Hey Everyone!! :-)
With it being the holiday season and everyone focused on doing family stuff, I thought I'd share a little bit of what Petri is learning about her own family. Take a look. :-)
Excerpt from book two of the Petri Dish Chronicles:
"They aren't very…flexible."
"What do you mean?" asked Daji.
"They live a really long time…"
"How long?" he interrupted.
"Thousands of years. And they kind of get stuck in their way of doing things. They have an extremely complex view of the universe and a convoluted way of reasoning. At least, it seems convoluted to me, but they don't really get me either."
"Are you going to live forever, Petri?" asked Sadaka.
Petri grinned at the child and reached out to ruffle her hair. "I'm just trying to make it through the day, right now, kiddo."
Daji looked from Petri to the girl and asked, "What about their young?"
"They don't have any right now."
He raised his brows. "None?"
"No." She shook her head. "They don't have kids like we do."
"They can't reproduce?"
"They can, but not like us. They grow copies of themselves."
"Sort of, but not in a lab. They grow copies of themselves out of their bodies. But not often, and it takes a long time for them to mature."
"They bud?" asked Chessie.
Petri shrugged. "I guess."
Daji laughed. "Extraordinary! I've never heard of such a thing in a sentient species."
Wow! It's hard not fitting in, especially when those you don't fit in with are your family. And I don't know about you, but I have a few relatives who have at least as much trouble adjusting to new ideas as the Arcanum do. Sounds like Petri is having a rough time. I hope all of your holidays have been easier. Thanks for checking in today, and don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the latest in Mistral Dawn's Musings! :-)