I and my friend have written a short story about a topic very close to our hearts, about a beloved animal who is endangered.
Short Story – Polar Bears
I am walking on my beautiful white sheet of ice. I have been on this amazing continent for over 25 years. I have had around 12 cubs, each
one has grown up. I am far too old to have children, so now I just walk around this beautiful icy land. It is cold and icy, just the right temperature, my feet are grazing across the snow-white ice, and my eyes are glistening, icy blue with a hungry gleam. I look around this amazing land. But over my years a lot has changed and that makes me unhappy. I have seen parts of my home melt away. Seen parts of my family drift away. How much longer could I love this land, if it was melting away?
I see scientists adrift on their floatation devices, they are so lucky because when this land melts, I won’t have a safe place to drift on like they do. I see their vicious gleams from afar. The way they torture unknowingly, torturing me and so many. My name is Betsy, and I am a polar bear, whose habitat and life is in danger, because of you.
You are making my land disappear beneath me. You may not care because what is one polar bear? Yet with one whole continent melting away, the ocean water will rise to extreme heights. Which will cause the humans home to become an ocean land? If my land goes yours does too. So it’s not just one polar bear, it’s the whole world, which is in a vast doom, because of your inability to accept the truth.
Humans think that you are making your so-called ‘technological advances’ by polluting their own world. In the process of your ‘technological advances,’ you are killing our species including yourself. Think twice before you do something like that.
The ice caps are melting, which means ocean levels rise, I suppose it’s karma. Karma, for all the terrible things you have done to us. When sea levels rise, your cities will die. I wish I could help you, but I am just a polar bear, what to do? What is there to do? There are so many solutions if the whole human race could just come together as one and understand the damages that have been done.
Yet why would I help you? You split up my family, you’ve ruined my home? Why would I even try to rescue you? So I guess I will just pretend to be this ‘stupid’ polar bear, as you all see me. But the thing you don’t know is at least I’m not the one destroying this glorious home.
So in the end, it is your decision, do you want to be the one who takes or gives? Helps, or leaves behind? The decision is yours, I’d recommend choosing wisely because, a death wish for one, is a death wish for all.
I have written this with my best friend! So make sure to go check out her amazing blog!!