Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
Kingston the Killer Koala
There was no greater disguise for an assassin than that of a benign teddy bear of a creature like Kingston. Sweet as pie and gentle as a lamb. That’s how everyone saw this soft, furry little guy who sat in trees munching his eucalyptus leaves and taking long naps.
Kingston, however, had a lethal inner bad guy who tended to come out at night. Backing gingerly down his tree, he landed on the ground with a soft thud, tore through the trees screaming as though chased by demons, and attacked . . . you guessed it . . . he attacked kangaroos. Boomers sleeping on the ground were especially vulnerable.
Leaving the body behind, Kingston escaped in a flash, leapt up the trunk of his favorite tree, dug in his claws, and scrambled onto a limb to catch his breath. By the time the other koala rubbed their eyes and looked around to see what the scratching and rustling was all about, Kingston was calmly munching his eucalyptus snack.
Kingston might never have been caught and punished for his crimes were it not for other members of his society who noticed his odd behavior and became suspicious of his nocturnal wanderings. Two followed him one night and were shocked to witness his “vicious and unprovoked” attack.
The kangaroo mob which Kingston had preyed on for many nights in a row demanded the right to execute Kingston on the spot.
And that’s exactly what happened.
Anyone who has a lethal inner bad guy should think twice before letting him run free.
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