A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 114, Tuesday
April 24th, 2018
Chapter Two: Bi Pedal
The Ancient race of spacefarers were bipeds. They stood on two feet just as the humans of earth would in their time.
The longer the Ancient colonists remained on their journey through the stars, the more they adapted their physiology to the unique exigencies of their vessel. In the case of the group that eventually landed on earth, they learned to adapt themselves to conditions of near weightlessness.
The conditions of deep space altered the function of their limbs and digits, of their muscles and skeletons.
In anticipation of coming to Earth they began to alter their physiology again, to reconstruct the things that they had lost. They transformed, as much as they could, back to the form that was the closest approximation to what they had originally been.
They prepared once again to stand on two feet.
The interactive relationship between the creature, the animal, its body, the environment determined the spectrum of its consciousness.
Standing against the pull of gravity, under the weight of the Earth’s atmosphere, balancing on two feet, these differentiated human beings from every other creature, the pivot on a central axis, dancing, and walking.
It was with their heads held high, and faces lifted to the sun, that the first colonists moved across the surface of their new world.
There were many changes yet to come, augmentations, and enhancements. They knew that they would not be leaving Earth any time soon, they had to prepare themselves to rule it, as the apex species on a planet filled with predators. They landed under the auspices of a simple rule. They had to adapt to survive.
#Emergence #SuperShortFiction #365SciFi #55Words
Like it, Follow it, Share it!