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Invaded by Pterodactyls

They surrounded the house and we were terrified Because they looked different, magnified. Some wore smiles, others mean as a rusty nail. What are they? Our children whispered in their ale. Pterodactyls I told them. No worries at all. But their mouths are enormously long, creepy and tall. Let’s go out and see why they are here. Do not be afraid. Their demands were easy. Chocolate cake and pink lemonade. I made them their cake but the only drink I had was tea. That is okay their leader said, nice as he could be. They look odd my children said. How can we be friends? Every day chances for life’s lesson simply never ends. Within a week each one of my children had a best friend bird. Pterodactyls in the house no longer seemed absurd. They stayed ten years and became family members we love. In the spring we get excited when we see giant wing shadows above.

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Date: 1/31/2019 10:36:00 PM
I must be a Pterodactyl...I love chocolate everything and pink lemonade. Now I want to learn to fly.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/1/2019 5:48:00 AM
I have ALWAYS wanted to fly in the daytime, since I love it so much at night.
Date: 1/29/2019 6:24:00 PM
Love this so much!!! ;)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/29/2019 8:48:00 PM
I have always loved them, they being my favorite relatives and all.
Date: 1/29/2019 3:34:00 PM
wow, love this imaginative write - I wish I could time-travel & see pterodactyls, T-Rex et al
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/29/2019 8:48:00 PM
If I get my machine built, Jack,you are invited.
Date: 1/29/2019 1:23:00 PM
Nice one Caren , would love to have been around in prehistoric times.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/29/2019 2:45:00 PM
I saw a crane a few times, and it looked so much like a pterodactyl, I was amazed! I think it would have been interesting.
Date: 1/29/2019 10:37:00 AM
Very cute way to teach a life lesson Caren. Loved it.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/29/2019 11:17:00 AM
You are welcome! Thank you Susan.
Date: 1/29/2019 10:28:00 AM
Did I mention that I love your mind? I did? Well, OK. In that case... I love your pterodactyls!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/29/2019 11:18:00 AM
Did I mention that I adore you Nina? You know I do!