"The Bone Poet & God", by Matt Dovey. In the anthology Sword and Sonnet, edited by Aidan Doyle, Rachael K. Jones and E. Catherine Tobler. Published by Ate Bit Bear, July 2018.
He eyed Ursula for a moment, weighing up the situation, and she gestured ever so gently to the fire she was building, trying to come across as safe, as friendly. As likeable.
He straightened and walked forward. He kept the stick before him, but Ursula understood. Bears could be dangerous.
Two more badgers followed him, one much smaller--"Oh, you're a family!" said Ursula. "I'll make a seat for you!"