I’m still trying to get back into writing (amongst other things). This week is a win, meaning that I actually wrote. 😉 Many thanks to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers and to Dale Rogerson for sharing one of her incredible pictures.
Jasper Walton, Inventor
“Jasper was designing a better womb in utero,” Muriel says.
Muriel’s favorite phrase is “a place for everything.”
Jasper’s is “everything has an other-worldly place.”
Even him, which is why he’s built a radio-telescope. He’s certainly an alien. He’s been called a freak, a weirdo for decades. “I want to communicate with my own species.”
What happened October 31st?
Bright light. Bowie’s “Space Oddity” blaring. Jasper gone amid a retreating whirring noise.
“Why would they keep him? They’re super advanced.” Muriel adds after a moment, her jaw set: “They just better send him back if they know what’s good for them.”