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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Barely A Tale

This week is the Fairy Tale Madness blogfest. What a cool idea. All we need to do is come up with some twist to a fairy tale. Is that right up my alley, or what? Here is my entry for the Best Tragedy category. Hope you like it. Or maybe I better hope you don't. Tragedy has to be bad - doesn't it?




BEARLY A TALE

            “Someone’s been sleeping in my bed and she’s still there!” Junior shouted from his room.
            “Hold on, Son,” Papa Bear called out. “I won’t let anyone hurt you.”
            Papa raced through their home and caught a glimpse of a yellow streak as it headed down the stairs. When he arrived in Junior’s room the cub was crying. The room was a shambles. Worst of all, the wooden bear doll he had made for his son had been crushed. What sort of monster would invade a family’s home, eat their food, and destroy their treasures?
            “Are you hurt?”
            “No, Papa.” Junior’s lip trembled.
            “Stay here and protect your mother.” Papa Bear charged out of the house. On the road ahead, he could see the fleeing form of a human. He should’ve known. The humans were always forcing their way into places where they had no business being.
            The blonde cub had a lead, but that soon vanished. Within minutes, Papa Bear had closed the gap to a few yards. He planned to give the human cub a good scolding as soon as he caught her.
            A loud popping sound exploded from the woods. When he stopped to see what made the commotion he spotted a hunter cradling one a long-fang.
            Good! Let the humans handle the matter. Once Papa explained what the whelp had done he could return home and repair the damage.
            Papa stood up and held out his arms in the universal sign of peace.
            BANG!
            Papa felt something burn into his chest. He opened his mouth to tell the hunter what had happened. Surely, he would help.
            BANG! BANG!!
            The pain was unbearable. He tried to take a step towards home, but fell to the ground. His eyes closed and darkness took him.



           

21 comments:

  1. He was just trying to protect his own! This is why they shouldn't have kept guns from the bears. If the bear could have protected himself he wouldn't have died. I think we should contact our local law makers.

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    1. That's exactly why I belong to AOR (Arm Our Bears). This whole tragedy could have been avoided if we granted Papa his concealed weapon permit. Or if I hadn't written such a tragic story ending. But I like the idea of arming bears much better than not writing.

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  2. Wow. Didn't see that coming. I had to scroll back to see which category you had chosen. Poor Papa Bear. This might be more tragic than Bambi. :(

    Good writing, btw.

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  3. OH NO! I totally thought the "blonde" would meet a tragic end. :( So sad about Papa Bear and sad for Mama and Baby Bear too. :(

    Awesome entry Randy! Definitely great for Team Tragedy!
    AND... I got the "linky" fixed so it'll send everyone right here!

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  4. Wow. That was so sad and unexpected. I want to hold baby bear. Great entry!
    A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

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    1. Thank you. I'll have to check out yours as well.

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  5. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Poor Papa. Well done in the writing, though. You just broke my heart!

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    1. Hooray! Or do I mean, boo for me? Shall I go stand in a corner for awhile for killing off poor Papa Bear?

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  6. OMG! That was VERY tragic! Poor Papa Bear :( Great twist though :)

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    1. Thank you. I don't particularly like tragedy. I'm glad it turned out alright.

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  7. Greetings!

    I have signed up for GUTGAA and thought I would start visiting a few blogs early! Nice to meet you and you have a lovely blog!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. I went over and checked out your blog as well. Look forward to future trips there.

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  8. Oh, my! A myriad of emotions here. Nicely done! Loved the opening line too.

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    1. Thanks Liz. Glad you stopped by and read it.

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  9. Nice article, thanks for sharing.

    Anna @ rental mobil

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  10. wow, talk about a big misunderstanding!
    terrible tragedy! great tale!

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    1. I appreciate the wonderful comments. Thanks.

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  11. Noooooo. NOT.THE.BEAR. *sinking feeling*
    I love this piece, even though I feel a little sad now...
    Good work!

    http://writer-in-transit.co.za/fairytale/

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. Sorry I made you sad.

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  12. Gahh!! Poor Daddy Bear. They're so misunderstood... And that pesky Goldie got away scot free (if I read it right?) I did Goldilocks too. Yours is the only other one I've seen so far!

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