Year 2, Day 320
Oh, there have been a couple of showers, but barely enough to lay down the dust. Everything around me seems to be burning, except what is already burned. I am in no danger—the well is providing all of the water I need, and the shelter, built from the remains of the escape capsule, is fireproof. I hunt, fish and gather far to the north, where the rains have fallen and the world is green. But how are the nomads faring? Can they find enough food? Where are they?
Jarn’s Journal is the journal of a fictional alien who was stranded on Earth roughly 125,000 years ago. He has befriended a tribe of local early humans, but they have left to follow the herds northward. A longer version of this day’s entry is on my main blog, and I am transferring Jarn’s story (which forms part of the background for my two science fiction novels, Homecoming and Tourist Trap) to my Author website as it is written.
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