Emergence 3.0 – Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty-one, Migration; Chapter Six, Coast

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 153, Saturday
June 2nd, 2018

Chapter Six: Coast

The foot paths in the forests were serene and stable. The people traversed them in safety and seclusion, hidden by the trees and brush.

They crossed into the open prairie, the broad meadows, the open deserts and the snowy fields. The paths they laid down were narrow, and shifting.

The tribes traversed them in long lines, marching single file laying down the course for those that followed.

The wind erased the trails they made in sand and snow.

The grasses and the wild flowers sprang back in their wake.

The streams and rivers were the markers of lanes that could be followed from one destination to the next.

They came to the great lakes and seas, the broad shorelines of the world’s oceans became the first roads.

They trekked across them as if they were long and winding highways, herding their flocks by the deep.

The way was easy by the shoreline, beneath the stars, following the water’s edge from camp to camp.

They pitched their tents in the places where the rivers met the sea. Where the fresh water flowed into the salty brine.

The surface of the earth was slowly repopulated.

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