Writing Exercise: Don’t Wake the Bears

I’ve been having fun with these three-minute exercises. Try one out, and see what you come up with: just set a timer, write a title, and start typing, trying to get as many words as you can. It’s a blast! Here’s the result from today’s exercise…

Don’t Wake the Bears

Psst. Hey. You. Yeah, you. Don’t come in here.

Stop. Stop right there.

I know, I know. I need help, it’s true. But not that kind. You’re going to get me killed.

Broken? Definitely. In three places, actually. Hurts like hell, but I can’t scream. No way. If I do, they’ll wake up for sure.

Back out. Just back out the way you came. I fell in that hole up there. See the light?

Better to drop a rope in there, then pull me out the way I came. There’s no getting past those beasts, that’s for damn sure. I mean, look at the size of that one.

Okay. I’ll wait.

Right. Right, yes, that’s good. Just a little lower.

That’s good. Now if I can just…

Good God that hurts.

Okay. I think I’ve got it. Now pull up. That’s it. Just don’t… no… don’t… wait.

Shit. It moved.


This won’t work.

Just… just send food and water. And perhaps a coat.

It’s going to be a long winter.


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