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Monday, September 30, 2013

Pool of Life

The small speck had now started getting bigger and the craft which resembled a spider with a long nose kept hurtling through the space at incredible pace.
The Spacecraft

 It had been more than six months since we had left the mother earth to explore the new universe. The crew was two male and two females including myself! Our craft was made of special reinforced carbon steel which could withstand the extreme heat and cold and once the initial rockets had detached after launching the craft in outer space, only the command module where we stayed in the confined space kept moving towards the destination!
The advances made in the nanotechnology had made it capable to shrink our physical size without affecting our body functions! The only constraint was that with reduction in physical size our levels of physical capabilities were limited without restrictions in intellect or reasoning powers. Shruti and Prabha were the female companions and Ashok the male counterpart!
We had some of the most incredible experiences till reaching the outer space surrounding the Red planet. I looked out on the special monitor which could be folded when not in use and was amazed to see a storm of red particles enveloping the craft almost blinding the craft as it inched closer towards the new planet in this galaxy, where the man had never ventured before! The communication signals with our control center on the earth took two days to reach both ways where we were currently positioned. All four of us strained our eyes and then in a few minutes we could see a calm and some strange neon lights as a surface resembling the earth started taking shape. I reduced the speed of the craft and started the descent ! Huge craters and bluish looking plants with strange orange flowers emitting intermittent lights started taking shape. There was quiet all around as the craft touched down raising a huge storm of the strange red dust. Once the craft settled down, Ashok and Prabha prepared the lunar buggy that looked like a giant cockroach.
The Lunar Buggy

 The endless chain which drove this vehicle had cameras with fiber optic laser cables, as eyes, to navigate slid out of the craft with Ashok and Prabha. They had reduced their physical appearance by one hundred times before starting on the mission. The Cockroach like craft slithered out and went out slowly and steadily over the rocky red terrain. Strange sights suddenly took us by surprise. The orange flowers opened and what we saw was incredible! A small stream of visitors measuring about 3 cm in height emerged! They resembled humans   but could move their heads in 360 degree rotation had four hands and four legs each.
The inhabitant of Red Planet

 Some of them had features resembling the feminine human features and we guessed them to be of opposite sex. They had shining blue skins and were now following the cockroach like craft. Their movements were like that of a coordinated army following the craft! The craft disappeared from the sight over a small hillock! The pictures that I and Shruti saw next made us freeze! There were huge hydra headed reptiles whose eyes shone and had two tails. There were some giant animals resembling frogs and huge bees. The craft stopped as some of the creatures had climbed on it! Ashok and Prabha wanted to go out of the craft to see the aliens and meet them! I checked the surroundings and permitted them to go out! After checking all the gear they emerged out of the craft to be surrounded by those creatures who gestured in strange movement of arms. Their arms were sending signals that appeared to be some language which could not be decrypted. They extended their arms and moved towards the hillock! Ashok and Prabha followed the strange inhabitants to a pool of light which resembled shining water! On looking closely they found it was a huge colony where these creatures moved in small groups.  It was a ‘Pool of Life’, where these creatures coexisted peacefully with no signs of fear, threat, or disease. After about an hour they returned to the craft with the gleam in their eyes as I and Stuti watched this Utopian world in bewilderment!  At last we hand found a place in the galaxy which was a perfect place to live, as the craft once again docked with our mother ship for exploring new galaxies with a deep sense of satisfaction! How I wish that our little world becomes a perfect place to live like the Red Planet!!

PS: 1. This post has been written for the ‘I am Explorer’ contest sponsored by Indiblogger and Tata Safari(www.tatasafari.com/)

2. Pictures Kind courtesy Google

50 comments:

  1. Oh God! I got a bit scared looking at those weird insects. Pool of Life sounds so tempting and wonderful. Good luck for the contest!

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    1. Ha ha Rachna! The flights of fancy can make even scary looking things friendly:) Thanks a lot.

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  2. An interesting imaginary exploration. Look at those weird creepy characters!
    Good luck Rahul.

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    1. Thanks Alka, that you enjoyed the imaginary flight with the strange creatures:)

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  3. curiosity has finally sent have valid proves of the existence of the possible long lost life form.. science never ceases to amaze us...:)
    honestly an awesome post Rahul Sir..:)
    I am in final year of graduation and majoring with physics ..and as a science student I couldn't have loved anything more than such extraordinary things..:)

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    1. Thank you, Jemina and it would not be surprising to come across such space missions in future and you being a part of it! Best of luck for your academic pursuits:)

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  4. What an exciting and amazing exploratory journey. Wish we had a 'pool of life' on our planet too/ Good luck for the contest, Mr Bhatia :)

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    1. I am happy you enjoyed reading this fancy flight of imagination, Shilpa! Thanks a lot!

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  5. nice post & great blog :)
    Maybe we follow each other ?!
    If yes, let me know if you follow me & i´ll follow back :)

    Greetings

    www.YulieKendra.com

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    1. A big thanks Yulie ! You have a lovely blog !

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  6. Beautiful writing Rahul!!! It's always a great pleasure to drop by your blog!!
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    1. A huge thanks, Francesca for having liked this one:)

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  7. Oh gooddd.....what's wrong with you Rahur sir? you are starting to speak rather write like my son...I was reading this while lunch and my colleague sitting next to me asks, what happened? why is your face like that? LOL ...I say her, when I read something seriously, my face makes all kinds of expressions..she says, you are weird...:P

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    1. Latha , this cute comment of yours just made my day! If my way of writing resembles that of a toddler , is the biggest compliment as I feel that my childlike curiosity is still live and kicking:) I look forward to the day when I could shake hands with him!!

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    2. You are such a sport. :) He would love to meet you too..Coming to the US by any chance? Why I said that is, he is always in that alien world, that creatures and all that..

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    3. Thanks Latha for that invite :) Now I would have to plan a visit to US soon to meet you and the young one!

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  8. I so love the fact of becoming tiny without losing the physical functions and Sir, only an engineer can think of such a machine. It's indeed a wonderful exploration.

    Good luck, Sir.

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    1. Saru, that sweet post of yours was so incredible and if my flight of fancy with a little technical sprinkle could hold your attention, is a big compliment for me!! Thanks a lot!

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  9. This is so cool!! Thanks for exposing me to some new, wonderful things :)

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    1. How nice Saumya that you could find the strange new things interesting:) A big thanks.......

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  11. How god it felt like watching a sci-fi movie Rahul sir ;) awesome one ;) I am sure u r in the lead to win this challenge :D All the best

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    1. A sincere thanks, Ramya for the best wishes and also for liking the story:)

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  12. The creations in this universe and the wonders of nature are incredible and inimitable , the more you explore the more intrigued you get, thank you for a lovely post Rahul!

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    1. Thanks, Padmaja and for sure there is so much left to explore in the beautiful universe around us!

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  14. Rahul, I enjoyed reading Pool of Life. It was a wonderful piece of Sci-fi. The wonders of our universe never cease to amaze me. And so do you. You are becoming a brilliant writer. Good luck for the contest.Hugs.

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    1. Rachna, readers like you constantly keep motivating me to explore the hither too unknown areas of writing I ever tried:) Thanks a lot for those words!!

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  15. After having booked a seat in your flight of imagination, I can safely have my name removed from the Mission to Mars list.

    Loved the idea of a "Pool of Life".

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    1. Welcome on board Purba, to explore a brave new world:) I am delighted to have a VIP blogger on the flight!! BTW thanks for taking this flight and cancelling the Mission to Mars and you get extra bonus points !!

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  16. Normally I don't like Sci fi stories or movies that much. But this is interesting! Very good imagination!

    All the best!

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    1. I am honored that you read this piece of Sci fi despite not inclined towards it! Even for me this post is like charting into unknown territory:)Thanks a lot!

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  17. The Universe is so amazing and so is your imagination.
    All the best!

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    1. Rama, frankly this is my first attempt to foray into the realm of science! Thanks a lot for those kind words and your support!

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  18. Great imagination.
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    1. Thanks a lot Asamptha! Happy you liked:)

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  19. Hi Rahul, this is a like the starting plot of a really great Hollywood sci-fi movie, I can already picture all the special effects involved. Your description of the life on the red planet is so vivid and well imagined. Great piece of writing!

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    1. Wow! You took me to new level of imagination Sam:) Thanks a lot for having liked this flight of fancy, and I hope one day not in distant future we may perhaps see some of these things happening in reality!

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    2. I think we will the way the world is advancing! Have a great weekend!

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  20. I quite liked the theme 'Pool of life' and the fantasy world indeed looks attractive.

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    1. Thanks a lot Manjulika, that you liked to read this fantasy:0

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