Since Jasper’s grandfather cleared land illegally to establish the farm, title couldn’t be issued.
Three generations continuously cleared land.
When an Environment Department auditor showed up to measure the clearance, Jasper shot the official dead.
Today the Environment Court seized the farm, causing Jasper more grief than his life sentence.
Barry O’Farrell is an actor living in Brisbane, Australia. He is enjoying the challenge of microfiction, with other stories appearing in A Story In 100 Words.