The Land of Adaptations – p.3

May 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

The Centaur and the Twin Man sat around their fire and their roasted geese, and ate until they were just full. Then they leaned back and sighed and belched and laughed, and decided they would be friends from then on.

“Why is it that every living thing in this land has two of something?” the Centaur asked, flicking his tail to keep away the double-stomached mosquitoes.

The Twin Man’s left head said, “It’s always better to have more, of course.”

The right head sighed and said, “No, it isn’t always, and that’s hardly an answer.”

The left head crossed his left arm across his chest with the shared third arm. “All right, since you’re the smart half, answer then.”

The right head took the shared third arm back and crossed it over his own chest with the right arm. “I will.” He looked at the Centaur and smiled. “Sometimes it is to our advantage to be blessed with greater ability, or greater capacity, and here the land and the creatures in it are always striving to be better.”

The Centaur said, “Yes, I can see where it would be of great help for the thirsty mosquito to have an extra stomach, even though it vexes me!”


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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  May 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Two stomachs reminds me it’s dinner time. Can’t wait for another helping of this tale…. 🙂


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