The Good Boy
by Derek Paterson
Appearing in "Creatures" anthology
from Tell-Tale Press
Available from Amazon
Let me tell you about Timmy the T-Rex, Timmy the ferocious monster, Timmy the terrible people eater. Let me tell you about the magnificent dinosaur who was the most kind-hearted and intelligent creature I ever met in my life.
If you haven't heard about Doc Rawlinson and his time travel experiment by now, you must've been living on Mars or something. Rawlinson and his team made a hole in space and they got sucked into it, while Timmy the T-Rex came through the other way. I'm told there was a blinding flash of light and a boom like thunder, and it was done. Twelve people gone and Timmy standing there looking bewildered, as if he was looking for his mom or something.
The time machine got confiscated by the Army, or maybe it was the FBI or the NSA, it doesn't matter who, it just got broken down and taken away and all that was left was Timmy. They didn't have any interest in him.