It was supposed to be an easy jaunt to observe the stick-like aliens of Deep Valley Universe.
But Ansegwe — perpetual student, aspiring poet, and scion of the (allegedly criminal) Varayla Syndicate — well, he just has to ruin everything. As everyone knows, Ansegwe may have sensibility, but he’s not long on sense.
When a weird, twitchy little creature attaches itself to him, Ansegwe violates every protocol in the handbook to save its life. Finding himself in all kinds of trouble, Ansegwe needs to make some serious life changes, starting with that complicated family of his.
Ansegwe may just have to grow up … now that he’s adopted an alien.
This first published fiction work by author Vanessa MacLaren-Wray is a winner in every way. It’s a neat, tight story of alien first contact from the alien culture’s point of view. I highly recommend this one.