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Sunday, December 20, 2009

1. The Mission

I guess this is a season of guest blogging. Yeah, Hits and Misses is going to have several brilliant, amazing posts by some of my dear blogger friends and amazing writers.

Introducing you the writer of the day.. The Writer is a Harry Potter fan and named herself as a spell.. guessed her? Yes, she is none other than Avada Kedavra of Stung by the Splendor of a Crazy Thought. She is a fabulous writer who mesmerize readers with her writing ability. My dearest blogger friend who accepted my request and wrote this amazing story amidst her busy schedule.
"For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects", said Gene Roddenberry, creator of "Star Trek". Many don't write Sci-Fi's and she wrote one such story. Off to the story..

Denis knew that this mission was as important to him as it was to the entire nation or even the world. He had done a hard job of convincing his wife to let him go on this mission. This was the first time that man was to land on the satellite Io, of Jupiter. The mission that seemed impossible for these many years suddenly seemed possible thanks to some breakthroughs in science.

The recent volcanic eruptions had made sure that many humans died a painful death. “We humans have meddled so much with the environment, that such a thing was expected to happen. If we keep harming Earth, it is us who would get affected by it”, said Dr. Philip, on the Television. Dr. Philip was one of the greatest minds of this century, who had recently made some breakthroughs in science.

“Stop watching that crap”, Katie stormed into the room and switched off the TV.

“You are calling that crap? What’s wrong with you?” Denis was never able to understand women. His wife, Katie, was herself a scientist, who respected Dr. Philip a lot for everything he had done to the mankind.

“You are not going to Io and that is final!”, Katie shouted from the kitchen.

“You are gonna die, Denis. It is too risky.”

“Why not? You know this was my dream! How can you not let me fulfill my dream? Katie, please try to understand. I have to go”

“Then forget that I am your wife!! I HATE YOU”

“Denis! Denis!”. “The flight is ready for the take-off, commander”. Three men who sat in that space shuttle knew the meaning of tension very well. The shuttle took off safely, to the cheers by everyone on Earth.

“It’s been 3 months since you ate anything properly, Katie”, her mom was really upset now.

“He is out there on a spacecraft, mom. I am really worried about Denis.” Katie said.

“They said he’s fine. They are in constant touch with the spacecraft. I am sure he will be fine. You should be proud of your husband, Katie”

“I am, mother but......”

Today was the day when the spacecraft would land on Io and then Denis would be the first man to have landed on Io, ever. The spacecraft landed safely, followed by the descent of the astronauts onto the surface of Io. The entire world held its breath as they started walking on Io. And then suddenly there were arrows everywhere. Arrows shot at each of them and two of them died instantly. Then Denis saw the thing that shot the arrows and he shouted “Humans. There are humans here” and he died.

“Scientists have discovered human life form on Io. It seems like a part of the meteor that hit Earth and created life forms on it, must have landed on Io too. And having discovered living beings, which look similar to humans on a satellite of Jupiter, the whole world is shocked…….” , the TV journalist just went on, when Katie switched it off. She had no interest in listening to what the discovery was.


“And the next thing the humans did was land on Io and destroy/capture the creatures that did exist on that satellite. They are now our slaves. Your friend, Mato is from that satellite“, Katie said.

“So does this not make us bad people, mother”, asked Tom, Katie’s and Denis’s son.




Raj said...

poor kid. he hasnt yet learnt the meaning of being human. kill to survive.

Raj said...

ps: the last part about the kid, is it on earth or io? :P
hopefully the latter. wud make it so much more fun.

SiD said...

Aila... did not expect the ending...

Nice story avada...:D

Neha said...

tht was totally unexpected re...good one...:))

Anonymous said...

Thanks soooo much shruti :D Such sweet words for me.. yayy!! thank you :)

Anonymous said...

@Raj: Thank you! :) Lets hope the kid is on Io ;) :D

@sid: thanks sid :D

@Neha: thanks girlie :):) glad you liked it

RamMmm said...

Those days of the original Star Trek!!!. Loved the blinking lights on starship Enterprise, Spock (my fav) and the Vulcan salute, Capt. James Kirk and his crew, the teleports and that intro music and the tag line "to boldly go where no man has gone before.".

Returning back to AK's fiction, it was creative and I would have preferred if it had said some life-form on Io and not 'human'. :-) Anyway, I respect the writer's choice. A hat dip to Ms.AK for sci-fi on the blogger Gaia :-)

Anonymous said...

@RamMmm: Thanks :D yeah I am a star trek fan myself :) I love all the sci-fi alien stuff. Yeah you are right about the aliens, but I let my imagination run wild ;) Nobody can prove that there is no human like life form anywhere else right? :D

Karthik said...

Very nicely done. Kudos! :)


Excellent post which made good reading. most enjoyable.


lostworld said...

Quite nice !! :-) "Avatar" in the making.. Good Ashwini.

gils said...

Yo AK..
"hi fi" to ur sci fi :D

RamMmm said...

AK, Remember, You are playing with Schrödinger's cat with your statement about proof. :-)

Anonymous said...

@Karthik: thank you so much :)

@Yvonne: thank you :) I am so glad that you liked it :D

@lostworld: hehehe. thanks. Did you watch Avatar already? I still have to watch Avatar :( :( :( the entire world has already seen it.

@gils: thanks soooo much gils :D *hi-fi* back

@Rammm: hehehe :D :P But seriously we have no idea what is in store for us :)

Sandhya said...

I used to watch science fiction movies and serials with my children, till some years back. I went back to those days, with this story of yours, Ashwini, Thanks.

Anu...:) said...

Very interesting and innovative post! :)

Miss_Nobody said...

oooooh!nice!let him be on Io please!Good one.I think this is your genre!

Anonymous said...

very nice imagination AK..
but still to be have written much better posts..
concept was good but narration lacked something..
i don't know may be i expect more from u..

kanagu said...

This is really nice AK... I am not a fan of Sci-fi stories.. but you have glued me till the end.. :)

Anonymous said...

@Sandhya: I am soo happy that you liked it :) Thanks :)

@Anu: Thank you! :)

@Miss Nobody: Thanks sweetieeee :D :)

Anonymous said...

@Rahul: thanks yaar. Thanks for the frank opinion. Will do justice from next time :D thanks :)

@Kanagu: thanks :) I am glad you liked it :D

Shruti said...

Ash, I loved it to the core.. Though this is your first attempt, people liked it!! Thanks a ton for honoring my blog!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Nice story... with shades of 'Avatar'.

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Anonymous said...

@Shruti: thanks girlieeee for giving me the opportunity :)
@Roshmi: Thank you :)

Shruti said...


Harini said...

Hmmm... kinda reminded me of the Avtar movie. We humans can do anything for our survival.

ηανєєη said...

If we do find some other planet with life on it .. then either this or vice versa is inevitable ....

Swaram said...

Take a bow for choosing to write sci-fi and another one for dng a gud job of it :) Write more girl ;)

Anonymous said...

@Harini and @Naveen: thanks guys for taking time to read it :)

Anonymous said...

@Harini and @Naveen: thanks guys for taking time to read it :)

The Aspirant said...

gud one

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