Ideabird 1/30/12

A recently divorced antiquarian is traveling Europe with her young daughter, researching "The Burning Times," when witch trials were at their height. She finds a text detailing in precise, but medieval terms, the existence of dinosaurs (dragons) and their mass extinction from a sky-bolt hitting a Western land. The document was from a witch trial of a woman with a name eerily similar to her daughter's. That evening she watches her daughter playing with her toy dinosaurs.

© Tony Jonick 2013