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…
Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and the written prompt above. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.
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