Bearfooting - A Free Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat Short Story in eBook & Audio Formats
Bears may be common to the North Carolina mountains but you really don't expect them walking down mainstream in your hometown.
May is a month of unpredictable weather in the North Carolina mountains as are the other eleven months of the year, so it's not all that surprising that the late afternoon thunderstorm caught the mama bear and her cub on the wrong side of the river from their customary shelter. Mama bear with her cub riding on her back was only a third of the way across the river when the bottom fell out. Within minutes the water around them transformed from a placid flow to a raging river of angry, dirty water which swept the cub from her back. Alarmed, mama bear swam after her cub fighting to stay afloat until a tree limb struck her from behind, almost knocking her unconscious. She found herself fighting for her own life as she caught glimpses of her cub floating downstream clinging to another piece of debris, his plaintive cries ripping at her heart.
Excerpted from Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat Volume Two: More Suspenseful Tales with a Twist.