Karl Thinks of Bears

A 100-word story

Watching the snow fall outside his window makes Karl cold. Feeling cold reminds him to take his Vitamin D. Plus Vitamin C to prevent colds. 

His girlfriend says it’s the bare minimum in winter.

Thinking of bears, Karl read that bears don’t need dens to hibernate. They can plop down pretty much anywhere and sleep. Their fur and the snow keep them warm all winter long.

For a bear, the minimum is simply a piece of planet.

Impressed, Karl shakes his head.

Then he shivers, turns up the thermostat, and sips his tea.

All in all, he’s not very impressive.


© Copyright 2021 by Jim Latham
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