Jarn’s Journal is the fictional journal of an equally fictional human-like alien who was stranded in Africa some 125,000 years ago. His story is part of the remote back story of my two science fiction novels, Homecoming and Tourist Trap. A somewhat longer version of this post can be found on my main blog; the entire Journal to date is on my author site. Do stop by and visit with the other Science fiction and fantasy writers who have also posted snippets on Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday.
Year 3 Day 270
My new home is almost finished – at least as far as the structure goes. I decided to cover most of it with soil and vegetation, for insulation. I do have windows, deep-set and transparent, looking in all directions, but from outside only the porch and entryway are obvious. The site is well above the lake, with both hot and cold springs supplying me with water. It’s wonderful to have a large soaking tub again!
So far it’s only a shell. I’ve been teleporting back and forth to the old shelter, recording my journal there and moving what I need at the moment to the new site. Today I found that the rains had started at the old site, so last year’s drought was a relatively short one.
Will Rain Cloud lead the group I know best back to the vicinity of my old shelter? From the steady drumming of the rain on the roof, the grass will soon begin growing and the animals should follow it to provide good hunting.