I was hunting around for this short story on my writing-blog and it turns out it’s been sitting on my main blog for a damn year, so I finally reposted it to my writing-blog… waaaaaay too late for it to be imported. Lol at my crap timing.
Context: On Tumblr, David J. Prokopetz wrote some hilariously creative Dungeons and Dragons prompts, and the one that jumped out at me is “A river that flows uphill. Somehow it never occurred to the enchanter that a backwards river necessarily originates in the sea; as a result, the water is saline, rendering it useless for drinking and irrigation and playing havoc with the riverside ecosystem. On the plus side, having rivers that go both directions has been a great boon for inland trade.”
So my ass was like “OMG A BACKWARDS RIVER WOULD BE GREAT IN SOUTH ASIA, AND NOT JUST FOR THE TRADE ROUTE AND INSTANT SEA-SALT. WE COULD GROW COCONUTS AND MANGROVES AND HAVE DELICIOUS SALMON/MARLIN.”
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