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At the Jasper Dump

a lesson for the boys

By Ward NorcuttPublished 11 months ago 1 min read
At the Jasper Dump
Photo by Suzanne Rushton on Unsplash

My father did not holler at the teenagers to stop throwing rocks at the bear cubs. He did not warn them at all about the momma bear circling around behind them.

He did, however, point her out to me and my big brother and said they were going to get what’s coming to them.

I was 6 and even I knew not to throw rocks at a baby.

I don’t know if they got away or if they learned anything. We learned something about our father though.

It partly explained why he made our strap out of a Kenworth mudflap.

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About the Creator

Ward Norcutt

Playwright and poet.

My goal as a writer is to write thoughtful pieces of prose, poetry and stage plays. Hopefully, the end results are entertaining and engaging, with layers of meaning that make sense to the whole or a theme therein.

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  • Heather Hubler11 months ago

    Oh wow, a harsh man. So few words to really make that story intense and compelling. Well done.

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