Weird Hopper. That's what they called the thing, but it had no tail like hoppers, nor long ears, nor a pouch. Its arms and legs were different and its head was big and swollen, almost like a person's, without the beak. It had cracked like an egg when Big Crest had stomped it with an obsidian hammer clenched in his toes.
"It was smart, too," said Big Crest's friend. "it came to the beach on this strange, floating tree trunk. I wonder if there are more like it?"
"Then we'll kill them too!" roared Big Crest. "The warriors of Red Island are strong and numerous. We have stones, spears, knives. We burn things. Let all Weird Hoppers come, we'll grind them all into feather-paint and lizard feed!"
Is this supposed to be All Todays (where recent extinct and modern animals are restored like how people inaccurately restored dinosaurs) or is it an Alternate History showing a parrot descendant? I just don't know about that part.
I like the little story! So how big are they, if it could so easily "stomp" a human head it must be at least emu-size if not bigger eh? Do you have an idea of which parrot group it belongs to, or is that meant to remain mysterious?
Mr. Ramjet, how do you feel about the fact of being the creator of bouth All Tomorrows and Snaiad? I'm writting a very complex story called "Tÿshu Quadrilogy", and I just can't stand the possibility of creating a wholy independent and equally complex idea! I can imagine, but I just can't concretize it, you know... By the way, weird parrot! Weird, but cool!
It's a complex question, but on the whole feels good to have influenced people with my work... I also feel good that I've been able to do this much without retorting to "for sale" channels such as published books, etc. Everything said about Snaiad and AT were straight from the heart of my fans