July 11: Flash Fiction Challenge – Koala’s Kingdom

Charli’s Carrot Ranch 99-word Fiction Challenge

July 11, 2019, prompt: “My kingdom for a koala!” In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a koala in a kingdom. You can create a character out of Norah’s koala and give it a Vermont adventure. Or you can make up a story however you want! Can you pull off a BOTS (based on a true story)? Go where the prompt leads!

Koala’s Kingdom
A parcel had arrived, covered with Australian postmarks.
‘Oh, how thoughtful,’ Ritu smiled at the generosity of her cousins.
The baby was only a few weeks old, and a package rammed full of gifts for her and her son had been sent to her.
Books, clothes, little fur boots, and a tiny koala for baby to snuggle with.
Soon his cot became crowded with soft toys, so Ritu had to move them.
A small hammock was constructed where the myriad toys sat, with Koala right at the front.
He was totally happy, high up, able to survey his kingdom.

Based on a true story. When Lil Man was born, we did indeed receive a little stuffed Koala toy!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norah
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:44:56

    That’s a very cute story, Ritu. I wondered if it was a BOTS. 🙂

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  3. Nisthur
    Jul 21, 2019 @ 12:07:20

    Are you back ?

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  4. Jennie
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:23:28

    You must have been excited to write this as Lil Man had a koala, too. Lovely memories!

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 14, 2019 @ 22:24:24

    Lovely, Sis!

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  6. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jul 13, 2019 @ 21:54:25

    That was sweet – excellent answer to a super hard challenge!

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  7. dornahainds
    Jul 13, 2019 @ 21:29:16

    Awe… 😎🥀

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  8. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 13, 2019 @ 16:12:33

    Such a cute story, Ritu.

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  9. syl65
    Jul 13, 2019 @ 01:25:27

    Beautiful memories Sister ❤️

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  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 12, 2019 @ 20:35:53

    Oh, how sweet

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  11. Sascha Darlington
    Jul 12, 2019 @ 20:18:45

    So sweet! 💖

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  12. Erika Kind
    Jul 12, 2019 @ 20:09:44

    Some of those early toys stay with the kids forever.

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  13. Dorinda Duclos
    Jul 12, 2019 @ 20:04:01

    Love this, Ritu! How cool to send a Koala, from Australia, for Lil Man. Good thing they didn’t send you the real deal! ❤

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  14. willowdot21
    Jul 12, 2019 @ 19:46:26

    Lovely memories Sis 💜

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