#Three line tales: No hope

Inspired by Sonya’s photo prompt.

photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen via Unsplash



Two small faces press up against the glass, laughing.

Cubs, she thinks. Mine gone. Nothing left. Empty water.

The attendants hustle the children away when the bear beats her skull against the glass until the bones break.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

8 thoughts on “#Three line tales: No hope”

  1. You won’t feel very good if you stop to think about how zoos have come to be and what it means for the animals in them. And yet now they are the last hope for saving some species. What wasteful and self-centered creatures humans are. (K)

  2. We are living through a man-made extinction event. Species going extinct up to 1000 times faster than normal levels.
    This piece is horrible.
    In a good way 😀

    1. Thanks Steve. We persist in presenting animals like polar bears to children as cuddly, familiar ‘friends’ and the same children will grow up in a world where their childhood ‘friends’ will be extinct. Humanity stinks.

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