Play dead, Ian says. Keep the Go-Pro rolling. A bear attack? Let’s incite one and then play dead. We’ll go viral. Proximate primitive footage of a malicious beast is bound to generate views. Think about it, friend. Five, no, ten million views, enough to make us famous!
But when the bear appears, I run. I can’t help it. I abandon Ian. Don’t worry he’s okay. Well, he’s in the hospital.
I open my laptop to find a news website highlighting his story. *Man Wounded After Intentionally Provoking Grizzly Bear*. The story is a hit—20,000,000 views, already twice as many.
This piece was originally featured in The Drabble.