It was a song my grandmother used to sing to me when I was a child. She said her grandmother had sung it to her and had told her that her grandmother had said she had lived in that mythical birthplace of our people.
The auroch had been thinning. The land was changing. I was old. I wanted to see the ancestral homeland far to the east, the one in the songs that I knew so well.
My journey had only started when I was on a cliff. I could see the shadow of the homeland across a new sea.
The British Isles used to be part of the continent. The most famous part is Doggerland, which remained an Island until around 5000 BC. There is an idea that a tsunami doomed the island. This may have been the same tsunami of around 6000 BC that cut the connection between England and France, making England an island. In the story, the MC’s great-great grandmother crossed from France on dry land, but the MC now discovers that they are separated from the mainland.
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