Year 6 Day 1
I now know what this continent looks like. Meekat and Giraffe looked at my map with total bewilderment, obviously not seeing any relationship to the ground on which they stood. I tried to explain to Songbird, the only one who had ever seen the ground from high above. “You know how things look smaller when you are far above them? Well, this is how the land would look if you were very, very high. So high you could see water on all sides.”
I should have known better. Being Songbird, she immediately demanded that I take her up that high.
“There isn’t any air that high,” I told her. “You couldn’t breathe.”
Jarn’s Journal is part of the prehistory of my science fiction universe, allegedly a journal kept by a human-like Alien, Jarn, who was stranded on Africa roughly 125,000 years ago. He has met and been accepted (as a god, which annoys him exceedingly) by some primitive humans, but they have no concept of a map. A longer version of this post is on my main blog; the entire Journal to date is on my author site.
By the way I’ve linked to the blog as a whole rather than to the specific post this week. I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge this month, and most of the posts are introductions to the characters and worlds of my books. Drop by and meet them!
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