As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I started to think about the theme of previous lifetimes.
Now, I don’t want to pretend I know something about it and, if any of you happens to be an expert or a real believer, please bear in mind I’m not mocking anybody in writing things about past and possible a few others.
The only aim of these posts is a literary and fantasy exercise.
My aspiring writer brain got stimulated, excited and felt challenged so this is the only meaning behind the following mess!
Before I go on I want to give you another explanation. I’m not even an history expert, so what I did was to open the Wikipedia and look for the history of the world time line.
Here we go then.
This is how I imagine the travel of my spirit across the ages:
3200 BC – I was living in a small village in the south of Egypt close to the Nile. I was living of agriculture. Woman.
3000 BC – Accountant of a wood merchant, I could write. This is still in Egypt. Man.
1500 BC – China. I was a merchant-fishermen selling turtle shells or jiaguwen. Woman.
1015 BC – Dynasty V south Mesopotamia. Separate state from Babylon under Ashuri-Hiriari IV. He invaded the Babylon city of Attika. I was his concubine and a couple of evil ideas were mine. Woman.
776 BC – Greece. First Olympic games, when it was still one-day event. I was an athlete of chariot race and I was one of the favorites. However, I broke my leg during one of the competition. Man.
260 BC – India. Maurya dynasty, Ashoka who move war against the state of Kalinga. Embraced Buddhism after witnessing the mass of the dead following the Kalinga war. In this case I was a poor farmer killed in a fire. Woman.
240 BC – Ireland. Druids were still active, I was one of them. Woman.
200 BC – Mayan civilization. I was the brother of one of the ladies picked for the sacrifice. Man.
42 BC – Battle of Philippi. Mark Anthony and Octavian defeated the faction who killed Caesar. I tried to kill Cleopatra as I was infiltrating in this faction even after his death. Man.
561 – China. Sui Dinasty. I was minding the children in the palace. Woman.
786 – Viking warrior, woman warrior. Still have to decide where I was exactly –more to come. Woman.
827 – Sicily, Muslim invasion. I was killed during the raid. Woman.
843 – Kenneth McAlpin become king of Picts and Scots creating the kingdom of Alba. I was the butler of the king, but I died of consumption. Man.
866 – Fujiwara period. Japan. The Fujiwara were the most powerful clan during the Heian Period. I was one of the concubine of the head of the clan. Woman.
1021 – Genji Monogatari is written by Murasaki Shikibu. Japan. I lived with Murasaki but I had several women and eventually I died of syphilis. Man.
1095 – Pope urban issues the crusade. 1096 First crusade. I was one warrior and killed during a watch as I was dozing off. Man.
1199 – Europeans use compasses (astrolabes were in use already). I was a sailor. Man.
1206 – Gengis Khan elected as khan of Mongols. I was one the news bringer and I lived on my horse. We had an accident and died on a desert road. Man.
1306 – Scotland. William Wallace is executed. I was a noble Scotswoman working in secret with the rebels. Woman.
Ok, I guess that I got to enjoy this too much, so I have to divide it two posts.
See you next time!
But please, let me know in the comment what you think about it!!!