Flash Fiction Challenge: Kirby the Koala

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As arboreal creatures go, koalas are pretty laid back. They never get too stirred up and tend to have a rather philosophical view of things.

Kirby was an exception to this rule. He had an active imagination and a nearly perilous curiosity about the world.

Of course, the other koalas frowned upon such adventurism. Old Kanda would say, “If sitting in a nice spot, chewing eucalyptus, was enough yesterday and the day before, it is good enough for today as well. Leave the rest alone.”

Such a laconic and disinterested lifestyle just did not suit Kirby’s nature. He longed to be an explorer or perhaps a spy. One day, Kirby saw a group of people having a picnic on the ground below. He eagerly took it upon himself to discover what these creatures were up to… Continue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge: Kirby the Koala”

Lea Anne Stoughton Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Lea Anne Stoughton is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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