For Kim and Sam it had started like any other walk to school. That was before they felt the presence of something following them. At first it was a bit of a snuffling sound, but as their pursuer gained on them they needed to act fast. Sam took a quick glance backwards.
“It’s a bear alright,” he said.
“What shall we do?” Kim asked nervously. “Should we run?”
“No, that would be the worst thing we could do.”
“Then what? I’m scared,” she said almost in a whimper.
“Do you see those trees ahead? The ones with the supports.”
“Yes,” Kim responded.
“When I count to three, freeze and pretend to be one of them.”