When I woke up, the dinosaur was still there.
You might imagine a young girl who wakes in the morning to find her pet Dino faithfully at her bedside.
Or you might imagine a lost traveller who’s become a T-Rex lunch, passed out because his legs are torn to shreds, and then wakes up to find the T-Rex picking the meat from his finger bones.
Is it subversive or just a pleasant little story?
There’s a myth that Hemingway wrote a shorter and more powerful story.
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
But after some research it looks like this story was not written by Hemingway. It was most likely an actual ad in a newspaper, except selling a baby carriage. Go here to learn more about that (also here).