Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bear

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bear

A Story by Chopstix

A Young Bear Submits a Story to the 55 Word Contest Judges

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bear

A bear young defecates in the woods. Nobody notices. He turns, sniffs, inspects and shrugs.

The next day, he defecates again. Nobody notices. Enraged, he bellows, fells a small tree and urinates in the stream. Sighting a hunter brings satisfaction and concern.

He runs thinking, A life of an artist as a bear is dangerous.

© 2017 Chopstix

Author's Note

55 word story for contest. Must be exactly 55 words. Strict word count rules.

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Added on February 11, 2017
Last Updated on February 11, 2017



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In high school, I wrote lyrics. I started college writing poems and switched to short stories. After college, I discovered I could write computer programs, but I could not finish a novel (kept editi.. more..