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Band-aid

My run today took me across an expanse of concrete beside the train tracks, I think a former staging area? There was a large Band-aid on it, as if over a wound, a wound in the concrete. I'm imagining the determined child who saw the concrete's boo-boo, went home, got the Band-aids out of the medicine cabinet, and came back and applied it. Or maybe the child was walking with an adult who happened to be carrying some emergency bandages, just in case.

So then I was wondering what caused the wound. It would have to be pretty small, in the scheme of things (the staging area is quite large), for one Band-aid to cover it. An adamantine-tipped arrow? But who shot it, and why? A single acid tear, from some sorrowful alien of the type that has acid body fluids?

It only makes sense if the staging area I ran over is some large creature, floating in the ground with just a flat flank exposed to the air. It can rise up from the earth like a muskrat or otter from the water. Someone with an arrow wanted to slay it, or its old friend the alien came to cry on its shoulder.

Something like that, and the child is its friend. The Band-aid has healing properties.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/881927.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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mallorys_camera
Apr. 8th, 2018 11:51 pm (UTC)
LOVE this.
asakiyume
Apr. 9th, 2018 02:26 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad.
inspirethoughts
Apr. 9th, 2018 11:50 pm (UTC)
Ooh your imagination ran quite wild...and every one of those scenarios sounds wonderful to explore in a fantasy fiction. Did you get to take a picture of it? I am curious to see how much band-aid the child might have used.
asakiyume
Apr. 10th, 2018 12:11 am (UTC)
I didn't get a photo because I was running and didn't have a camera/phone with me, but I can go back and look and take a picture :-)
asakiyume
Apr. 12th, 2018 12:16 am (UTC)
I went back with a camera yesterday and took a picture. Upon closer inspection, I think it's not a Band-aid; I think it's a piece of something else... but when I was running, it really looked like a Band-aid!

inspirethoughts
Apr. 13th, 2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh this doesnt look like band-aid at all...more like a metal filed to the stone...wonder what was the purpose...
asakiyume
Apr. 13th, 2018 04:59 pm (UTC)
Are we looking at the same thing? I'm looking at the pale rectangle in the center. It still looks something like a bandage to me--more like a bandage than a stone. I can't imagine a stone with such sharp corners.
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