A Gift Fit for Royalty

The raucous court of the Emperor went deathly quiet as I walked in.

The Princess, sitting next to her father, squealed with delight and ran up to me.

“I thought they’d gone extinct…” she cried out, looking at the cute and cuddly bundle of joy that I was holding.

“Apparently not, Your Highness, I found this wandering in the forest,” I replied.

“What should I call it?” the Princess wondered excitedly.

“I believe the humans used to call it a baby, Your Highness,” I answered with a smile, as the Koala Princess almost snatched her gift from my arms.


99 words.

Written in response to the Carrot Ranch July 11: Flash Fiction Challenge . The challenge this week was to write a story in 99 words on a Koala in a kingdom!

Note: I’m sorry I was away for so long without notice, but it was not because I was not writing, au contraire, I was writing a bit too much. I was in the process of wrapping up two scriptwriting projects for Disney India, and simply ran out of time and mind space, those two mortal enemies of all writers. Back now, with my daily dose of stories for the child in you!


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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11 Responses to A Gift Fit for Royalty

  1. Zarine says:

    Welcome back!! We’ve missed you 😄
    Writing for Disney!? Wow!! We’re impressed …. And the child in us is looking up, waiting for more gifts 😂

  2. Yay you’re back! 🙂

  3. Beautiful story and loved the way you penned

  4. Pingback: Koala in the Kingdom « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  5. Norah says:

    I like the twist in the tale. Well done.

  6. floatinggold says:

    What a smart twist. It would be an interesting world.

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