Rexy’s Accident

Today, I set the kids an emoji prompt. They were to come up with a story using the following emojis as inspiration:

There is a t-rex, a bumped head, a handbag, a letterbox, an avocado, someone climbing up a cliff, and a baby change sign.

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any short stories, so this is what I came up with:

Rexy hid in his cave. His head hurt, but not as much as his ego. After all, he was a t-rex, he was meant to be big and fierce. He couldn’t believe a little old lady had beaten him up… and with her handbag too! What did she have in there? A bunch of avocado pips or something? Whatever it was, it was really hard.

All he was doing was going to the letterbox to post a card to his granny for her birthday. The old lady had run into his tail. It wasn’t his fault. He was trying so hard not to be a baby about the situation and his sore head, but the reality was, his head hurt. Getting beaten up by an old lady’s handbag was not fun.

Rexy knew he didn’t want to be teased by the other dinosaurs. He was a t-rex, big and fierce. He made up his mind to tell a different story. One that involved trying to climb up the cliffs near their town, and falling down, not because his arms were short, but because a bad guy sabotaged the ropes. That story was sure to be an improvement.

Oh, and there would be no mention of the card to granny either. He had to show the others he was ‘big and tough’.


When I saw the prompts, the idea of a little old lady beating a t-rex with her handbag came to mind and seemed quite ridiculous, so that’s the inspiration for the story!

Feel free to use the emoji’s above to write your own story, and let me know what you come up with.


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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
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