My Wallaru Walkabout: Nope!
By Boris Tallstaff
October 13th, 2023
Given Wallaru’s relative isolation from the Spiral, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the lifeforms here are… well, unique. From the Roos to the Wombats to the sharks I’ve already mentioned – every living thing here is unusual to say the least, terrifying to say the most. Some creatures are even said to be born straight from dreams, literally the stuff of nightmares come to life. None are worse than the Bunyip… at least that I’ve seen… and I was too busy screaming to really interview anyone.
Whatever you think a Bunyip is, you’re wrong. It’s a monster! A hissing beast with a gaze that can pierce your soul and needle teeth that can pierce your soul. Everything about it pierces souls! And there was a whole misery of them chasing us (Note: a group of Bunyips is called a misery). We ran back to Hope Springs as fast as we could, but these things slithered and screeched right after us.
If it wasn’t for the helpful Drover, we’d have never made it. He pulled up in his truck, kicked the lead Bunyip right in the head and scared the beasties off back into the haze of the arid sun.
Needless to say, I wasn’t about to try that again. Bunyips aren’t the only thing out there. Locals tell tales of bears and devils and serpents and horrors. And in their dreams, there is something darker, something new, something croaking a grim and childish song.
Yeah, so I stayed in the city after that, went shopping, checked out a show in the Juggernaut Crab Theater. And so ended “My Wallaru Walkabout.”
All-in-all, I’d say it was a great trip. Solid 3 out of 5. Fun place to visit if you don’t get eaten.