Watch and Learn

Today's 100 word-bite is written on a picture prompt from Pobble. The link to the prompt can be found here.

Photo Credit: Segei Ivanov, One Big Photo
The discarded plastic wrapper makes the faintest crinkling sound, but it is enough. The hairs on the back of my neck rise as Mama Bear turns. There’s no way she could be thinking it, but her reprimanding gaze sears through me. Beside her, I watch her cubs stiffen. Seventeen long seconds pass. Making only the slightest movement, I bend down, pick it up and put it into my bag, never breaking eye contact with her. Two seconds later, satisfied, she looks away. I let out a sigh of relief only to catch my own little one looking up at me.


  1. Very relevant....!

  2. Brilliant use of the poble pic. The eye contact here establishes trust to save the environment for each other.

    1. Hehehe I was seeing it more like the bear would be thinking pick it up or else .... 🀣 But yeah mutual trust works too! Whatever helps the planet πŸ™‚ Thank you for your encouraging comment, Bharati!

  3. Mind blowing... πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  4. Deceptively simple,the story carried a great message with absolute clarity.

  5. Most important message of the blog is that people should have empathy. Nicely written Deepa.

  6. That's such a great and powerful message in a few words. Loved it!!


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