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Iara's Crossing-Prologue, Part I
The sunlight streamed through the treetops, the mist rising from the damp earth, glowing in its brilliance. The landscape was lush, with enormous trees that blocked a lot of the sunlight, and moss covering most bare spots. No grass existed, only soft ferns and piles of pine needles that had fallen from the trees above. Here and there a few gingko trees burst from among the pines, their fallen fruit lending a stench to the otherwise evergreen scented air.
A single feather drifted along on the warming breeze, sinking slowly to the floor of the forest. The feather was an iridescent blue, with black fringes. It landed near a relatively still lake, in the mud of the shoreline.
The feather was not from a living creature—that avian had long passed on, her body surrendered to the might of the giant creatures who feasted on mountains of flesh and bone. But the avian that had passed left to her pupils her plumes, symbols of the ancestors before her and the descendants to
Old Writing-Adventures of Raptor-2006
The sun rose, glowing a pale pink and deep orange. He woke slowly, his nicitating membrane sweeping across his half open lids. The others lay crouched before him as he stood. They all stretched together.
"You know your orders," he began. "Let's move out."
They separated as each took a different path. The alpha male kept to the center, following the scent he'd been tracking for weeks.
A male resplendent quetzal, well camouflaged in emerald plumage, watched the creature's progress. He vanished into the canopy, darting effortlessly. He landed on a branch above the sleeping creature he'd seen yesterday. He preened himself, paused as she woke up.
"Buenos dias," he warbled.
He chuckled as she yawned, "Buenos dias."
"You were very busy last night."
"Those natives need healing, Quetzal."
"And we," he began, "need breakfast. Want some coffee?"
"What about avocado?"
"I ate most
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