Miss Nicoletta and the Mysterious Mecha-Dinosaur

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It doesn’t take much for the general populace to get excited these days. Even so, the noise and rushing of children closely followed by harrassed nannies piqued my interest. As I followed the hubbub, I realised that something was most definitely afoot. A crowd had gathered that would’ve put the Great Exhibiton to shame. Unfortunately, I had, as always seems to be the case, found myself stuck behind a rather statuesque man with an equally impressively sized hat. I attempted to lean round the gentleman to see what the commotion was all about. Alas, he was rather a giant so I ‘accidentally’ prodded him with my parasol which did the trick in lowering him somewhat.

His cries of pain and indignant looks shot in my direction were completely dimissed as I took in the sight ahead of me. Right there in the park, were the most magnificent mecha-dinosaurs. I was going to need a closer look. I fluttered my eyelashes at the man and retreated towards the back of the ever-growing crowd. I needed to find a way around to the side. There was a line of trees that ran along the avenue through the park. The crowd had ever so considerately used this as a sort of barrier and didn’t go any further. Scurrying as fast as the blastest skirts on my dress would allow, I made for the trees. Thankfully everyone was so fixated on the dinosaurs that no-one paid me the slightest bit of attention when I unfastened the poppers along the front of my skirts revealing the trousers underneath. Parasol was hooked into my belt, I began my ascent up the tree.

From my place in the branches I got a good view of the beasts. They were truly beautiful. However, I also knew that they were not the Queen’s doing. If she had ordered their creation, I would have been briefed. So who, other than the Victoria’s boffins, was able to create such a machine? This was not a mystery Her Majesty would let lie. She was going to want a report, so I needed more details. It seemed as though I was going to have to hitch a ride.

vss 365 #lean
Title of the story: Miss Nicoletta and the Mysterious Mecha-Dinosaur
Word count: 365, not including title

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