This episode of the Drabblecast presents “Bears Discover Fire,” by Terry Bisson. We examine and interpret humanity through anthropomorphism.
When bears discover fire, stop hibernating, and begin populating highway medians in the southern US, people notice. Their changing behavior highlights how other families react to changes in their own lives with varying degrees of acceptance and grace.
We stayed on the path. The light seemed to drip down from the canopy of the woods like rain. The going was easy, especially if we didn’t try to look at the path but let our feet find their own way.
Then through the trees I saw their fire…
Our Drabble this week is called “Sheep,” and comes from Phenopath on the Drabblecast Forums. Some unexpected visitors reveal that peacefully grazing sheep are not exactly what they seem…
Our twabble comes from Chris Munroe:
As snakes devoured me, I understood: I never should have shopped at Bed, Bath and Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.
And now, on with the show!
Drabblecast #230 – Bears Discover Fire