May 10, 2016 at 04:28PM on Facebook

“The scent of a bear is a thick, greased wind. Close, you can smell it right away. It precedes any other trace in the air: blueberry or saw exhaust, spruce needle or wood smoke. Old and sharp. It brings to mind adrenaline and rot and sex, and everything I’ve ever known that’s wild.”
Bear Fragments | Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction