Jarn’s Journal Year 3, Day 295

Year 3, Day 295

Well, they’re gone again.

I shouldn’t be surprised. They follow the herds, and the herds had gone on. I think now that they stayed in one place much longer than usual when Songbird led them to me, perhaps because Storm Cloud wanted to learn what she could from me. But I will be seeing them again at the Gather.

Songbird and Giraffe will be formally mated there, and I would not be at all surprised if Songbird is pregnant by then. Not that it will make the least difference to anyone; it is considered rather a good omen if the fertility of the bride is proven.

Meanwhile I might as well start deciding what I want to take with me and what is the best way to manage power. The solar panels are limited, they will not last forever, and I have no way of building more, so some other kind of power generation will be necessary if I plan to stay on this planet. As if I had any choice!

In case you’re new to this, Jarn’s Jounal is the (fictional) journal of a (fictional) human-like alien stranded on Earth, in Africa, 125,000 years ago. A longer version is on my main blog; my author site has all of Jarn’s Journal to date.

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Sue Ann Bowling earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at Radcliffe/Harvard and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Alaska. After thirty years of teaching, she retired to focus on writing. Bowling has lived in Alaska for fifty years. Visit her Web site on canine color genetics at http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/Genetics.html.
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12 Responses to Jarn’s Journal Year 3, Day 295

  1. T. M. Hunter says:

    I’m a bit surprised that there would be no way to build (or at least repair) solar panels, given the glass-building before. Good stuff, though!

  2. It’s good to know that he has other options if (when?) the solar panels eventually fail. I’m surprised that Jarn took the news of Songbird’s arrangement to Giraffe so well. Maybe I’m reading too much between the lines.

  3. T.K. Toppin says:

    Oh poop. I was kinda hoping Jarn and Songbird would hook up. Ah wells…I suppose he’s not meant to interfere, right?

  4. jccassels says:

    Do I detect a hint of bitterness creeping into Jarn’s journal?

  5. Jarn can’t seem to win. I’m sure thinking about the solar panels is just as much a forced distraction as a necessity given Songbird’s impending pairing with Giraffe. Yet he keeps on keeping on.

    🙂 Heidi

  6. Angie Derek says:

    Ah, Jarn sounds sad. Poor guy.

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