A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 110, Friday
April 20th, 2018
Chapter Five: The New Gene
Change begets change, in a never ending cycle. From one point in time to another, nothing is ever the same. This is true, no matter high finely you measure the distance between points.
Everything is changing.
The Ancient spacefarers became humanity. Their ages-long sojourn across the galaxy had already caused them to modify their physical form in significant ways, long before they arrived on Earth.
At first they utilized their scientific understanding to engineer their bodies to withstand the exigencies of prolonged space travel. Once they targeted Earth as their final destination, they began to prepare themselves for the demands of their new home.
They survived by mutation.
Once they arrived in orbit around their new world, a slow metamorphosis took place.
There contact with the Earth’s bio-sphere presented challenges they had never encountered before. Life on earth was aggressive.
Through a constant exposure to viruses and bacteria, their genetic constitution became compromised.
At the most basic level they converged with the native life of Earth.
They became a new people.
This took time. It took many thousands of years, and by the time the transformation was complete, they had lost much of the knowledge of who they were, of where they came from, and the technology they had brought them here.
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