Jarn’s Journal Day 351

This is a selection from the Journal of Jarn, a R’il’nian starship designer who (in my science fiction) was stranded on Earth when his ship failed some 125,000 years ago, during the interglacial which preceded the one we are in. The two novels I’ve written, Homecoming and Tourist Trap, are much more recent — supposedly about the time George Washington was born. But this is the beginning of the universe they describe.

Day 351

Never again will I try to teleport an unconscious sentient who does not know and trust me!

Oh, it worked. She is in my shelter. But it also produced a night and a day of the most violent nightmares it has ever been my misfortune to experience! And experience them I did – she has no idea of how to shield her emotional broadcasts, and she does broadcast. Loudly.

At the moment, I am a good half hour’s walk from the shelter. Distance does help, a little. Patches is very puzzled, though willing to accept that the child is to be guarded, not regarded as food.

Like more? This is a shortened version of the selection of Jarn’s Journal on my main blog. Look at the other SFFSaturday participants.


About sueannbowlingauthor

Sue Ann Bowling earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at Radcliffe/Harvard and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Alaska. After thirty years of teaching, she retired to focus on writing. Bowling has lived in Alaska for fifty years. Visit her Web site on canine color genetics at http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/Genetics.html.
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5 Responses to Jarn’s Journal Day 351

  1. gayleramage says:

    Such an intriguing snippet, and I love the last line about Patches realising she’s not food!

  2. J.A. Beard says:

    Ah, the alien is an empathic? Interesting.

  3. I’m just so glad she got her back to safety!

  4. pippajay says:

    I enjoy his air of astonishment over the amount of trouble this sentient is causing him.

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