Traversing the Desert
All I could see was miles of sand around me. In the distance was a rocky outcrop which my Fremen guide was taking me to. We both walked without rhythm, as it would help not attract the unwanted attention of any of the terrifying sandworms. I found that difficult, and I was afraid I would suddenly feel deep vibrations from under the ground, the tell-tale sign of a worm approaching. Thankfully, there was nothing like that so far.
The heat was unbearable, and even with the Fremen stillsuits on, I found it tough going. My guide seeing the condition I was in decided that we should take a short break. We sat quietly in the shadow of a sand dune.
“You look terrified.” My guide said as he appraised me with his bright blue eyes.
“I guess I’m scared of a worm appearing.” I told him truthfully.
“If you think the worms on Arakkis are huge,” He said grinning, “you should see the blackbirds!”
Okay it’s an old joke… It’s past 3am here and I haven’t written anything all day.
I have to admit I really love the David Lynch version of Dune, though I know a lot of people don’t like it. I’m wondering if the new film version, now coming out next year, will be any good.
©️2020 Joanne Fisher