Tony loves his drive home from work. There is hardly any traffic and the music on the radio is always his favorite.
“I wuv you, you wuv me, we a happy famawee.” He sang along while tapping his fingers on the wheel.
The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
Grinning from ear to ear, Tony drove past all the tall buildings and the smiling people on the sidewalk. He waved to a family waiting at the bus stop. “Hewwo.” He called out to them.
“Hi Tony, how ow you today?” The mother of the family called back.
“I’m gweat, fanks for axing!” Tony said.
“We wuv you caa!” The daddy of the family yelled out to Tony.
“Fanks!” Tony called back. He was very proud of his car. It had a huge engine sticking out of the hood and fire painted on the sides. He revved the motor for them. VRROOOOM VRROOOOM!
He drove on. Tony saw Mr. Hooper sweeping the sidewalk in front of his store. Mr. Hooper looked up and waved to Tony. Tony waved back. Then Maurice came out of his Fix-it Shop. Tony waved to him too. At the end of the block Tony came to a stop light. Tony reached out and turned the radio to another station and started singing along with a new song.
“Happy berfday to meee, Happy berfday to meee. Happy BERFDAY dear Tony. Happy berfday to meee!
The light changed and Tony drove on. He was anxious to get home. He was looking forward to eating cookies and brownies for supper tonight, his favorite.
Suddenly, Tony heard a terrible sound.
It was terrifying. It was kind of like a pig snort mixed with a donkey sound. It was the loudest noise he had ever heard. It made his heart skip a beat.
It was coming from his left. He stopped his car and turned his head slowly. The sight waiting for him made him scream.
Standing in the middle of a side street was the most horrifying sight he had ever seen. A giant orange dinosaur. It had blue spots on it and stubby arms. It started running down the street! The ground shook with each step. Tony’s eyes grew as big as saucers. He couldn’t believe how big the monster was, and it was getting bigger.
“GWAAAARRRRWWWWWWwwwww”! It called out as it ran straight toward Tony’s car.
Tony turned his car to the right and pushed through the other cars around him. The dinosaur was right on his rear bumper when he got himself free. He sped down the street as fast as he could. The dinosaur followed him.
“HEWWP MEE! HEWWP MEE!” He cried out. “THE DINASORE IS GONNA EAT MEE! HEWWP MEE PWEEEEESE!”
Tony crashed into another car and the dinosaur caught up to him.
“GWAAAARRRRWWWWWWwwwww”! The beast cried in triumph. The great orange monster leaned down and grabbed Tony’s car in it’s enormous mouth. The dinosaur raised it up and shook it like a play thing.
Inside the car, Tony was tossed from side to side. He was screaming for his mommy.
“PWEESE MISTER DINASORE, DON’T EAT ME, PWEESE PWEESE PWEESE.” Tony begged as the space in the car closed up. The dinosaur stopped shaking the car and started squeezing it as hard as it could.
The roof of the car pushed poor Tony flat into the front seat. He was crying now. The tears were running down his face in heavy streams as he kept begging, “Pweese, pweese, pweese mister dinasore don’t eat me, don’t eat me!
Just as Tony was sure he would be squashed flat and swallowed by the giant orange monster, he heard another loud noise.
“ERIC, YOUR LUNCH IS READY!” This sound was incredibly loud but pleasant. It made him think of his mommy. New tears started down his cheeks because he was sure he would never see his mommy again.
“ERIC, COME IN HERE AND EAT. WHAT ARE YOU DOING SWEETIE?” The loud voice asked.
“JUST PWAYING WIF MY TOYS MOMMY! I’M COMING!” Another voice called out as Tony’s car fell to the street. Tony looked out of his broken windshield and watched as two enormous feet toddled away. Just then the giant orange dinosaur crashed to the ground. It’s huge eyes were staring blankly at Tony. It laid there motionless.