Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Before the Beginning
Ashfad surveyed the land. It looked as if the earth had been roasted over a fire and broken into little pieces of dried clay. "Imagine," he said to Sulwood, his hunting partner, "if we never had to hunt again, if the animals would stop running from us. If they would lay down before us so we could take our pick for the slaughter."
Ashfad returned to his wife, Mersk, empty-handed. His empty hands entwined with hers, and they swayed together in slow motion. They settled for a watery rye soup and laid themselves to rest with their daughter snoring rapidly a few feet away. Ashfad was amazed with the big noises that came from such a girthless little girl.
When he finally joined his family in the somnambulant dreamscape he couldn’t quite place his family among the animals there. The urus were plentiful, fat, and prepared to absorb his spear that he might live another day. Strangest of all, they were tame like dogs. They had no fear of Ashfad, just as he had imagined it with Sulwood.
it's April Fool's day and I am half drunk
I swear I saw a Hoofed urus in my front yard.
But it was only some perv looking into my window and saying, "you're showing your age, you bitch."
And he went on to hum show tunes.
I gotta lay off this stuff.
as it is still April Fool's Day here i will take a peek for an uru outside (or god forbid inside:-) now!
I really enjoyed Xdell's , ivan's and the other comments - you all make me wish I had stayed in school though:-)
all the best in the world to you and your family my friend!!!!!!!!!!!
I could see the scorched earth Benji. What a sorrowful sight this was too
XD: I'd say that was a running theme in non-western literature too.
Ivan: We hit a giant auroch on the 103 just last week. They gotta twin that road.
Devin: Thanks, and speaking of school, wouldn't it be nice to go back some day? That's kinda my retirement plan, if scholarships still exist in 2050.
MD: as the characters in this story will soon learn, some dreams are better left in the somnambulant dream-scape.
Hope all my blogger buddies are well.