Bear Fight!

29 Jul

bears fighting

Barry was the toughest bear in the forest. He was 10-0 in professional bear fights and 8-0 as an amateur. He was the current bear fighting champion. The up and comer, Burt, was young and hungry and ready to take Barry´s belt. They weren´t very fond of each other outside of the ring so this looked as though it was going to be a barn burner.

On the day of the big fight, Barry came down with a virus. He had trouble getting out of bed. His manager, a skunk named Sammy, was ready to call off the fight. Barry refused. He could not lose face to the young punk, Burt. Besides, it would ruin his legacy.

Barry and Burt squared off in the middle of the ring. The referee went over the rules of the fight. Barry noticed a twinge of fear in Burt´s eyes. Burt recognized the exhaustion in Barry´s eyes and his confidence grew a bit. The referee sent them to their respective corners.

Barry knew he could not take many body shots. His digestive system was wrecked by the virus. Burt wanted to avoid Barry´s heavy front paws. He knew one touch and he could go to sleep. He desperately wanted to take the fight to the ground.

As they were circling each other a slight boom echoed and scared the birds out of the trees in the distance. Suddenly Burt felt a piercing sting in his chest. Breathing became next to impossible. All he could feel was a burning, his vision was no longer clear. He started to fade. Consciousness failed him.

Approximately 300 yards a hunter lowered his rifle. He looked to his partner. “Got dat Bear!”

As all the animals, with the exception of Burt, ran away from the championship fight Barry cried “I AM STILL CHAMPION!”



8 Responses to “Bear Fight!”

  1. Bruce Goodman July 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I was caught out my the PUNCH line.

    • Ryan July 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

      Hahaha, nice pun, Bruce! Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

  2. Eric Tonningsen July 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    Ahh, the twist returns. Only by default does he win.

    Like the story, Ryan, but as an animal rights advocate, I abhor hunters who kill for sport. Ditto for humans.

    You’ve got a pass on this one. 🙂

    • Ryan July 30, 2014 at 1:26 am #

      Thanks, Eric! But I never specified if the hunters were trophy hunters or if they were the kind that would use every part of the animal! 😉 I too abhor sport hunters. But the latter, I do not. As a meat eater I would be a crazy hypocrite! Thanks as always for reading, you know I appreciate it!

      • Eric Tonningsen July 30, 2014 at 2:09 am #

        Not to belabor my friend… it’s just that all sentient beings deserve the same kindness and right to life that we are blessed to enjoy. Off my soapbox. 🙂

      • Ryan July 30, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

        I agree with you! You are smooth on your soapbox. What I mean it, you express your opinion in a way that makes one put their guard down. I could learn from this. I could learn a lot from you! 🙂 Have a great day.

  3. Victor July 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Was that fair and square???
    It smells fishy… I’m NOT convinced Barry had nothing to do with the presence of hunters in the area. It was only…too convenient for him to have them around.
    Nice text, Ryan. I’d say it was great for kids, but I don’t think they’d appreciate the death of a bear. Next time, kill a politician.

    • Ryan July 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      Hahahaha, if only there were an open season on politicos….Thanks for reading, brotha!!!!! Glad you liked it.

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