Jasper Walton, Inventor

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.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

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.”

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6 replies »

  1. Aw, Muriel loves Jasper :).

    Sascha, my first reaction to the first floating turkey was to smash that sucker flat–thought it was a bug! Really cute, once I realized what it was 🙂

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