The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
What’s So Funny?
Andy saw a man stumbling towards the shelter. It happens every season: a bear comes into a camp, challenging the human for his food. The camper abandons everything, runs through the forest, splashes across the creek, and, if lucky enough, finds the trail shelter.
“Not to worry,” Andy assures him, “here’s a quarter.”
Andy watched as the man stared at the wall phone, failing to recall even one complete phone number, realizing that his smart phone with quite an extensive contact list was last seen crushed under a bear’s butt.
It wasn’t funny, Andy knew, but he laughed anyway.
The photograph is week is from J Hardy Carroll who is also a Friday Fictioneer writer. Check out J Hardy Carroll’s story “When” here.
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.