Here’s a little more from the fictional journal of a human-like alien stranded on Earth, in Africa, roughly 125,000 years ago. There is a longer version on my main blog; the entire Journal to date is on my author website. Stop by and read the other authors who post snippets on Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday.
I have been here two years today – or perhaps tomorrow, or yesterday. Solstice to solstice is 365 days, give or take a couple. With time, the uncertainly will become smaller. With time. I do not want more time here, I want to go home!
I can almost see R’adel’, almost hear his voice. Jarn, what were you thinking? No proximity override, no sublight emergency beacon, scarcely any supplies? The answer is simple, if painful: I was not thinking.