The Bear – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
Today’s photo is by our mighty leader’s other half, Jan Wayne Fields, who might well be loitering with intent.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.

© Jan Wayne Fields

© Jan Wayne Fields

Click here to hear me read this 1-minute story:
The Bear

I am a big dude.
Actually I am a 600-pound North American brown bear.
What most folks call a grizzly.
I am pretty laid back, usually, until someone does something stupid.
Like these morons who leave their rubbish behind with no thought for the animals who feed here.
Cans and bottles, aluminium foil, paper, whatever.
Plastic bags, really?
These are lethal for some smaller creatures.
Occasionally I get riled enough to take revenge.
This lot are bad.
I watch them leave their tent.
I act.
I won’t tell you what I did, but I didn’t do it in the woods.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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33 Responses to The Bear – Friday Fictioneers

  1. “I won’t tell you what I did, but I didn’t do it in the woods.” Ha! Funny.

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  2. Good voice, C.E. I don’t really want to know what a grizzly bear did to people when he was angry. I have a good imagination. I wouldn’t tent camp in grizzly territory, to begin with. It’s like those horror movies where teens separate and go trotting off into the woods. Good writing.🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. Excellent tale! I think we were all cheering for the bear and his way of “cleaning up”

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  4. Dahlia says:

    Enjoyed the grisly ending🙂

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  5. HonieBriggs says:

    I love this! Told in Bear voice, just terrific.

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  6. jellico84 says:

    Bear’s always win the campout forage affairs. Got a huge laugh out of this one. Bear protects it’s territory… gotta love it! ~ Bear

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  7. Michael Wynn says:

    There’s been some great humorous takes this week. I’m with the bear, good on him.

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  8. rgayer55 says:

    Like a wise man once said, “I don’t have to outrun the bear, just you.” That’s why I always take a pistol camping–so I can shoot my partner in the leg and gain a little ground.

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  9. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Really like the perspective of the wronged grizzly. Very creative. I don’t want to know what he did, but I think they deserved it.

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  10. Anja says:

    North American brown bears do not use the word rubbish. Me thinks this bear is an immigrant.

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  11. Good, grizzly story. I liked the last line too. Well told.

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  12. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear CE,

    Sometimes you eat the bear, but most of the time the bear eats you. Excellent story, POV, delivery, writing, voice, message and moral. Well done.

    Yours,

    Doug

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  13. A grizzly don’t crap around🙂

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  14. A story told from the view of a bear. I love it and now -once again- I am left with my imagination.

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  15. liz young says:

    The bear has a point. And that last phrase is a clever twist.

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  16. michael1148humphris says:

    Please do tell what he did. Please. 🙂

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  17. Lynn Love says:

    Haha! Very good and no more than pigs like that deserve. Wouldn’t it be amazing if animals really did take revenge like that? Fab. Don’t get me started on litter louts – I’m with the big fella on that one. (Though clearly, I wouldn’t do THAT)🙂

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  18. I love this bear story, sweet!

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  19. wmqcolby says:

    No, I guess he didn’t do it in the woods. Reminds me of that old joke of how to catch a polar bear … cut a hole in the ice, place some garden peas around. So, when the bear comes out to take a pea, you kick him in the ice-hole. Badda-BING!

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  20. Dale says:

    Here I was expecting mutilation and death and instead you give us….
    Great fun and much deserved to those fools!

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  21. Well, it was a bear necessity. Excellent story!

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  22. Iain Kelly says:

    They got what they deserved. Highly amusing, I do like the grizzly bear.

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  23. Sightsnbytes says:

    looks as if someone will have a shitty day! Great story, made me laugh. I needed that today. Thanks

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  24. Al says:

    HAHAHA That last line is excellent. Love this story from the bear’s point of view.

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  25. Sandra says:

    I hope they left their credit cards in there. 🙂 Thanks for making me laugh out loud, CE. Very fitting nemesis for them.

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  26. Indira says:

    Selfish picnickers really deserve some punishment. Nice one.

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  27. Christa chn says:

    Lol, that was a pure vindicative opening writing on those that don’t respect nature and all of its creatures. I see it on a big tabloid at the entry of a natural reserve for camping, or as for me at the entry of our beaches. Thank you.

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  28. Dear CE.

    One more line to read and chuckle might have been a full-blown belly laugh. I’m guessing he didn’t give them bear hugs.🐻 Enjoyable story, well constructed, good job!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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