“Mom! Mom! Look! That dinosaur just moved.” Billy pointed from his car seat in the back of the minivan at the U-Haul truck next to them.
“It’s not the dinosaur. It’s the truck, honey,” his mother said. She didn’t even turn to look this time, lost in her own little world, the tingling of a headache starting. “Just watch the movie. Ok, Billy?”
Billy’s voice got a bit quieter as he continued to watch the truck , waiting for it to move again. “But… mom…”
“Please, Billy. Just watch the movie. I need some peace. Just five minutes. Okay?”
“Okay, mom.” Billy never took his eyes off the dinosaur as it passed them on the left. Just before he lost sight of it, he could swear it licked its lips with a long red tongue.
Billy’s eyes got wide. “Mom?”
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