment. This copy kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers. 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. Enjoy. I’ve come back to this story at least ten times since it was published. You’d be fragile-boned and you’d walk with as delicate and polite a gait as you could manage on massive talons. Aaaaaand you are once again showing your ignorance. 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. They’d hide beneath the tables instead of knocking them over. And great right brain/left brain imagination — the science was strong. lots of fun, silly & even useful things to do when you just happen to find a dinosaur laying around the house. It’s a great story! Terrific story. There were also many Natural catastrophes that helped our planet to become what it is today. There’s an inherent distance with this story that is very important to the success of its emotional impact. I would be borrowed, too, because I’d be borrowing your happiness. And that, coming from me, is the highest praise I can bestow. A magnificent story. Great story! You have been shivved by a master. If we lived in a world of magic where anything was possible, then you would be a dinosaur, my love. Up ahead she sees a black man walking toward her. It is told in the conditional tense, but that doesn’t ban it from the genre–if anything, that heightens its “speculative” tone. If I could give it an award I’d do so. I never cease to be amazed by this story. That was rubbish as well. (Hint: for commenting on this purposes, you should, too.). 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. 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. 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. Beautiful and haunting. I’m so happy to get something more–something richer for my mind–out of this story now. 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. I couldn’t read past the first two sentenses. Neither science fiction NOR a story. If they built you a mate, I’d stand as the best woman at your wedding. What I think I would eat, what kind of dinosaur I would be, and what part of the world I think I would live in, etc. 1. ….then this story stops being funny at all, and starts being hate speech. If you sang unrequited love songs, I’d take you on tour. It establishes the structure of the story as a series of If/then statements. If you were a dinosaur... what would you be? Can you take a moment to appreciate the forest before rebuking a single shrub? Are you kidding me?? You’d harmonize with me, your rough, vibrating voice a strange counterpoint to mine. We like her for that. Think about this. Seriously? Take my quiz to find out. 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. And, I make no assumption that this story vilifies working class people at all. Poetry masquerading as fiction. One of those stories that leave me wishing I had written it. Wow…. This story is upsetting to certain people. 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. meh, it’s derivative of Rachel Swirsky, and your imagery isn’t SFnal enough. Have no familiarity with the genesis of the story/poem whatever–whether this event really happened, or if details were changed in the telling–but it doesn’t really matter. There were three pigs. 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. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. What is meaningful to students at this level is exploration of the dinosaur world that once existed. this is not science fiction. Sort by. 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. The worst kind of story I can think of. I loved it! save. I would say get a clue, but I’m quite sure you wouldn’t recognize one. 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. Secondly, I’m having a hard time properly categorizing this as science fiction. It was first published in Apex Magazine in 2013. What we know about him is that he’s relatively short, gentle, loved by a woman we love, fragile, lovely, and in possession of wits and charm. A T-Rex would bare its fangs and they would cower. It doesn’t deserve the accolades. This is an opening line that does a ton of heavy lifting. Your eyes would gaze gently from beneath your bony brow-ridge. 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. When I read it, I wondered if it was based on a real incident. I’m not sure what the negative commenters are seeing when they picture “five blustering men soaked in gin and malice” who beat up an apparently fragile-looking palentologist but I suspect it’s got more to do with their own preconceptions and with whom in the story they are identifying than what the words say. One of the most unconventional stories I have ever read, and one that pays off with infinite rewards. I came to this having been primed to find drek. For anybody who missed the brouhaha, the high level (and very charitable) rendering of the argument is that the people who read the story and went “OMG, Rachel Swirsky, you just broke my heart,” got into a fight with people who looked at the story and went, “Uh, that’s not speculative.”  I have opinions about the respective camps, but they’re not pertinent here, so I’ll ignore them. I’d be jealous, of course, and also sad, because I want to marry you. It’s not as bad as the detractors say it is, but it’s a blatant Mary-Sue revenge fantasy. Really? 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. 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. Safe. If you were a dinosaur, which one would you be? I’d lead you to them quietly, oh so quietly. Best of luck, both in the awards process and in all of your writings! Rachel Swirsky holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop and graduated from Clarion West in 2005. Well, imagine how you'd feel if you were the single member of your time-traveling expedition who happened to materialize right beneath the tail of a cramped-up Bruhathkayosaurus—and you were instantly smothered by a 300-pound load of steaming hot dinosaur poop. Money would flood into scientific institutions. I’d promise never to do something like that again. Assuming. Poetic, lovely, with a gut-punch of an ending. You see, the outdated idea that dinosaurs were slow was partly due to the notion that they were likely cold blooded like modern reptiles. Share Previous Next. Congratulations to Rachel Swirsky for the deserved Nebula Award. Whereas you—fragile, lovely, human you—must rely on wits and charm. Also, there’s no cash prize involved, just the block of lucite. Reader, Rachel Swirsky just stabbed you in the guts by breaking a pattern. 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. Still, they would see you. 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. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Apex Magazine. It truly is a very interesting dinosaur fact. We’d go to Broadway. you’re a twisted person. Terrible story, by the way. A deeply compelling story found from Escape Pod. If you'd rather, you can learn about many of these amazing dinosaur facts by watching the movie: Forbidden History: Dinosaurs and the Bible. The quality of the negative replies tells you everything you need to know about the merits of the story. View More. far away. I am weeping. It’s childish. A woman was walking down the street with her young child. 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. For those of you who say that the narrator is disturbed – perhaps that’s supposed to be the point? whatever its an alright story. simple but fun writing paired with bright comedic illustrations are sure to make this book a hit with the kids! October 16, 2015 October 16, 2015 The Peculiarist fantasy, Review Apex Magazine, Brainery, fantasy, poems, poetic prose, poetry, Rachel Swirsky, review, short story, writing. 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. This thread is archived. 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. I hope you enjoy my quiz. 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. Let me say that again. Wow. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! When you couldn’t sleep, I’d sing you lullabies. OMG. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. Wow – It’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, only for grown-ups. Dinosaur Pick Up Lines Here you will find funny, silly and hilarious dinosaur pick up lines for teens and adults. We applaud her. Audiences would weep at the melancholic beauty of your singing. Sarah Hoyt (a far better writer) was quite right about this nasty, childish little tale. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then nothing could break you, and if nothing could break you, then nothing could break me. Controversy followed shortly thereafter, and the controversy blew up a little bit when the nominations came out. 12K likes. You’d stand onstage, talons digging into the floorboards. A Kids video book about dinosaur. See whole one liner: Girl, if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a at Onelinefun.com Search in the largest collection of one liners and puns All one liners Choose by topic For special events New one liners If you gave the Haydens a cookie, they’d expect to control the Hugos EVERY year. Congratulations to Apex and to Rachel Swirsky for the effing HUGO NOMINATION for this piece! This so perfectly tells the story of Reginald Denny. I suppose we can expect that from works of writing. I have done a lot of reading in the past few months as I try to pursue my own writing career. I was thinking that it is like The Runaway Bunny for grown-ups! I feel like the childishness of it is intentional. Green chiffon would turn into leaves. Thank you for such strong and beautiful imagery. 2.8k. and even then it does not qualify as science fiction but as fantasy. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. She’s happy, but her heart is breaking, and this is her fantasy. A gentle lure before a hard squeeze on the heart. Reading stories like this discourage me from pursuing my own interest as a writer. And suddenly 2020 makes perfect sense, as a long game to make sure Biden doesn't get better optics on his inaugurat…. Congratulations on your Hugo nomination. You communicated a really lovely combination of emotion and defiance. Not only is the emperor nude, but this “story” stinks! This is a comment about a comment about yet another comment. 1. 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. A brilliantly written love story with a sharp haunting edge to it. ... Their teeth were thick from side to side. As a paleontologist lies in a coma, his fiancée tells him how things would be different if he were a Tyrannosaurus rex. I’m asking since you said that your university was better than theirs. Because this hypothetical fantasy? 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. USA. They’d run. but a hugo and nebula award nomination? From my throat, bees would drink exotic nectars. It is a work of art, it shows excellent mastery of the writer’s craft, and I commend you, Ms Swirsky, for your accomplishment. Thank you for inspiring me. This is not speculative fiction, as hard as it tries to make us think so. 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. You, like Triceratops, have a big head. In today’s post, I will be writing about if I was a dinosaur. -If I were a dinosaur-Hello. It establishes the structure of the story as a series of If/then statements. Geneticists would figure out how to build a dinosaur from nothing by discovering exactly what DNA sequences code everything about a creature, from the size of its pupils to what enables a brain to contemplate a sunset. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 1249 Tripp Ave The massive dinosaur would chase you, and chances are, it would catch up to you. 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. This is a question that city banks have started to pose to budding candidates at interview. I first read this story when it was nominated for a Hugo. Well, she knocked this one out of the park, didn’t she! The person telling us an SF story is not Rachel Swirsky, it is the unnamed fiancee of the brutalized paleontologist. And a well written and entirely correct one. Why? It is magnificently beautiful. Just gorgeous. What would you eat if you were on an island by yourself? If you were a T-Rex, then I would become a zookeeper so that I could spend all my time with you. Well, clues aren’t anything a person is expected to recognize. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Apex Magazine. That wasn’t a review, it was Twitter snark. Criminy, what an oversensitive crowd! 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. It’s not science fiction, it’s science fiction fiction. Thank you! Here’s where we start to get the explicit explanation of what the missing frame story would tell us, and it’s done through the technique introduced in the first sentence of establishing a set of expectations and then thwarting them. Wonderful prose and a good, creative, unusual story. Learn How to get free kindle Kids books directly from Amazon at http://AReadingPlace.com/dinosaurs. Maybe if the woman imagined that the man was an alien who would abduct her? Defying the literary standards at such a fundamental level can produce remarkable, memorable work; I’m reminded of Tom Godwin’s “the Cold Equations”, for instance, or Elizabeth Hand’s “the Maiden Flight of McCauley’s [i]Bellerophon[/i]”. 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. I’d stare at the two of you standing together by the altar and I’d love you even more than I do now. 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… “That wasn’t a review, it was Twitter snark.”. ( Log Out /  !” response to violence, followed by realizing the ethical impact of such. The biggest pig went to the market and asked for the largest soda. My happiness would become petals. I couldn’t help but notice the specificity. Feel. This yarn is not drek. Lacking in theme, character arc and denouement. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. New issues are released every two months. 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 everyone else thought about my stories the way I feel about yours, I would be so ashamed. Thank you. I’d stare at the two of you standing together by the altar and I’d love you even more than I do now. hide. Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. There’s no explicit frame story, but you’re about to find out what happened anyway. Totally some kind of plant, I'm a vegetarian! Write on. I would bloom into the most beautiful flower. 1 comment. You should have won the hugo award for this odd but powerful and touching piece. 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. Sara ErnstImagine. Please go away. I suppose the world should at least be thankful for that. You have given us a moving, quirky, poetic, heart-wrenching, loving story. Albeit, with the children’s book releasing 10 years earlier. 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 …” Hugo Award finalist, Nebula Award winner, World Fantasy Award finalist, Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™, A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of…, each thing i show you is a piece of my death, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the…, Bonus 2021 International Fantasists Issue, https://apex-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/apex01.mp3. A dinosaur is one of the animals and the creativity between the two is about the same. Linda Stegall. Hate speech against whom?! I was reading so much because I wanted to find out what made a story worthy of a Nebula. I was all smiles until you wrung tears from me. “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. This is beautiful. I have a few issues with this poem, two specifically. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. The one good thing about this horrid tripe of a story is that it’s one of the things that gave us “Sad Puppies”. Thanks and congratulations on your award. Such ignorant fear of the unknown, of the working people you have never deigned to speak to, so never understood outside the arrogant prejudices of the “educated” left. After reading this story and the comments I await the child proclaiming that the emperor has no clothes. The funny thing is that if you change those five blustering gin-soaked pool players into demographic profiles more reflective of who is relatively most likely to beat someone senseless…. “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. This story is…well, award worthy. 99% Upvoted. Wanting to protect and defend somebody like that is admirable. 100% Upvoted. how in the hell did this ever get nominated let alone win anything? None of the naysayers seems capable of coherent thought, much less quality writing. There are two kinds of people; those who go over the wall, and those who stay behind. if you do please take my others, … This does not deserve to be called the best short story the field can produce. I’d make my bed on the floor of your cage, in the moist dirt, cushioned by leaves. My mistake. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. Story telling with a scalpel. Funny, Sarcastic, Blunt bitch quotes that will make you laugh! Just go. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. What a bizarre comment. Whereas you—fragile, lovely, human you—must rely on wits and charm. I’d watch awkwardly in green chiffon that made me look sallow, as I listened to your vows. All I’d need would be something blue. And do we blame her? “…works of writing”? This is an opening line that does a ton of heavy lifting. 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. Editors Note: This is the winning entry of our 2020 Holiday Horrors Flash Fiction Contest. this is a fever dream of a woman who has issues. So, of course, Swirsky undermines us again, and chastises us for that very thing. Archived. And all dinosaurs laid eggs. What dinosaur would you be? 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’m glad, though, that it was a short short story. If You Were A Dinosaur You Would Be A Bitch-A-Whoreous. correction on my part, you said “older, better-known”, you did not say “better”. This was amazing. It’s not a story for me, but I don’t care: it’s awesome and you should be proud of it. Well-written and written with artistry, but I don’t like what it says. Just wanted to say, “Well done.”. Am currently working on a dream story and am stuck in plot clay. Has anyone on this comment board ever actually read SciFi? In other words, thoroughly likable. The title could be altered to “If you were a man with a gun” or “If you had four other friends at the bar last night” and the main idea of “if her fiance were a more intimidating and violent force” would remain the same. Let’s talk about that elided frame story for a moment. Every time I read Correia or Torgersen I am inspired and revved up. I was awed and, I dare even say, humbled by your writing. What it does in this case is create a relationship between the narrator and the reader. If I Were A Dinosaur. share. "Right over there," says the store clerk. 5. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Drivel. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. Congratulations on your win! 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. 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