THE JOURNEY • by Deven D Atkinson

At first it was just an animal trace, barely discernible to the naked eye. But soon it turned into a dirt trail, a country road, a superhighway and a stellar warp-lane.

Ian Bailey, a Nundle Koala from north of Sydney, followed it the entire way wanting only to escape Earth and his third class citizen status. Now he sat glowering in a bar nursing a skunky American beer, light-centuries away from the nearest eucalyptus tree, with a drunk Human from Melbourne prattling on and on and on about how humans had had opposable thumbs first.

Deven D Atkinson is a computer programmer living in rural Southern Ohio.

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