Princess Koala at the Kingdom Diner #amwriting

Princess Koala at the Kingdom Diner was written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.

Princess Koala at the Kingdom Diner

Small town America. Ya gotta love it. I try to, although they don’t understand me or my humor.

But he gets me.

From the moment he strode into the Kingdom Diner, his motorcycle boots heavy on the wood floor, and settled on a stool, his crystalline blue eyes searing through me, I knew.

“What can I get you?” I asked.

He grinned the grin of a kid with an ice cream cone.


I nodded.

“Koala cutie.”

I bristled.

“I love koalas,” he added as if that would solve everything.

Arms across chest, I glared.

“Can I start over?”


Sascha Darlington

For some reason I pictured this guy like a Metallica-kind of guy. When I brought up Metallica love songs, I was tickled pink by this discovery. Metallica singing “Love Is All Around!” And if you’re a Love Actually fan, you can substitute Christmas, if you like. 😉

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    • I think you can defend koalas. I mean….KOALAS! They are the spokescritter for Qantas. They are cuddly (except when they scratch or bite). They are the definition of Australia. Or I could be all wrong. 🙂

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