I'm giving away free ebooks on Facebook as part of a Christmas Author Fest that's going on over there. I'm also celebrating getting 500 likes on my Facebook fan page. Because you are all so awesome, I didn't want to leave you guys out of the fun, so here's the information on how to get free electronic copies of That Mama is a Grouch and That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN. (I'm still giving hard copies of them each Friday in December, so be sure to stop by again for that.)
That Mama is a Grouch is available on Smashwords. Use coupon code ZW62Y. Offer expires December 31, 2013.
That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN is available on Amazon. Offer expires December 22, 2013.
Now for the story:
"Mama," my nine-year-old son said. "Wouldn't it be cool to have a Tyrannosaurus Rex?"
I looked at that kid. "No. T-Rexes are pretty fierce. I wouldn't want one running around my house!'
"But Mama, if you trained it when it was a baby, I'm sure it could be good."
"No, Bubba. A T-Rex is not a creature that can be domesticated. And even if it was good, it would take one step and demolish everything!"
He thought about that. "How about a pterodactyl? It would be like a big parakeet."
I shook my head. "You couldn't have a dinosaur even if you wanted one. They're extinct."
"I could bring them back to life from fossils."
The boy grinned. "Yeah. You can extract their DNA from the rocks and grow a new one."
"I don't think so, Bubba."
"I know it can be done. And when I'm a grown up, I'm going to do it!"
So, ladies and gentlemen, if in about twenty years you see a triceratops in your backyard, you can thank Bubba.