Year 6 Day 85
Well, they’ve left.
I keep telling myself not to become attached to individuals of the People, because they age quickly and will die all too soon. On that basis, it is a very good thing that Songbird, Giraffe and WildDog will not be staying with me this year.
I will miss them.
I will even miss Meerkat, who has finally realized I have no interest in her as a mate, and set out, very much behind my back, to seduce Lion, who lost his mate to a fever last year. I hope Lion knows what he is in for!
Not that Gazelle, the mate of Little Gnu, is not a good cook and clothing maker, or that her daughter does not remind me of Songbird as I first knew her. Gazelle has also taken to the fish traps, and we eat well even without a hunter.
Little Gnu has turned out to be remarkably adept at knapping stone. I think I may learn more about stone tools than I had intended.
Jarn’s Journal is the journal of a human-like alien who was stranded in Africa some 125,000 years ago. His story is part of the back story of the Jarnian Confederation, where my published books are set. For a longer version of this post, see my main blog. The entire Journal to date is on my author site.