Poet: A Varan Tale

      Angela B. Mortimer
Poet: A Varan Tale

The wondrous Black Ship, the oldest creation in the universe, takes Doella and her daughter Lucessa to the home world of Varan. Here Lucessa learns art is as important as science, and when the two co-exist in harmony more may be achieved. She also compares two cultures, one ancient and set in its ways, the other new and able to change.Lucessa, Doella’s daughter, is obsessed by her scientific work, so much so her family worry about her preoccupation and lack of social graces. They ask their matriarch Doella to intervene and she agrees to take her Varan to meet her family. Doella of course knows what her daughter is struggling to achieve, and why, and why it is for her to find. The wondrous Black Ship, freed from time and space, takes them to Varan and Doella’s family. Here she sees why the Varan rejects her mother and family, The Varan race have followed similar inflexible patterns for many millennia. This is different from her home planet Astras, where no one sees one race as superior. Lucessa meets, the poet Ralse, someone at first glance so unlike her, for on Astras there is little time for art. They find love as she tells him why she must complete her dreams…

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