Jarn’s Journal Year 4 Day 271 #SFFSat

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Year 4, Day 271

I don’t know how much longer I can stand this.

Meerkat built a hut for the birth, and informed Giraffe and me that this was a women’s mystery and we were most emphatically not welcome.

Songbird just screamed again. How can a man do this to a woman? But they don’t know they are responsible.

Starburst, MorguefileThe screams are bad enough, but I’m also sharing the pain. No wonder the fathers I’ve known have looked so drained after a birth! A father worthy of the name is expected to mind-link with his mate to help her through the birth process. And I think Giraffe would if he could, even though he has no idea that he had anything to do with this.

Could I trade on being considered a god to override Meerkat’s exclusion of males?

Jarn’s Journal is the remote background of my Science Fiction universe. A slightly longer version is on my main blog; the Journal to date is available at my author site.

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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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8 Responses to Jarn’s Journal Year 4 Day 271 #SFFSat

  1. T. M. Hunter says:

    I figure they have it much better off being excluded…from what I’ve heard. 🙂

  2. Maybe–if they couldn’t hear (or in Jarn’s case feel) anything either.

  3. His worry comes through despite his usual analytical, no-nonsense tone. It’s truly endearing. He’s such s caring, wise being.

  4. Peter Vialls says:

    Sharing the pain, but unable to do anything to ameliorate it – that’s hard. And despite his technological advancement, unable to assist due to the mores of the primitives. Jarn has my sympathies (as does Songbird).

  5. Yes. His empathy has pretty well trumped “do not interfere.”

  6. amergina says:

    Poor Jarn! And poor Songbird. I hope she and the baby make it through the birth okay.

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