He got up from Anya’s side, as she lay lifeless, with efforts. His eyes as blank as marble.

The reed diffuser failed to suppress the smothered smell of dolefulness.

He trudged towards bedroom as if some streak of thought pulled him, compulsion that he must oblige.

“Dad, stay back please”, Maitreyi whimpered from other side of Anya.

He stopped momentarily, nodded but continued ahead. As he receded from her view, Maitreyi heard the cupboard open.

While lost in her thoughts, there was a nudge on her shoulder. He stood near, holding a plain green silk saree. Maitreyi was puzzled.

“Your Mom, my Anya, wanted me to buy a saree before our engagement, 60 years from now. She was testing my memory, whether I have registered her choices well.”

Maitreyi remained nonplussed.

“Now its Anya’s final journey. I want her to know that she will forever be special part of my memory, forever”, he said in middle-of-the-road tone while keeping saree near Anya’s mortal remains.

He was a humanoid who had married Anya after World Governing Council legalized ‘Humanoid-Human’ marriages and later they had adopted Maitreyi, a human girl child.

Anya’s mortal life had morphed into immortal memories for him.


Word Count: 200
Prompt Used: Picture Prompt
Linking this post to #WoWe Week3 by Mayuri and Rashi
Categories: Flash FictionSciFi


Lata Sunil · June 28, 2019 at 3:28 pm

Thats quite futuristic! It will surely happen in future 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · July 1, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks Lata for sharing my belief regarding the future of the Human kind. Thanks for visiting too!

Suzy · June 29, 2019 at 7:40 am

That was an unexpected end and as Lata said, very futuristic or perhaps we are behind the past!

    Anagha Yatin · July 1, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks Suzy. Loved this phrase, “we are behind the past”

nooranandchawla · June 30, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Woah that was such a creative take on the prompt!

    Anagha Yatin · July 1, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks Noor. Glad you liked it

Mayuri Nidigallu · July 1, 2019 at 10:11 am

Good to see you writing Sci-fi again, Anagha. Loved this unique take on the prompt.
Thank you for writing for #WoWe

    Anagha Yatin · July 1, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks Mayuri. It’s my wishful thinking that though the human race will advance in all spheres of life in future, the forte of emotions which is a characteristics of Human race will continue to be the core of existence.

Varsh · July 2, 2019 at 9:40 am

I never thought it would be sci-fi from the way it began. You sure give a different spin to your tales, Anagha.

    Anagha Yatin · July 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Happy to welcome you at my blog Varsh and thanks for the praises! Me blushing blushing!!!

My Words My Wisdom · July 2, 2019 at 10:17 am

future always has surprises in store… creative

    Anagha Yatin · July 2, 2019 at 11:59 am

    You said it Ujjawal. May future always give us happy surprises!
    Thanks for visiting.

rashimital · July 2, 2019 at 11:43 am

Aah. Reading sci-fi blog post after a long time, feels like I’ve come home. Thanks for writing this genre, Anagha. And I agree, this will happen someday. I just hope the world is still a beautiful and peaceful place.

    Anagha Yatin · July 2, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Amen! It would for sure Rashi.
    Happy to know that we share same interest- SciFi!
    Thanks for visiting.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · July 2, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Very creative take on the prompt.Loved reading.

    Anagha Yatin · July 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks Jyotirmoy

Sachin Baikar · July 7, 2019 at 11:27 pm

Very interesting and creative one, Anagha. Thanks for sharing.

Akshata Ram · July 9, 2019 at 9:50 am

what a twist Anagha! Where do you come up with this?

geekanika · July 9, 2019 at 9:56 am

I loved this. Have you read Robots of Dawn by Asimov? Good job Anagha!

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