Dissolved Mission


“Mission aborted. All scientists to teleport. Report at Eastern Bay Gates for final departure to Space Colony”, went the cold, monotone announcement.

Vasundhara, now sitting on the floor, took notice of it. She was crest fallen. The lab wore the deserted look. The thunder outside was raging. She had seen the ray of hope. Hope that might lead to establishment of the habitable colonies back on Earth.

“Last call”, promulgated the speaker. “Eastern Bay Gates to close in five minutes.”

She moved her trembling hands, fondly, over the glass floor as if caressing the soil below. With heavy heart, she lifted herself and started walking. 

The tiny green shoots below the glass floor were dissolving. The acid rain, that followed the hitting of the inhabitable Earth by the half moon sized asteroid, had washed all hopes of returning back to Earth.

Earth had seized to be habitable way back in 2400 AD. 


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Word Count: 150

Lets save Earth before this turns true in distant future!
"Vasundhara" is a Sanskrit name for "Mother Earth"

Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri



Comments

  1. This WILL be our future if we don't start doing things right! Brilliant take on the prompt, Anagha! I loved how cryptically you've used the name Vasundhara:)
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. Appreciate your minute observation Mayuri! Agree that if we dont take appropriate steps, soon we will loose mother Earth.

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  2. Human race is gonna pay, if we don't take of our planet. Dunno if we will have some other place to go, however, if ask me, we don't deserve another planet, for we will destroy it too. An extremely brilliant take on the prompt, Anagha. :)

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    1. Its sad but true. We dont deserve any other palce unless we mend our ways. And if we mend our ways, there will be no need of other place! Thanks for visiting and adding to the discussion.

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  3. An interesting ,introspective and chilling take on the photo prompt.The results of our neglect of Mother Nature is going to be disastrous,indeed!

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    1. Thank you Meenakshi for visiting, appreciating and sharing your views!

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  4. That's a very good take on this prompt Anagha. I like this science fiction feel. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFIction

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    1. Thanks Tina for visiting. Glad that you liked it.

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  5. It's time we take some serious steps towards sustainable development so that our future does not look like this.
    A beautiful take and scary... pray it never come true Anagha.

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    1. Absolutely, Dipika! Sustainable development is the key to better future. Thanks for visiting and adding to the discussion on topic!

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  6. Thats a very interesting take on the prompt pic. Wish it never comes true. :)

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    1. Keeping fingers crossed Deepa! Thanks for visiting and sharing your views.

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  7. Very well crafted Anagha. It is not easy to weave a Sci-fi tale but you nailed it :)

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  8. Oh oh. I never expected a sci-fi out of this prompt. Nicely done!

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