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When I returned home, the phone was ringing. I raced across to answer it.

“Hello, Jumilah Fioray speaking.”

I took a moment to take a breath.

“Hi, Jumilah, it’s Sam here,” he replied.

“Hello, Sam.”

“Are you all set to come up to Sydney?” he wanted to know.

“Yeah, my flight’s on Tuesday morning.”

“Good,” Sam replied. “Fancy a trip to Taronga during the day?”

“That would be lovely,” I accepted.

“Fantastic. I’ll be pleased to see you.” Sam seemed to clear his throat. “How has your construction been coming along?”

“Oh, slowly,” I answered. “No time, no money. We have the pre-existing exhibit space, though.”


Abbey Sim is the founder of Huldah Media. She is a creative writing, law and theology student who lives on the lands of the Dharug people in Sydney, Australia. Abbey has long had a passion for the weird and the wonderful of stories, sport and zoo animals. 'From the Wild' is her first anthology.

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