Year 4, Day 271

Starburst, photo credit MorguefileI don’t know how much longer I can stand this.

Meerkat built a hut for the birth, and informed Giraffe and me that this was a women’s mystery and we were most emphatically not welcome.

Songbird just screamed again. How can a man do this to a woman? But they don’t know they are responsible.

The screams are bad enough, but I’m also sharing the pain. No wonder the fathers I’ve known have looked so drained after a birth! A father worthy of the name is expected to mind-link with his mate to help her through the birth process. And I think Giraffe would if he could, even though he has no idea that he had anything to do with this.

Could I trade on being considered a god to override Meerkat’s exclusion of males? But what could I do if she let me in? I am no Healer, even if the computer had any information on a birth process with no remodeling of the pelvis.

How do these People survive?

Jarn’s Journal is the fictional journal of a fictional human-like alien stranded on Earth, in Africa, about 125,000 years ago. He is living with our remote ancestors. His Journal to date is on my author site, as it is the remote background for my science fiction books, set much closer to our own time.