J: Jurassic Park (2022 A-Z)

Jurassic Park

“But the mosquito blood in amber, amphibian DNA …”

“You shouldn’t really believe everything you see in movies, young man. Who’s next?”

“Can’t believe someone wouldn’t actually try it,” someone quips.

I look around the hall packed with budding student paleontologists.

“I’ll take questions other than bringing dinosaurs back to life, anyone?”

“Basically Dr. Grant, dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. That’s it?”

I nod, feverishly clasping the tiny velociraptor claw I wear as a locket. The Isla Sorna debacle was 27 years ago. No survivors. Neither animal nor man. The truth shall go with me to the grave.

It would be unfair and an incomplete recommendation list, if I do not include one of the best fictions out there. Jurassic Park, the pioneer of the series, and easily the best of it, kicked off a long and still running mega successful franchise – of books, movies, TV shows complete with merchandise and more. A master writer of thrill including the unimaginable and bringing them to life in such a vivid manner, Michael Crichton continues to be one of my absolute favourite authors. This book makes you wonder, what if all that really did or could happen?

 I have written this 100-word flash fiction for the 2022 Edition of the Blogging A-Z Challenge, a blogging event held every April. Click here to read more on the challenge! My chosen theme for this year is flash fiction driven book recommendations. Even if you aren’t a book reader, you might enjoy the flash fiction. And if you’re participating as well, do leave your blog site in the comments!