Welcome to Jarn’s world, at least it usually is. Who’s Jarn? He’s an alien, a R’il’nian, who wasn’t as good a starship designer as he thought. He crash-landed on Earth 125,000 years ago, managed to fly his escape capsule to Africa, and has been living there for almost 5 years. He was pretty lonely at first, but now he’s made alliance with primitive nomadic humans and is looking forward to their return.
Usually is? Next week I’ll be taking a break from Jarn’s story to post an excerpt from the story I just uploaded to Kindle Direct, Horse Power. I’m going to put two of my free days next weekend, so I hope you take advantage of them, but it’s only 99 cents if you miss the window.
Year 5 Day 2
Still the coast runs eastward, though now south as well. At least the rain has been left behind, though there is now no vegetation. Did I think I was following a desert shore before? I had no idea that such a large area as that now to my east could be so barren! Sand, mostly, varied by a few rocks and distant hills. When the wind blows, it whips up sand and dust, carrying the dust far over the ocean, and I can no more fly than I could in a thunderstorm. When I can see anything, it is clear that the sand itself is piled into huge waves by the wind. Some days I can feel the sand blowing as I prepare to teleport to the coast, and just don’t bother.
The People should be returning soon, if I am right in thinking they arrive not too long after the northward equinox, what I have taken as the start of the year. Songbird is preparing for her baby’s recognition by the group.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday is a blog hop where each of several authors post up to ten sentences from their work. You can click the link or the logo above to find this week’s list. A longer version of this post can be found on my main blog, and Jarn’s Journal to date is on my author site.