The Krotki homeworld Krotko had evolved while I had been away, for the worst, when I first visited this planet all those years ago, the air was cleaner and with less traffic back then, now it became a smog-filled choking world with little to no breathing room, ‘Joshua, everything changes for the worst’ I said to myself finding my bearings, I steadily walked in the general direction of the palace on my way I passed mining shafts which double as homes. One thing that hasn’t changed is how Krotki residents huddle together like ants or termites in the forest, there is no space to walk or stop you ended up being pushed aside or pulled along with a crowd, to prevent this I place a barrier around my body to deflect traffic, most Krotki sense the energy through receptors on their heads. Krotki can use more than sight to keep away from danger, allowing them to evade the shield wall I created ‘damn that wretched thing’ a child Krotki bounced off the shield, leaving him dazed on the floor, his family member scooped him up quickly removing him from my path ‘even here civilization has broken down’ I muttered again.
About the author.
Albert is an ex-royal air force photographer. He is passionate about novel writing and creative arts, his work can be seen on Amazon and Opensea. Albert also enjoys macro photography displayed on Instagram and gaming with his son and records them to replay on YouTube.