Sunday, November 9, 2008


Prabhu and Durga glided on the beach sand, holding each other’s arms. The couple was married to each other for four years and to their archaeological excavations for seven years. And now they are in Coromandel Coast for the past three months, excavating old coins and broken wares.
Durga saw crabs making diagonal path to them and poked them with a stick. Prabhu moved on while she sat there and played with crabs. He noticed an unusual change in waves.

One of his assistant ran towards him with a brown thing in his hands and gasped in between his words.

“Sir, we’ve found this package 5 feet below on site and this is addressed to you”

“What? Come again”

“To you sir, but no address or location specified. We had argument there and decided to let you open this package”

“ can leave now and continue the work”

When the assistant returned to the site, Prabhu sat on a sand mound and tore open the package. Inside was highly Digitized Journal and it belonged or will belong to year 2054. ”It should not be A.D. or B.C. Both are impossible!!”

He had an eye at his team whether they are playing prank on him but found nothing unusual. In the page under January 1, there were printed words.

“Hello. Hope you got this 6 feet below on 12.63 N & 80.17 E. At time 8:40 AM .If so, then I will suggest my friends to use PTP services.Well, PTP stands for Parallel Tele Portation and they are universal providers of transport through parallel universes. I know you had come across Parallel Universe theory. And recent findings have shown that Parallel worlds are spheres which are intersecting each other in various dimensions. In 2054, to go to past or to future, we have to just give our destination year, time and place. Calculating probability, they give us time and location where this world and destination world meet at intersection point. And that point is the entry to other universe.And, I delivered this package to you from such a point.So, just jump to December 26 page soon to save her”.
He flipped pages leisurely and turned to see Durga still playing with crabs.
And under Dec 26, 2054 were,

“50 years had rolled by. I think I was reading something when we saw the huge waves. Tsunami knocked me unconscious and sent you to heaven.Eventhough I lost my past memory and married my caretaking nurse in hospital; I can’t forget your face because you’re my first love. Miss you, Durga”

‘Durga!’Prabhu flipped back the journal tensely and found that it will be his journal in future.

“Oh my!!This is me.”It was then the reality struck him and he turned to see huge waves approaching them. He rushed towards Durga who was dumbstruck on seeing 50 feet waves. In moments, the waves crashed on shore with deafening roar and he lost his consciousness.


This is 500 words story(flash fiction-i managed with 495 words :) ) written for online fiction contest in which i failed to qualify(as usual :( ).The theme fixed for the contest was "journal" and so journal will be main role and this fiction never ends but goes on and on,if you understand!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


This story appeared in persoplus -09. Thanks to sam rueben(hope i spelled it right!) for bringing this in paper!

Munich, Germany


“Good Morning, Chris”

The spectacled white-haired man in T-shirt and brown shorts saluted him enthusiastically.

“Good morning, Professor Kauffman”. Both of them chuckled.

Kaufmann drew chair from nearby table and Christopher Vijay sat on it.

Chris VJ, as his mates call him, is third and youngest son of Indian father and German mother. He inherited much of his father’s appearance. The twenty year old felt uncomfortable from the sudden invitation by this eccentric professor.

“So what’s the purpose of calling a history student to your science lab”, Vijay tapped his wristwatch, “that too so early at 6.00 AM”.

Professor Ariel Kauffman signed Vijay to follow him and hurried to the basement. Vijay doubled his steps beside him.

Professor stood before a table and gripped a cloth which covered something.

“And I take pride to present to world...Oops! To you, the TIMEEMIT”.

And in table was uncovered four-feet machine with translucent loop at its top and small display with keypad at its side. Vijay circled around the machine while Kauffmann cleared his throat.

“So, after twenty years of hard-research on photon reversal, is born my brainchild, TIMEEMIT.Hmmm, Let me start from the beginning.Well, speed of light is 3*10power8 meter/sec.So,if a photon from here reached 3 lakhs kilometer, then its one second. So forward motion of light which is universal is the seconds ticking.Yet, there is no reversal of light, that is, light starts from object to its source.isnt it?”

Vijay nodded in agreement.

“So, I reversed it. When light on travelling 3 lakhs kilometers per second advances earth clock by 1 second, it on reversal should retard earth clock by 1 second and thereby neutralizing it. And a second has not occurred. Confused?”


“Hmmm, take this view. You are in room and see man behind glasses in another room. As long as light is in forward motion, from a wall light to his body, which absorbs certain part of spectra, you can see him moving. But if you reverse light from him back to the source, then light will not be absorbed by him which will show you his previous position even though he has moved. So you are in past while he is in future as long as light is reversed. “


“Well, let me show you this.”

Kaufmann sounded excited. He took CD-ROM from his table locker and slid it into his pc. The ten minute video showed Kaufmann searching for rubber in his table while making sketches .It was table where TIMEEMIT stood now.

”That was me 2 weeks back. Now I place this rubber on the machine and”. He sealed shut the box and keyed in something on keypad. There was whirring of circuits and flash appeared on loop.

“Abracadabra!!Here comes the rubber.”Kaufmann stopped and played the video again. And on the 6th minute, a rubber appeared from nowhere while Kauffman was absorbed in sketches. He grinned at the camera holding the rubber he had searched for.”Well, I can’t bring back the rubber unless I send machine to that point. I can send those automated TIMEEMIT from that big one to the destination which will return within an hour from your start.”

The wall to which Kaufmann pointed showed six feet copy of the machine on table and three 4-feet TIMEEMITs besides it.

Kaufmann walked over to coffee machine and came with cup of coffee. Chris finished the cup in a gulp.

“Well,professor,If you reverse light at the same speed as it travels forward, then the rubber should have appeared on video two weeks hence, but..?

“But you should wait for me to share many astounding results. And on reversing light, I found peculiar character of its photons. The reversed photon travels whooping speed of 10800 lakhs km/s. And the photons can be deflected at that speed and it also bonds with other ions while still maintaining such speed. That means the reversed light can cover the distance in one second which the forward light takes a hour to cover.”

“Wait, but the theory of relativity says..”

“Forget it! We aren’t speaking about ordinary light Chris VJ.We are speaking about special reversed light. Now the object placed inside this box is excited by multiple lightning strikes created inside. It completely breaks the ions of object and those ions bonds with the photons of the lightning. This light is reversed by Photon Reversor, another invention. Now these reversed photons are led to the loop which is coated with photon limiter cum deflector, yet another invention by me!!”

Vijay could recognize the childishness in the old professor as he described his inventions.

“So this deflector regulates photon-ions and keeps it in reversed motion. Now universe splits into two frames. One is frame inside loop where time goes backward and other is frame outside the loop where time goes forward. For every one second in our frame, the ions in loop go back one hour. We may not feel it as we see invisible thingy in loop, but your 8 days here is 80 years in the past for the ions in loop. And I have called you to go to that time in history.”

“Professor…Err...Here you refer to one who travels, isn’t it?”

“Absolutely not. You meant you. You are going to 1923”


“November 9, 8 minutes hence this time.”


“You will be given Bavarian police identity “Ernst Sullivan” and you’re going to shoot Adolf Hitler and his companions.”

Professor’s voice seemed so cold to him that he thought he may hit him. But he felt weakened every second and as his eyes closed, he gripped a lever-like object  on table and fainted.

After fixing Vijay with police costume, Kaufmann shoveled him to box and sealed him inside. And punched 9.11.1923 on the keypad and the machine whirred to life.

“I know Chris, you won’t agree but I had to. The pills in your coffee worked.”

Kauffman sighed and opened the box which is empty.


Munich, Germany

85 years ago

Vijay awoke to shouts and orders. He rubbed his eyes and saw himself in some basement. He went up to the house and was shocked to see shoe shop but there was no Professor or single trace of lab there. His heart pounded as he crossed to the entrance of the deserted shop. The Munich now is not as he sees it daily. There were thousands of Bavarian policemen standing in files holding barricade at the front. And far ahead of the policemen, he saw tsunami of brown shirts marching towards him. He saw scattered newspapers and picked one up. In it was in bold letters, BEER HALL PUTSCH –A FAILURE in german that happened YESTERDAY. He dropped the paper shaking nervously.”That sonofabitch professor!”Chris Vijay gritted his teeth.

Just then a Bavarian policeman approached him and spoke in German which is in English as follows.

“Hey you neurotic freak! Fill in the front file”


“Just shut up, hold this gun and get going to the front...Err...Sullivan”

‘Sullivan!’Vijay jumped back as he heard that name. He bent and saw himself in Bavarian police costume with name plate having ‘Ernst Sullivan’ etched on it.

He moved on to front line of the policemen and saw brown shirts approaching nearer to them. He could spot out Adolf Hitler, Ernst rohm, Goring, Himmler and WW1 veteran Ludendorff marching among them.

As they came very nearer, Hitler shouted in high pitch and policemen to the right of Vijay spread tear gas among the brown shirts. Vijay slipped out of police files and went to nearby street where he was confronted by two brown shirts with sticks. They flung their stick towards him. Panicked Vijay shot the both with his gun and they fell dead.

Trembling, he turned back to the crowd at the road. Just then Rohm has bullet at his body and Ulrich Gauf shielded Hitler from bullets of policemen. Hitler immediately was escorted to a car. The professor’s voice echoed in his mind and without thinking, (though he cheered inside at thought of changing history) Vijay shot aiming Hitler and bullet pierced his chest. And there fell a lifeless Hitler. Gripping the gun hard, he shot Himmler in head and Goring in neck and fled back to the shoe-shop without turning back. And he was relieved to see backup machine at its basement and without wasting a moment, he jumped into it .And the machine vibrated.

Munich, Germany

84 years, 364 days hence.

Vijay fell down on the floor and woke up to see staring eyes on him. He again gestured as though he slipped on floor. This avoided the attention on the TV showroom. He had nothing in mind except to hit the professor straight in his nose.

The Munich he saw now was entirely different or whether he felt like that, he can’t tell. He bought newspaper and the headlines read, 85TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘MUNICH MARCH’ Revolutionary martyr Hitler”. Vijay chuckled and pedestrian nearby eyed him suspiciously.

Vijay threw away the newspaper and hurried to find Kaufmann’s lab. After hours of frantic searching, he went to municipal office. The clerk behind the table looked perplexed at hearing him.

“Sorry sir! But there is no Ariel Kauffmann alive here in munich. our computer database shows a dead Kaufmann, aaron.His whole family died in car mishap on outskirts of munich.And he had 3 year old son, ariel, who died along with them.Sorry!”

Shattered, vijay sat there on spot. And the world seemed to spin around him. He got up and ran to his residence but was shocked to see playground which would have been his lane. It was then he noticed that there are no mobile phones users or shops in town. And not a single internet café and no Japanese products. He could spot NSDAP offices here and there with swastika flags fluttering in cold night. There prevailed hatred for british and French among the people and there was no world war after the first one.

His origin India got its independence from british people on 1974 and also were Pakistan and Bangladesh. Yet british is in stronghold in most south Asian countries and the league of nations is still persuading them to grant independence to those nations. He heard rumble of thunder and looked up at the pinkish clouds. He churned a decision in his brain. It was then he felt something hard in his pants and saw tube which read “photon reverser” and inside its hollow was other processor which counted the years the photons travels to past.

And he rushed to nearby warehouse and purchased 5 feet box and a loop and keypad with wires. But the man at counter refused him his things as he showed euro. Still mark is the currency in Germany.

He saw the clock which showed ten.

“Shit! I have just ten hours to stop my past from shooting Hitler”.

He waited in hiding till shopkeeper closed the shop and he broke in .With the stolen items,he hurried to Munich center .Holding a lightning rod on top of building there; he waited for lightning to strike. And it striked thrice .The machine whirred on third strike and it blew up.


Munich again

85 years ago

Vijay rolled down asbestos roof of a jewellery store and hit the road and fainted. When he woke up on the daylight, he was lying in a bench and saw the same files of policemen. He noticed his past striking conversation with a Bavarian policeman. His past soon left the place to join the file. He tip toed to the parallel street and hid there waiting for his past to arrive there.

In a few seconds, his past rushed to the same spot and was confronted by two brown shirts. Vijay launched himself and stabbed one of the brown shirts. His past shot the other. And he was thrown back seeing Vijay.

“Er, you look like me?”

“Im you. From the future which occurred after you shoot Hitler”

“Will I shoot him”? His past laughed maniacally. It was when bullet shots rang and Hitler was approaching his car. As his past raised his gun, Vijay kicked him onto the head. And the bullet killed a policeman who was behind hitler.Vijay dived and  hid himself in nearby house as the other policemen mistook his past as Hitler’s supporter and bullets pierced his past’s body. And Hitler’s car sped past his hiding place.

‘Ufff, back now to the original world!’ Vijay sighed, and started running towards the shoe-shop basement. And jumped into the TIMEEMIT machine which his past would have used. And the machine whirred to life.



Vijay hit hard floor and fainted. And felt instant chillness and opened his eyes. A worried Kauffman was spraying water in his face. He quickly grabbed his T-shirt and tried to suffocate him. The old man pleaded to leave him. In overcoming surge of anger, he hit him in nose. And paced the basement.

Kaufmann appeared with tissue cleaning his blood on nose.


“So Hitler not shot eh?”

“I’m going to shoot you, you filth! You bastard!”

“I’m your professor, chris”

“Fuck off!”

“Well, you’re alive, be cool!”

“Would have died, first tell me how you reconstruct the broken ions into my self”

“Answer me first, chris”

“You only have time to answer me and not question me...Just blurt out or get bruise there on face”.

Kaufmann turned away , “well, err…every ion always seeks bonding with other ions from which it is removed.So,separated ions gets bonded to same ions from which it got separated if the machine works well and present you your self form at past or future. But I still can’t find how it does it and how does you materialize in past?”

“You saved your life, mr.ariel!”

And Chris Vijay narrated all that happened to him to professor.

“so I’m dead by 1941”.Kaufmann whistled.

“May be today also, if your fuckin’ time machine hadn’t worked properly.”

“Hey, I thought I may have my parents back who were massacred by Hitler in babi yar holocaust. They were wealthy Jews and I would have lived different life; not this hard life where I literally begged for money till my forty’s. I was smuggled in coffin by German advocate to France way back in 1941.”

“But you will be not same Kauffman...You’re old and would be in past “

Hearing this, Ariel sobbed holding the windowpane. Vijay sighed and gripped professor’s arms.

“Sorry, professor! But you outraged me to such an extent. Leave it! You know, in every second the world changes. Every species in world influences every second, every minute and every hour. If we remove such participants of non-linear events from past, then there may not be such an event in history textbook now. I saw with my own eyes how the world will be when I shot hitler.No UN, no mobile phones. No technologies .Many advanced technologies and good things propped up after world war 2 and without hitler,there was no world war 2.May be removing Hitler from past may have saved millions of lives but they would have met their death as your parents had. Nature never sees good or bad; it just stops one’s life clock as his destined time is met. If there was no world was 2, then Britain would be in strong position in many Asian countries and it was ww2 which made them lose too many struggling countries. So Hitler should die as he is destined in 1945 for the good of humanity. World need all species to live; it never wishes to remove bad and make good people live longer. All it knows is one have to breathe his last as his time approaches .And time paradox is surely great blunder. Just destroy this damn machine, professor!”

Ariel took his hammer and smashed all his TIMEEMIT units murmuring “for the good! For the good!”

“As bagavad gita says ‘whatever happened, happens and will happen is for good’, professor”

Vijay removed smashed TIMEEMIT and threw it out of window and bade good-bye to professor. Registered & Protected

Friday, August 15, 2008


I can feel myself overtaking nearby photons. I don’t have sense organs. Yet I can feel, feel the heat, light, temperature, sound, solid, liquid, I can only feel. My atoms vibrate when it encounters any of physical object or parameters and I can feel it before I stumble on it. I am beyond injuries and death. The medium with which I’m clinging to is nearing a very heat body which I can feel.  And I’m now approaching a planet. I can feel my fellows of my planet leaving this planet which am approaching. The planet which was my host some centuries ago.oops! One of my being had disoriented me by going through me. Orienting my atoms, I dived down to the surface of the planet. The purpose of this sudden arrival to this planet is to reveal here that we are the forefathers of this planet’s creatures. That we are here for a tour and that all aerobic living beings here are our vehicles for that tour. I can feel damping vibrations below and it suddenly ended.So,I entered assuming that it was host of my friend who crashed on me just before. And I feel my atoms coupling with host’s cells and ions. Then I excited my atoms and the whole host vibrated with maximum intensity.


He can feel his whole body shaking. He opened his eyes and forcing apart his clenched jaw, he screamed in pain. He got up with a war effort and crossed the road limping very slowly.

This is not that planet as I had seen before. I can see new structures with white light shining around it and new birds flying high with ear-tearing sounds. Last time, when I was here, I was in a host suffering from high fever in a desert. It was the last host with whom I had been last time on this planet. Then I left this planet and went to my abode. Let me scrutinize his brain and load my atoms with data. This host name is of my planet mate was with this host for past twenty-six years. This host has read and obtained masters in evolution science. So let me use this host for fulfilling my trip here. What is that peculiar sound? That is…

A car braked before Rajan and a head popped out.

“ this rajan? How do you do, man?”His eyes scans rajan,”What the hell happened to you...You’re bleeding. Get into my car, Quick!”

Rajan felt stinging pain near his forehead and touched and felt hot liquid there. He got into car.

What can I do now…let the host use his normal sense organs. And let me have a read of his life incidents till now.

“Ya with an accident. I hope so. May I know who…?”

“Who? Me? Fuck you! I’m Deepak. Forgot your old roommate? We did our masters in US of A rajan. Got your brain screwed now huh?”Deepak chuckled. “so wotcha doing now? Saw me on TVs? All those goddamn interviews..”

“Where are we now?”Rajan carried a puzzled look. Deepak frowned. The next hour bathed in silence.

“Here comes the hospital” Deepak whistled as he maneuvered his brand new car to the hospital parking lot. He then helped rajan to the hospital reception desk.


Scanning this host’s brain for the past one hour, I stumbled upon something shocking. This Deepak had stolen rajan’s scientific research on Evolution and had loped to India and had it published here in his name and had become popular among the people. Rajan, due to low financial support, can’t even argue in courts for his stolen research and losing thousands in courts, he turned into a drunkard spoiling his career.Today,he had drank more and met up with an accident a-hour drive from here.


Deepak was striking a conversation with the receptionist when friendly voice caught his ears, “Hello Deepak sir!”

Turning around, he saw a tall man in police uniform, whom he had met once in a party, beaming towards him. “Hello mr.kumar...IPS”.Both of them shook hands.

Kumar eyed rajan with suspicion and enquired Deepak about him. Rajan on hearing his name woke up and saw Deepak holding him. He pushed him aside and snatched pistol from Kumar’s belt. All these happened in blink of an eye. He braced his arms around Deepak’s neck so much that he nearly choked and held pistol near Deepak’s temples. Hurriedly, he threatened Deepak to the parking area.

“Rajan, what the hell you are doing? This is a foolish act”

Rajan let a weary laugh, “Deepak-scientist…our country’s highly respected evolutionary expert...The father of evolution...” spatted on the floor, “hadn’t you felt so ashamed Deepak…for you sonofabitch stole my research…you may not know how I felt for past four years..But you will meet your end now”. He slowly gripped the pistol trigger.

Deepak screeched in panic.

“Don’t shoot! Dont shoot! I plead in god’s name...I will give you whatever I have...Blank cheque.., my car.Take it “

“There is a saying Deepak which goes like “A sewage will never smell nice even in flower garden” and that goes for you. Have you ever heard the word ‘research’? I know what the fuck you were in college days…I can tell you how many times you had vomited in our room on my thesis papers. But one thing…”Rajan felt his body losing him. His world blacked out for a moment.

I sprinted to his brain to take charge of him and tell the world, the only truth.


“I will tell you the truth” rajan growled “that my research, the stolen research is wrong, dear thief. But the whole world believes it. Let me tell you the truth Deepak that you’re with the first life in this planet”. Saying thus, Rajan slapped Deepak hard on the cheek.

“I am the reason, I am the source of this whole world!” pointing his fingers towards himself, Rajan whispered “This is not rajan...Rajan is my host…I am an you, to this planet. Have heard from my mates there in my planet that you people have doubts about aliens.UFO, flying saucer, SETI, water in mars, blah blah blah.Who the fuck told that aliens need water or oxygen to live? Why you people spend crores of money in searching water when organisms are out there which are anaerobic and drink acids and survive? Did anybody from heaven told you lot that aliens are short and have huge ears and no eyelids? Oh! What had human beings told that ends in truth? Nothing! Reel back to paleoprotozoic era, that is, 2.7 billion years ago. Earth was full of anaerobic organism, mostly unicellular. Then, all of sudden, oxygen was produced in large quantities. And all these anaerobic species were wiped away from the face of earth. Then the presence of oxygen stimulated production of ATP by the cells which grew fast and thus unicellular beings evolved into multicellular and complex organisms. So the question here is , ‘how oxygen came all of a sudden to this planet?’.Can you answer me, Mr.scientist?”

Deepak shook his head in negative response.

“Ok Mr.Deepak, let me enlighten you…before 2.7 billion years ago, oxygen was not in earth. For nearly 1.8 billion years since the birth of this planet, there was no evidence for oxygen. Then how it suddenly appeared? The answer is: We”

“We brought oxygen to this planet, earth.Each and every oxygen molecule you inhale, every oxygen molecule plants exhale, all are my planet origins. To say, you are totally dependent on aliens for life. We don’t have form or body as we don’t have amino acids in our planet. We don’t have DNA sequence. But we have atoms in us. Our planet is at the outer edge of solar system adjacent to this solar system. We were formed some 3 billion years ago in our planet. I was born around that same time. And after some millions of years, a meteor hit our planet and we were thrown off to the space. Some of us were clanged to comet nearby which brought us near to this earth. We entered earth and got into bonding with iron forming branded formation. Then we were boiling in primordial soup when we came into bonding with hydrogen molecules and formed water droplets. We soon evaporated and rained on the land surface and hot boiling oceans. We cooled down the earth and that is when we rested on unicellular prokaryotes. One of the prokaryotes suddenly leaked a chemical which excited my atoms while I was on its surface. I suddenly underwent binary fission and my clone went on to next unicellular. Then I felt sudden change in the orientations of my atoms. And the reason was oxygen from our bodies were releasing away from us. Our body contains 25%of our planet’s dust and 75% of oxygen. This 75% oxygen gets released whenever we undergo fission and leave this planet.Because, oxygen weighs more than us and due to gravity, it stays down. And thus came the oxygen to earth. Oxygen is an alien because its parents, we are aliens.”

“Whenever we rest on planet, we undergo fission and one part traces exit from here while other part goes to reproductory tract of female organism. And when we stumble upon, iron, we colonize there and form rust. When we meet with combustible material, we excite to such an extent that there is heat from our atoms and there burns that material.”

“Oh my god! So oxygen molecules can speak. Are you nuts?”Deepak laughed maniacally.

“Vibrations. I vibrate, this host’s vocal chords speaks according to my vibrations. Our vibrations and atomic spins are termed as life in this world. If we wish to change host, then we simply interact with our fellows in that environment and make my host accessible to diseases or accidents. We are both creators and victims. You may think we can enter alive organism’s body? Hell no! We repel with our planet ions. If we feel ourselves densely populated, we create earthquakes, volcanos, hurricanes and tsunamis and let ourselves exit from hosts”

“So why do an alien kill one of its kind?”

“It’s the way we free ourselves from our host if we can’t communicate with the environment. We communicate with our kind in fellow hosts to let them kill us. Or we tend to end our lives by suicide. But you, hosts cannot realize this communication. Some hosts may feel, and you people name them as ESP, telepathy, and déjà vu”.

“So you people have thinking abilities?”

“We think by vibrations we feel. Our neurons are orientation of atoms in space. We communicate through waves. But every time when we leave the host, may it be human being, cat, pig, insect or amoeba, we take its neuron-ions along with our planet ions. So we too have added intelligence of your planet’s organism. As we don’t have death, I, who was in several hosts for several millions of years, have more knowledge than my successors. We too evolute, my boy! It is not rule that only earthly beings should evolute.when our planet’s evolved beings enter into fetus of a mother, there takes birth of child geniuses. And I am more skilled than the kind in your body. The purpose of my arrival here is to let this world know about us. About the truth that you people are breathing and living with aliens.”.Rajan laughed with manner of pride.


Sound of the siren echoed in the parking area. Rajan turned around to see the IPS officer Kumar at a distance who had kept them in constant vigil. And an voice echoed through loudspeaker from police van,”Surrender! Throw up your hands! Drop your weapon! Surrender! Police have rounded up this place!”

Kumar inspected the scene with binoculars now. Rajan had shackled hands of Deepak by one of his hand and had kept his foot over Deepak’s wrist. And he was banging Deepak’s head with pistol in slow actions, while Deepak was laughing.Suddenly, Rajan stabbed Deepak’s neck with butt of pistol. Deepak fainted and Rajan kneeled down and both of them were hidden by cars.Cautiously, the policemen were advancing towards Rajan’s hiding place. Next minute, Deepak was running towards Kumar with his hands at the back of his head. Kumar had instinct to shoot the kidnapper. Rajan’s hand slowly made its appearance near the bonnet of a car and Kumar shot aiming at diesel tank. And all the armed men shot at cars parked there. The car blew up with loud explosion the very next second. And Kumar saw rajan’s hand with pistol still in it, flying away and landing near a policeman. Deepak was found fainted on the ground near Kumar.


How’s he, doc?”

“He is perfect. We will discharge him soon”

This conversation between Kumar and doctor awoke Deepak. He slowly got up and inhaled deeply. Then he went to nearby mirror in the room and touched his face and his lips hid burst of laughter. And the scenes began to flash backwards till the point where…


Surrender! Throw up your hands! Drop your weapon! Surrender! Police have rounded up this place!”Echoed through the parking area.

Deepak made a screechy laugh and said “I know this, you little bastard! I knew that policemen will round off this parking soon because my friend Kumar saw all these. Heard that somebody is creator of life, where is he now? Count your time. for they gonna send your ass to hell. Do you think I am such a stupid to lend my ears to foolish alien theory? It’s just to push the time till police arrives here” and Deepak let out a maniacal laugh.

The next moment saw rajan angrily stabbing Deepak at the back of his head. Deepak fainted and rajan kneeled down and broke Deepak’s knees. Now he fetched Deepak’s collar and murmured “now, you, that is me, will escape. Me alias you will die. Can’t catch the phrase, huh? I told you that we too evolve. But our evolution pattern is different. We, the evolved aliens have the power even to change our host’s body structure, face patterns and even vocal patterns.” I made my host body to match Deepak’s vibrations.  “And we change our hosts exactly like clone of other hosts” Deepak saw Rajan’s face changing like his face. He felt like seeing himself in a mirror but with image having different shirt. Seeing this, Deepak felt dizzy. Rajan changed himself with Deepak’s clothes and left his belongings aside Deepak who hallucinated. All these happened within a minute. Rajan, now changed as Deepak, ran towards Kumar keeping his hands at the back of his head.

I communicated with my fellow in Kumar’s body and urged him to shoot the cars.

The next few seconds were full of gunshots and the intensity of blast knocked him to ground. And now, Rajan had woken up and enjoyed seeing himself on mirror which showed Deepak imitating his every movements.


Kumar entered the room.

“Deepak, I think you feel fine now. Is that kidnapper your friend? I found his card besides his disoriented body. We can’t even recognize his face. But the ID card showed Rajan. Is he your friend?”

Kumar let a puzzled gaze over him and said “by the way, your blood has high alcoholic content. So you are drinking and driving, huh?”

“oh!er…it was..Yes! And sir, can you arrange for a press meet? I need to tell a truth to this world.” Registered & Protected