Charli Mills at https://carrotranch.com challenged everyone to use a Koala in a Kingdom in a 99 word story. This is how I interpreted the prompt. What do you think?
Written by Kerry E.B. Black
Beth retreated into her imaginings where her stuffed koala reigned and she served as his loyal subject.
There, nobody ridiculed her childish ways or belittled her stuttered speech. There, she read beautifully, and the court gathered from miles away to hear her recitations. They applauded and admired instead of laughed and tormented.
Beth labored over tongue placement to produce the correct sounds, to please her liege. She calmed her voicebox and sing-songed to get by difficult passages and emulate her dream self.
Beth’s mother listened from the doorway as Beth’s articulation improved with each session in the Koala Kingdom.