A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 255, Wednesday
September 12th, 2018
Chapter Three: History
The myths of a people persist in the roots and branches of shared experience.
A people will naturally, instinctively go to incredible lengths to retain their memories.
Jim found the records of their journey from planet to planet, across the starry field.
He followed them.
He discovered their odysseys retold in stories and song, in paintings and drawings that mirrored their sojourn among the stars.
The farther he travelled away from the Empire, away from the Central system, the HomeWorld, the less the people knew about where they came from.
He discovered that the Children of the Ancients no-longer remembered their origins, everything was symbol and metaphor.
They were born in darkness, adrift in an ocean of time where planets were like skipping stones, glowing in the light of hungry stars.
A world was merely a way-place, on a journey without end…until the end, when their vessels could no longer be repaired, retrofitted, repurposed, when they had no choice but to land, to set down roots, to attempt to survive.
They met many different conditions. Sometimes they were prepared for what was coming, sometimes they were not.
On Earth, the humans were prepared for their landing, but not for what came after on the unstable world.
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