Carrion Colony by Dr. Richard King

By Dr. Richard King

This absurdist comedy is decided in a fictional penal colony, outdated & New Bridgeford, in early 19th-century Australia. using boisterous language and over-the-top characters current heritage via a wickedly satirical lens.

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He thought himself a steadfast, stout fellow, a resolute man not at all given to complaining. He was frightfully mistaken. One could not meet the man without hearing in tireless detail of his woes and misfortunes. QXD 5/3/02 12:09 PM Page 55 Carrion Colony on that day when the Governor asked him to draw up plans for the women’s quarters. Imagine his general despair—he is at this point a reasonably likeable fellow—he had just spent the morning being urged by the Governor to add poison-dartblowing tribes to a nicely rendered mountain range.

They as scared him as a woman’s pudendum. When he finally had every piece of plant life banished from his domain, when he had staked out his plain of dust and clay, he spent all of his time sweeping it free of seeds and pods and berries, and when, having done so, he found there were still free hours in the day, he began clearing the yard of the Cartographer next door. When he was asked by the Cartographer to kindly desist, he started working his way up the cliff at the back. Doctor Wilmot was not going to stop until he had cleared this land of every plant on it.

He would then go on to describe the circumstances that had led to him seeing the kurrapuuk. Some days he wrote nothing else but page after page of the splendid word, written tenderly and with affection by a man who had a great regard for fine penmanship, and considerable skill at the art. QXD 5/3/02 12:09 PM Page 48 Richard King Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Kurrapuuk Page after page of it.

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