Sample Post from the Other Genre this Month:
Iyad Ag Acherif posts in The Diogenes Club
Iyad watched the massive crates and cages being carried onto the steamship. The cages contained animals, an addax with the points of its twisted horns coated in some sort of tar to protect those who came near it, two gazelle, one mostly white with brown around its neck and head, the other mostly brown with slender white legs and rump, great cats some of which paced in their prisons, others conserving energy or grown listless from captivity or illness.
The men who stood apart from him, the Englishmen, all inexplicably called sir although some were Sir, who had taken him from the Frenchmen who had taken him from his home, said the animals would be studied. Iyad did not see the benefits of studying a wild animal in a cage. What could they possibly learn? That animals didn't belong in cages?
His dark eyes narrowed as he looked at them. They had changed from light colored "exploration costumes" as they had tried to explain the clothing to him, to darker clothes. Long tight coats over tight vests and slacks, over white shirts with long sleeves and knotted at the neck with dark strips of cloth, all over undergarments and strange leggings and leather shoes and boots with useless soles, and hats that trapped heat in the head. All of them had spots on their hands and faces from the harsh sun of the Sahara, but they had remained in this city, Rabat, until the last of their reddened and blistered skin peeled away and they could be properly groomed.
Two men, local Moroccans, swung wide to avoid Iyad. He was more of a stranger here than the British, but one they understood. His blue clothing, particularly the indigo dyed tagelmust wrapped around his head and face leaving only his eyes visible, marked him as what they called Tuareg, the blue men of the Sahara. His people were Imouhar, the free people, nomadic and fierce. Even these dockworkers knew he might be Ihaggaren, a noble warrior, and respected that even if the Englishmen did not.
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