Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: My Pet Lucy

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting the FFftAW prompt each week.




I decided to take Lucy for a walk in the park today. She’s an ‘indoor’ raptor but she plays outside in our large yard. 

I remember when we found her four-years -ago…


“Dad, what’s this?” I asked.

” It’s hatching from the egg.” He said. We both watched as a tiny baby raptor was born.

“She won’t be big. She’s a tiny version of a raptor.” We told my Mom.

She sighed. “I heard that same comment about the last pet we had.”  Lucy squeaked. She was Mom’s girl from then on.


I put Lucy’s leash on, petting on her belly. Lucy’s docile and loves our family. She even tries to lay beside us at night.

I set Lucy free on the off leash trail. She catches a couple of rabbits, devouring them.

A women goes by with her two mastiffs: “That animal is an abomination.”

I shrug.”She ate a poodle once. But she’s much better now.” 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

31 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: My Pet Lucy”

    1. Thank you PJ. Your story gave me the idea. You said you were thinking dinosaurs could be docile and I thought what if they’re like dogs or other wild pets people keep. Thanks for commenting.


      1. It was a great idea! And if they were tame, I am sure my girl would have been begging for one!! She loved dinosaurs when younger! We have seen all of the Land Before Time DVD’s 🙂

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  1. HAHAHAHA! Okay, Mandi! I am glad my boss isn’t around because I can laugh our loud. GEEZ!!! That last line! HAHAHA
    Clever clever take, Mandi! YOu can creep me out, you can be wise, and you can make me laugh too! GEEZ! What a talented writer you are! 🙂

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    1. Aw, thanks Rosema. PJ gave me the idea from her post about dinosaurs being docile. So I thought why not make the raptor like a dog or pet. And just like dogs need training, raptors do too. So she ate a poodle before she was trained better. I’m pretty sure she thinks of herself as a dog now and probably wanted to play with the mastiffs. And I don’t like poodles much so I’m willing to sacrifice one lol. Thanks for the lovely compliment. I’m very happy I made you laugh 🙂

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    1. Thanks S. Yeah I imagined this raptor was just like a dog. But even dogs have a wildness in them that we can’t tame, or don’t until they’ve been trained. The same goes with raptors lol. Thank you for your comments 🙂 I’m not a fan of poodles, so I was willing to let the raptor eat one.

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    1. Thank you Chris. My idea was too have Lucy to almost be just like a dog, but like dogs hunting mice etc they are still wild creatures even when they’re tame. Plus, not a big fan of poodles lol. Happy you enjoyed this.

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