Acting – A Flash Fiction


“C’mon,” the bear says,
gestures with a paw, a grin
“let’s catch some fish.”
The tiger follows the bumbling oaf
– her bumbling oaf –
her deliberate pawsteps behind
the crash and crunch of him
plowing through the bush.

She pretends to learn to fish.

In their cave feasting,
warm fish flesh sliding
gills tickling tastebuds,
the bear idly says he knew the spot
– he learned it –
from a friend,
a she-bear he knows.

His words crash and crunch.

As he lay asleep snoring bear snores, paw across her fur
she plots and plans how best to kill a bear.

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