A Novel – In One Page per Day
Day 148, Monday
May 28th, 2018
Chapter One: Forest
Families gathered together in sheltered spaces, a clearing in the trees.
They formed bands, small groups that clung to one another for safety.
They established camps close to the springs that fed the clear streams providing them with the clean water they needed for life, and nourishment.
They built their fires, burning bright, smoking fish, birds, and rabbits. The fed off of any other type of meat that could be taken down with the shafts of their javelins and atlatls, their spears and stones and arrows.
They had returned to the primordial life.
The built small shelters in and around the trees.
They only moved when they had depleted the resources in the area that surrounded them.
Everything was temporary.
When they had burned all of the fuel, eaten all of the nuts and berries, the wild onions and mushrooms, and cleared the region of the living beings they feasted on, then they would move.
Through their story telling the developed the ethos that the migratory life was the path that nature had intended. It was the life of the natural man, it was peaceful and well ordered, and provided the tribal-bands with everything they needed from season to season.
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