This is a selection from the Journal of Jarn, a human-like alien who was stranded on Earth, in Africa, roughly 125,000 years ago. It is also a part of the remote backstory of my science fiction universe. The Jarninan Confederation is the background for Homecoming and Tourist Trap, both set between two and three centuries ago, and my WIP, a trilogy set in our own time. I’m posting bits from the WIP on Six Sentence Sunday.
Year 2, Day 122
Last night I dreamed of flying.
It’s not something I’m very good at. I’m afraid once I decided to become an engineer and design starships I didn’t pay much attention to my esper lessons. But I’ve done a lot of esper work over the last two years. Teleporting, perceiving, and telekinesis, mostly, but I’m dong all three much better than I ever did at home. So why not try levitation?
Not flying, exactly. But one of the things I’ve found I can do is teleport to a distinctive landmark. The higher I am, the better my chances of spotting a distant landmark I can use as a destination.
There is a slightly longer version of this selection on my main blog; Jarn’s entire Journal to date is on my author site. And don’t forget to visit the other authors on Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday.