Fiction

The Impenetrable Mind of a Kangaroo

The dog was screeching, terrified. There was a clattering of falling garden tools and more distressed howls from their old kelpie. The couple stopped eating, looked at each other and ran to the carport. A grey kangaroo, a big old buck as tall as the man, stood near the car. The dog was in her kennel, shivering. The man advanced towards the roo and raised his arms. “SHOO! GET OUT!” he shouted. The roo shifted a little but stood its ground. The man picked up a hoe and marched towards the buck. “GET OUT!” The roo stood taller and regarded…

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