Michael Bishop - Herding With The Hadrosaurs
"Herding With The Hadrosaurs" is a science fiction short story by Michael Bishop.
That was Pierce Gregson’s first, biggest, and, I suppose, last mistake. I was almost a man (just two years away from the vote and only an inch shy of my adult height), and I remember everything. Sometimes, I wish I didn’t. The memory of what happened to our folks only two days out from St. Joe, on the cycad-clotted prairie of the old Dakotas, pierces me yet. In fact, this account is a eulogy for our folks and acri de Coeur I’ve been holding back for almost thirty years