“It takes a bit of skill, to do this properly. A bit craft, a bit of guile. You gotta make sure the little bugger doesn’t get any funny ideas, doesn’t get wilful. Gotta be quick, just line ’em up and throw. And koalas are pissed all the time. They love it. ”
It’s been horrible, the way things have changed, the way humans have reacted over the last twenty years. Ever since we started uplifting the animals – they all want to do something ‘useful’.
They think they’re helping out.
And of course the crew will figure out something to do with them.
I’d had to tell them at least half the truth, as soon as I walked in. It was the only way to get any of them to talk.
“Look, mate, I’m not here to investigate any possible breaches of the rights of the Uplifted.”
He let down his guard – that’s when I revealed the rest:
“I’m here to look into the increase in chlamydia infections onboard…”
Written for the Terry Whidborne image above, one of his lovely Sunday Sketches (follow @Tezzabold on Twitter), as well as for the Trifecta Writing Challenge. Comments and criticism always welcome!