A Son’s Inheritance

by solaris2001

Growing up, he’d been told an old story. A father and son went hunting for deer in the woods one autumn afternoon. The son found fresh tracks and, hungry for blood, ran ahead, leaving his father behind. As the sun set, the son found the deer eviscerated at the mouth of a deep cave from which emerged a monstrous bear in wanton bloodlust. The bear charged. The son ran in terror. Night fell. As the bear cornered the son, the father appeared with a great torch and drove away the bear, saving his son. But it was only a story.