Close Encounters Of the 4th Kind

Written for Mondays Finish the Story Challenge. This is a flash fiction challenge where we are provided with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story.Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. For other interesting takes on this challenge just click on the blue frog at the end of this post.

Finish the story begins with: “They finally made their escape.”


2015-01-19 - BW Beacham

They finally made their escape. 

They had stalked their prey for the last 4 hours. Their targets were doing everything possible to make their mission a success. They were cooking fish for starters. The other food containers were all uncovered. They were cooking in a camouflaged area. All the better to sneak up on them and attack.

They attacked in unison. Two of their targets, the older ones, started to run. Stupid idea. Didn’t they understand that you simple can’t outrun a bear. The other two, who were but small children, stood their ground.

Eating until they were full the bears they decided to have some more fun. Their victims had left their car behind. Both John and Linda, the two older bears decided to go for a little joy ride.

As they left, Wanda and William, their two cubs, waved goodbye.




14 thoughts on “Close Encounters Of the 4th Kind

  1. Suzanne Joshi January 25, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Those bears have spent too much time around humans. Cute story, Danny. 😀 Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. afairymind January 20, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    What an interesting take on the prompt. 🙂 I can’t help but smile each time I think about the bears driving off in the car!


  3. milliethom January 20, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    This is definitely a walk on the wild side. Great fun! Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Yogi and Boo Boo all in one. A really entertaining read, Danny. Thank you.


  4. penshift January 20, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    If you go down to the woods today your sure of a big surprise… Maybe I shouldn’t have sung that to my sister so many times.

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  5. John Yeo January 20, 2015 / 11:28 am

    The bears are out of the woods today ~Great writing Danny~

    Liked by 1 person

  6. summerstommy2 January 19, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    I don’t know why but I had visions of Yogu Bear as I read this DJ. Well done enjoyed your take.


    • Oh Danny Boy January 19, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      LOL. Never thought of that but that is funny. Thanks again.



  7. babso2you January 19, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    I loved your take on this week’s opening line! Good story! Thank you for participating and stay tuned for next week’s challenge! Be well! ^..^


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