|Taken by Julie Gibson Orney College|
By Diana McCollum
The suggested subject for the August blog post is “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. I am going to deviate from the suggested topic and discuss a couple of different modes of travel.
In the first part of my story “The Crystal Witch”, published in the anthology “Love&Magick”, my characters, living in the Sixteen Hundreds, walked. Eventually Henrietta, the witch heroine time travels with the help of Shaman Adahy to contemporary times thus escaping from the Warlock who wants to enslave her and take her power.
Now I think traveling through time to any place I could choose would be the ultimate traveling experience. I would have to have a return “trip” guarantee, though before I’d go.
Just imagine being able to see how people really lived in past centuries, watching historical events unfold, knowing what the outcome will be. To witness not only the heroes of the past but the ordinary men and women what their lives were like.
|Stone age village of Skara Brae|
|Ring of Brodgar|
There are stone monuments on the islands that were erected before Stonehenge! At the Ness of Brodgar the people flourished farming, building and trading with people in passing watercraft. They used paint pigments and had a shop just for painting in.No thatched roofs for these people, they used slate for roofs and this was unheard of anywhere else in Scotland during that time period. After one thousand years, for unknown reasons, they partially destroyed their temple, slaughtered more than four hundred head of cattle for a farewell feast, destroyed their homes to mostly rubble and left the islands. Researchers don’t know where they went or why.
Some researchers attribute it to possible climate change. Maybe it was to cold and wet to grow crops.
Being curious, I want to know what happened to these movers and shakers of old. We may never know, but if we could Time Travel…
If you could travel to another time and place, where would it be and why?