In the white land

A blank sheet of ice stretched far and wide. Today, some outsiders were hiding in its thickness.


Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Our hunters eagerly waited for any kind of movement. They had travelled far in the ice land. No walruses, no seals, no carcasses were on the menu for them. They had smelled food at this point and took a break.

In their polar thick white furs they were fighting … for their destiny… for their survival… for food. Desperation and hunger was leading their paths but food was not easily found or  served.

A motion was sensed at a distance. Eyes locked on the target… set to kill.

The battle won’t last long. Our hunters will be defeated by electric fencing even before they could reach their food.



All I could think was of Polar Bears. On 15 May 2008, the United States department of Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Due to climate change they are facing great difficulties such as starvation and malnutrition. They mostly hunt seals but even they are on the endangered list of animals.

I would also like to share this video.

Rochelle Wisoff- Fields-Addicted to Purple is the place where every Friday a photo is shared with an aim to write a fiction around it in 100 words or less. Anyone who wants to participate can click at FRIDAY FICTIONEERS to know about the rules.

Today’s photo is a contribution from Douglas M. Macllroy.

A great thanks to both Rochelle and Douglas for today’s Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to all my readers as well for their time, contribution and comments.


12 thoughts on “In the white land

  1. It’s a sad fact that many species today are facing extinction – all due to the activities of man in one way or another. You obviously feel passionately about polar bears, Norma. Global warming is a huge threat to their habitat and their food sources. A tense and thought-provoking read. Well done. 🙂


    • Threat to animals is just a smaller picture of global warming. The higher risk is for us humans… obviously that is in the long run that we don’t consider or have not considered yet because the ones present now will not be alive in the future time. It seems day by day because of our actions we are forgetting about our successors. I can’t imagine that certain things have already change in the past 50 years given more 50 years change could be drastic.
      Thanks for sharing your views on the same topic Millie. 🙂 Sorry for the hard comment.

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  2. Good story, Norma. I read some time ago that bears are being found that are a mixture of polar and brown bear. Maybe that’s where nature is leading, developing a new breed of bear that can survive in the warmer climate. That was an interesting video. Well done. — Suzanne


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