The Land of Adaptations – p.1

May 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm 2 comments

In the days when all who are old and wise were young and foolish, there lived a Centaur. He was a horse of softest brown on the bottom, and a young man of auburn hair on the top. With four good equine legs to run on, and two good human hands to work with, he was a very good hunter, and practiced shooting his bow and arrows daily.

No beast could escape him, outrun him, or evade the sting of his arrow. The Centaur feasted well each night, and journeyed far each day, for his other love (besides hunting) was traveling. He enjoyed seeing new lands, hearing new languages, and roasting new game for his supper.

It happened that one day he found himself in a place where everything came in pairs; every tree split at the root and grew with two trunks, every beast had an extra pair of eyes, or paws, or tails; and so when the Centaur found a normal-looking man standing by the road (which was divided in two), he immediately called out to him.

“Good day to you, sir – how came you to this strange land where everything is double?”

The man turned, and the Centaur saw that on the other side was the man’s twin, attached at the shoulder so that each had only one arm free, and shared a third between them.


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Plot Twisterrific The Land of Adaptations – p.2

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  May 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Can we assume that everyone there is bilingual? 🙂

  • 2. Pam  |  May 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    A very thought-provoking beginning. Good comment, Mr. Adams:-)


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