Fringe Hikers have trouble reaching home.
Some of my Fringe Hikers in the book have iconic homes, such as the cozy cabin in WINTER WANDERER. Or the homey cottage in MOSAIC.
I imagine it looks something like this shelter at the Backbone Ridge Campground in Tennessee.
The roof leaks, moss has overtaken it, the stone hearth is the social center of the homey place.
At other times, I’ll see a home and I’ll know in my heart some kind of wanderer or mystic lives there. Someone who doesn’t need thick walls to barricade themselves from nature. Someone whose life experiences have led them away from conformity and then some.
Here are a few examples from my travels on Earth:
Homes Belonging to Hikers
We can learn a lot from the animals who can make their homes anywhere. Fringe Hikers all have this talent to a greater or lesser degree, but it doesn’t feel like home to them.