#Three line tales: No hope

Inspired by Sonya’s photo prompt.

photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen via Unsplash

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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)

    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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