Border the Sun: Chapter 6

Hi jammers! It’s Marigold back with Chapter 6 of Border the Sun. Here are the links to chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Enjoy!

“Cosmo! Cosmo!” cried Sydney running toward Cosmo and I.

“Yes, Sydney? What’s wrong?” asked Cosmo worriedly.

“Tanzania and Tasmania see land on the horizon!” she said excitedly and out of breath.

“Land! Wow, I was expecting to see something so early in our expedition!” responded Cosmo.

Cosmo crawled up to the crow’s nest where Tasmania and Tanzania stood looking out at the horizon. From my spot, on the firm wooden deck I could see them trying to figure out something. They were pointing at something with their paws. I saw Cosmo sigh, and walk back down and over to where I had been watching.

“What was it?” I questioned curiously.

“It was just a false alarm, Kenya. They just saw Mt. Shiveer” he said.

“Oh, okay then,” I said thoughtfully.

“Well I think I should start teaching you about cartography, then. You are going to be my Head Mapper. You will map all our important finds” said Cosmo.

“What’s cartography?”

“The science of drawing maps” he replied.

Cosmo taught me about legends, compass roses, and map symbols. It was all so new to me, and so amazing. After, Cosmo’s lesson to me I thought to myself “maybe, I will be the one to spot new land. Just maybe.”

I hope you all enjoyed Part 6 of Border the Sun. I will hopefully have another one out, next Sunday! See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold

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Border the Sun: Chapter 5

Hi jammers! It’s Marigold back with Chapter 5 of Border the Sun. Here are the links to chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4. Enjoy!

As we set off from the crumbling old dock on our crumbling old ship, The Great Heron, Cosmo started giving directions.

“Fiji steer the boat. Canberra, Adelaide help Fiji. Tasmania and Tanzania climb up to the crow’s nest. Sydney help them raise the mast. And you…” said Cosmo looking at me.

“Yes?” I asked cautiously.

“You. Help me map out what we see” said Cosmo kindly.

“Me? Don’t you want someone more experienced like Tasmania?” I asked.

“I’m sure your capable of doing it, Kenya” Cosmo said calmly.

I was glad that Cosmo believed in me and all, but I don’t think he realized that I had no knowledge of the real world because I had been stuck in an adoption center my whole life. I have learned to despise even the thought of the adoption center. I couldn’t bare to remember the old magenta curtains with it’s faded yellow tassels or the hanging dark purple lanterns. I knew how the adoption center could almost magically take anyone’s happiness away. It took every drop of Little Golden Boy’s (we met Little Golden Boy in Chapter 2)  happiness and kindness. I couldn’t even think about Andy (also from Chapter 2) the enthusiastic cheetah and how he must know me listening to his YouTube videos and eating Andes Candies in a newfound misery.

“I guess I can help you Cosmo, but I’m not very good at landmarks or any geography stuff really at all” I responded quietly.

“Well, I’m sure I will be able to teach you. You seem like a very good scholar” smiled Cosmo.

“Alright then!” I said returning Cosmo’s smile.

“Come with me, we will start right now!” said Cosmo.

Thanks for reading Part 5! I will release Part 6, in about two week’s time hopefully. In the mean time though, I hope you will keep reading my post’s. See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold

Border the Sun: Chapter 4

Hi jammers! Today, I’m releasing chapter 4 of the story Border the Sun. Here are the links to the previous chapters 1, 2, and 3. Enjoy!

I boarded The Great Heron and looked around at all the other koalas. They stared back at me. I decided to break the ice and introduce myself.

“Hi, I’m Kenya” I said with a smile on my face.

“Kenya…” snorted one koala who looked very smart, with nerd glasses perched on his snout.

“Don’t mind Fiji over there he doesn’t like anyone. I’m Tasmania, by the way” said a kind looking koala.

“Nice to meet you, Tasmania” I responded.

“Nice to meet you too. Over there is Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney, and my sister Tanzania.” said Tasmania introducing the rest of the crew.

Cosmo was talking with a strict looking koala on the dock, so I decided I had some time to talk to the other koalas while he was busy. I walked over to where Tanzania and Tasmania were looking at the foremast with a worried looked on their faces.

“What’s wrong?” I asked the two sisters.

“It looks like someone has torn a hole through the foremast” said Tanzania with a worried look.

“Maybe it was like that before, I mean this ship is pretty worn” I responded hopefully.

“I would usually think that to, but you see that koala over there” pointed Tanzania to the strict looking koala I had spotted before.

“Yes, who is he?” I asked.

“He is Mr. Nikimauro, he owns this port and he doesn’t want Cosmo to take the Great Heron because it is supposedly haunted” answered Tasmania.

“Well, I can see why he would think that but why does he care about it so much” I asked.

“Well, Tasmania and I have a theory. Do you promise not to tell anybody at all?” said Tanzania seriously. I nodded in response.

“We think there is something special about this ship that Cosmo doesn’t know about” started Tanzania.

“Like what?” I questioned. I looked around, what thing special could possibly be on this ship.

“We don’t know, but something precious. We think that he is trying to sabotage us out of taking the boat. But you can’t tell anyone, especially Cosmo.” finished Tasmania.

The two sisters theory made sense, but since I didn’t know this Mr. Nikimauro well I wouldn’t be so quick to judge his character.

“Okay, koalas! It’s time to set sail” said Cosmo boarding the ship, interrupting our conversation. I guess we would have to wait till’ later to figure out what Mr. Nikimauro wanted…

I hoped you enjoyed Part 4 of this story. I will post Part 5 soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

~ Marigold

 

Border the Sun: Chapter 3

Hi jammers! Today I will be posting a long overdue post. It’s Chapter 3 of the story Border the Sun, about the amazing koala Kenya. Here are the links to Chapters 1 and 2 of Border the Sun. Enjoy!

I stepped out into the sun for the first time in a long time. I didn’t know the world of Jamaa and only the world of the Pillow Room. My best friend in the world Eloise, who had been adopted a few years ago had only come to see me once since she moved into her new home. She had told me stories of the world outside the sad, lonely Pillow Room. A land called Jamaa, the stories she told me made it seem like Jamaa was a land of perfection. A utopia.

I followed Cosmo down the dusty road to the heart of all of Jamaa. Jamaa Township. People parted in perfect order as Cosmo strutted down the road. Some animals even bowed down, to the great leader. All the animals though, eyed me. They wondered who this koala in a ragged worn was. My worn wasn’t one of those rare precious ones, that Eloise had told me about. My worn was literally just a dusty brown old cloak with         moth – bitten holes in it.

Cosmo led me to an old, worn down schooner called The Great Heron. I saw 6 koalas getting the schooner ready for sailing. As I stepped onto the schooner, the koalas stared at me. They all wore the finest of cloths. I looked down at my cloak. I decided not to let my difference from these koalas trouble me. These experience was 100 times better than being in the dreary pillow room. Right?

~ Marigold

Chapter 2: Border The Sun

Hi jammers! It’s Marigold here, with the second chapter of Border The Sun. I released the first chapter June 20th, 2015. So, you probably haven’t read it, so here is the link to the chapter. Enjoy!

Kenya, was taken to the Pillow Room, to be adopted. Kenya, had always felt sorry for the kids in the Pillow Room, when she went to help her parents out there, before they died. Now, she was a kid in the Pillow Room. She made friends with a nice raccoon named Eloise. 2 years passed and Kenya and Eloise stayed in the Pillow Room. Everyday, they saw at least one of their friends become adopted. One day, an arctic wolf and a girl fox who Eloise and I guessed was the arctic wolf’s daughter, came into the Pillow Room. They walked up to Eloise and adopted her. One second Eloise and I were laughing over funny moments in the Pillow Room, and the next second Eloise was leaving the Pillow Room, forever.

Now, I was alone in the Pillow Room. Well, not truly alone. There were still other people in the Pillow Room. There were, 3 triplet bunnies in one corner, their names were Ginger, Coconut, and Cinnamon. Then in another corner there was a very grouchy crocodile named Little Golden Boy. Then there was me. I was alone and sad. One day, Ginger, Coconut, and Cinnamon were adopted. It was just Little Golden Boy and me. From across the room I heard Little Golden Boy pouting about how Jamaa doesn’t have enough Juice Machines. Random right? That same day a cheetah who was a little overly excited came in. The cheetah was named Andy.  Andy loved music videos and Andies Candies. The first music video he every did went like this.

“I”M A KITTY, I’M A KITTY CAT! AND I GO MEOW, MEOW, MEOW AND I GO MEOW, MEOW, MEOW. I LOVE TO EAT CAT FOOD IT’S SUPER DUPER YUMMY AND DELICIOUS AND…… hmmmm….. mumbles to self  [I think it’s 95% beef and 5% liver. Is that  right? Hmm… lets check on this cat food website…. yep..  I was correct] starts to sing again AND IT’S 95% BEEF AND 5% LIVER!”

Weird right? Finally, one day Cosmo the Koala Alpha came in. He asked if anyone in the Pillow Room wanted to join him and some other koalas on an adventure to a new land. I thought to myself “I can barely stand anymore of Andy’s crazy music videos and Little Golden Boy’s pouting and his angry death stares.” So I decided to go for it, and joined Cosmo’s crew. I gathered my stuff, and happily closed the door of the Pillow Room.

Continued in the following edition which will be released soon.

Chapter 1: Border the Sun

Hola Jammers! Today, I’m writing Part 1 of a short animal jam story called Border of the Sun. I hope you enjoy Part 1 of this story jammers!

A long time ago, in Jamaa a few years after the phantom invasion, there lived a young koala named Kenya. Her life was a great up until the age of 5, when her parents disappeared in Coral Canyons one day. Kenya’s parents seemed to have vanished forever. Kenya’s parents had been good people, they had volunteered much of their time at the Medical Center and Pillow Room. When this news reached the alphas the decided to send some animals out to search Jamaa for Kenya’s parents. The alphas did this because Kenya’s parent had been very good friends with Liza the head alpha. The alphas sent 4 animals out to look:

  1. Admiral  [a wolf]
  2. Captain [a monkey]
  3. Chief [another wolf]
  4. General [ a tiger]

These dedicated and strong animals searched Jamaa for 2 weeks, with no clues or evidence at all. Finally, the alphas let them rest, and Jamaa declared Kenya’s parents dead. This was an eternally sorrow for Kenya. Kenya, had no siblings and no guardians of any sort. Kenya was now all alone, with no one to care for her or heal her hurt heart.

Continued in the following edition which will be released as soon as possible.