It is Monday and that is when our friends with Trifecta announce the first of their two weekly word prompts. The answer, as always is the third definition from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary and is intended to stretch our writing minds as we should have a situation unfamiliar to us as far as the usage of the ordinarily common word.
Flying monkeys had been done. So had training the penguins. Lions, tigers and bears were so passe. What could he do to be famous? Really, really famous.Dolphins? No. Whales? No.Fifteen failed attempts included skunks, badgers,wolverines and beavers. But he was done with the woodland creatures. It was too hard to gather them anyway.After so much thought he decided the ticket to stardom would be through polar bears. When he thought about the headlines his chest would swell with pride. He knew just how to charm them. Glass bottles of Coca Cola Classic. The plastic ones wouldn’t do. The chemical reaction would work for penguins, Otters and Sea Lions, but for the Polar Bears it had to be glass.
As he stepped out of the range rover he rented in Nome to haul the twenty cases of Coca Cola Classic out to his training spot he saw his minions milling about, looking for food. He retrieved the first case and let it settle into a snow bank before raising the first bottle to gain the bear’s attention. They looked at him with little fanfare and went about their business. He grabbed as many as he could carry and walked closer. Again they took a look at him and continued what they were doing,
Finally he said,” Come you stupid white shag rejects, I brought the right stuff!”
A couple of minutes passed and then an old gray tinted bear separated from the pack and ambled in his direction.
“At last,” he said.
The bear continued until it got within six feet and it stopped and rested on its back side as it looked at him, waiting anxiously.
“What is it you expect in exchange for the Coke?” the bear asked.
“Come home with me and will be famous.”
“Deal,” the bear said,
From that day on they were in demand all over the world. No one had seen a talking bear and loved his explanations of bear wisdom.