It’s now my fourth day of searching, and I still have not found them. I did see a band yesterday—not the people I am looking for, but their ornaments were similar. I thought it over last night and most of today, and decided to contact them. Cautiously. I hid where I could hear them speaking, enough to know they spoke the language I learned from Songbird, and who knew? They might have been at the gather, and be able to tell me where I should look.
Their camp was by a water hole, and I walked in with my hands spread, just before sunset, ready to teleport away at any sign they were hostile—I had not forgotten those others! “Greetings,” I said carefully. “Do you know of the band that has a child called Songbird?”
They looked at each other and the men, their ribs painfully obvious, took a tighter grasp on their spears.
Jarn’s Journal is a part of the remote back story of the science fiction universe of the Jarnian Confederation, the background against which my two award-winning novels, Homecoming and Tourist Trap, are set. A slightly longer version of this post can be found at my main blog, and the entire Journal to date is on my author website.
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