By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

How far back can you remember?


My first memory is quite clear, but it goes back to before I was a baby. I’m saying, “Here we go again!” and then get caught up in a flood of liquid.


My next memory is the plaid fabric of a sofa and a light blue flannel blanket. From there on I have memories of smells like foods, gasoline and paint.


The memories become more frequent when I’m about one and a half when I vaguely remember trips in a car with a strap between the front and back seats.


They become lucent memories around the age of three and I remember scenes and details like trips to a park and riding in a boat, seeing a blimp, a rare snowfall in California, mom picking some kind of berries near a fence, my dad in coveralls smelling like paint…


Just for fun, try thinking as far back as you can. You’ll probably be surprised at how much you can recall!













By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)


English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS



I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers