The Good Mother (55 Fiction)

The good mother!

The mother crouched over her eggs but the rocks and earth from the overhung crushed her and her progeny none the less. Capricious fortune! Her head only four inches from her eggs,  she was dubbed “Egg seizer” millenia later despite her supreme sacrifice. Seven decades of ignominy till her loving nature came to light.

This is the story of “Oviraptor “. Read more about it here.

A museum exhibit - Oviraptor guards her eggs.

This Azerbaijan stamp of 1994 reflects the previous view of Oviraptor as an egg thief.

Image credits. Click image to reach the source page.

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4 Comments on “The Good Mother (55 Fiction)”

  1. Shilpa Garg Says:

    Wow! That’s wonderful information captured in 55 words. Didn’t knew about this!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  2. My pleasure – you first off the mark, minutes after I wrote it!


  3. Quite informative… I have been always interested in pre-historic birds and animals much before the release of Jurassic park 😉

  4. suree Says:

    wow…. apt usage of words.. that’s needed when we write this kind of micro fiction.. very informative


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