2320AD

Fresh bout of attacks over the minority human settlements of Hominid Sector at Boreal Moon underway. The attack by the rouge humanoids started at 0300 hrs MST. Human causalities reported.

Thus, went the news-cast on the telepathic extra-galactic devices (TEG) across Earth and Moon. TEG devices alerted its owner about the latest news, entertainment, sports, science and technology, inter-galactic issue and you-name-it-they-have-it; apart from assuming its secretarial duties for its owner.

Most on the Earth, ignored it as usual but not Dr Melissa. She had more than one reason to be worried.

“Where is this hostility going to lead us”, she reflected as she selected details of the news broadcast on her TEG.

Most of the sectors of Boreal Moon had primarily been set up to dump the humanoids from Earth that had gone rouge, with the intention that they would die gradually, deprived of vital life lines.

Society for Fair Treatment of Humanoids (SOFTH) however had long protested this move and always believed that the rouge humanoids could be turned around, subjecting them to certain configuration and algorithmic changes. It however was a difficult task.

As she scrolled, fearing ominous, growing anxious, she stopped suddenly. Beads of sweat made a bee line on her temples. As a tear presented itself in her blue eyes, there was a tap on her shoulder.

“We will get him back, Melissa”, said he as Melissa turned and saw Dhruvil, her husband, a veteran Robo-Genetic researcher, who had instantly teleported himself from his lab to be present with his wife at this hour of grief.

“We must”, she replied, fighting the tear off and rushing towards the escalator entry port to the Boreal Moon side.

Dhruvil and Melissa cleared the bio-metric formalities in no time and were on the way to moon. It was their son, who had voluntarily signed up with SOFTH few months back and was to return in couple of weeks after completing six months mandatory service at Boreal Moon.

Landing at Hominid Sector, they took capsule to the Administration desk of casualty ward. They were informed that their son was alive but brain dead.

A fresh wave of grief struck Melissa. Checking her sinking feeling, Dhruvil reminded her by saying, “He isn’t gone yet Mel”.

Melissa, collected herself and nodded. As they were walked towards the ICU, Dhruvil suggested, “How about him as humanoid? Why not harvest his body and… ”

“You mean robotic brain in a human body? That’s neither conventional nor moral”, retorted Melissa, cutting him short.

Conventionality is not morality”, he replied calmly. “I don’t believe in miracles though I trust Almighty. I trust Science and technology equally”

Melissa checked Dhruvil’s face that beamed with confidence and resolve. She saw a ray of hope.

“I want him back in any form whether human or humanoid. Aren’t humanoids the inverted reality of the human”, she mumbled and resonated with self, as they headed to check on their son.

“Lets give hope a chance”, said Dhruvil as he held Melissa’s hand firmly.


*MST: Moon Standard Time
I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019 hosted by Write Tribe
Its Day 2 and I have used word prompt “Miracle” and the quote prompt “Conventionality is not morality” – Charlotte Brontë and the picture prompt of the day
You can read my Day 1’s post, “Charcoal and Limestone” here.

Write Tribe Festival of Words


19 Comments

Writing Journey · March 5, 2019 at 10:37 am

Just wow! You used all three prompts! I loved the setting of this story. Maybe you could write more stories on humanoids.

shravmusings · March 5, 2019 at 11:16 am

Simply WOW, your idea of clubbing two prompts is really awesome. I liked the Science Fiction theme.

Bhagyashree · March 5, 2019 at 11:16 am

A very very interesting take Anagha. What an imagination. Kudos

Esha M Dutta · March 5, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Well done, Anagha for the cleverly ‘designed’ take on the prompts, combining all 3! Very interesting tale, spun so well. That concluding line is so reassuring—”lets give hope a chance.”

Sajid Akhter · March 5, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Hi Anagha.,

Quite an interesting post. What an imaginative narration takes us to another world. Keep it up.

Have a good day.

Anita · March 5, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Nice futuristic story and great use of the prompts, Anagha.
Robotic parts in human bodies will be a reality.
In Pursuit Of Miracle – Anita

Meenakshi Param · March 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm

A wonderful use of the two prompts that goes with the present day happenings yet is futuristic,Ana !

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you Meenu. You made my day.

Suzy · March 5, 2019 at 4:21 pm

What an intriguing story. You had me hanging on to every word. Just wow.

Suzy · March 5, 2019 at 4:23 pm

What an intriguing story. You had me hanging onto every word. Just wow!

Jisha Rajesh · March 5, 2019 at 4:58 pm

An intersting science fiction…enjoyed it very much!

BellyBytes · March 5, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Good to see you back in your spaced out world. What a story that was. Might still happen even earlier than your projected time line

Amarjeet Sonia Madaan · March 5, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Great! 👏. Just wow

Janani · March 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm

the sci-fi is a very intriguing choice. great read, I love the clubbing of prompts.

Meena · March 5, 2019 at 8:46 pm

You set up the story in a world that seems to be horribly near at hand. Kudos on combining all three prompts.

Shilpa Garg · March 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Wow! What an imaginative and creative sci-fi-ish story, Anagha. And that you have used all three prompts effortlessly is super impressive too! Well done!

Sunita Saldhana · March 5, 2019 at 10:44 pm

Very nice!

Shubhra Rastogi · March 6, 2019 at 11:54 am

Interesting post and a great way to combine all th 3 prompts

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Anshu Bhojnagarwala · March 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm

Wow, what a story, Anagha. I can never write futuristic stories, you have done a wonderful job.

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