The Story of My (your) life
Well I’m back after a while (yeah 2 months) and now I can officially say that I missed you guys. Last few months were a bit of a mess that needs to be sorted out if you ask me. A lot of changes happened and is happening now in my life. I just needed a bit time of time to sort everything out and hence the delay. So how’s everyone been? I hope you all are fine and healthy.
Well in my last post, I told you all about a small challenge. And actually I’m writing this post to acknowledge you all that the challenge will come out in a few days. So those who thought about entering the challenge please do submit their entries in my challenge. And I’m thinking of joining Wattpad so if any of you guys are there just say so in the comment section of this post. And I more thing, my first original story ‘The End of Us’ will be rewritten and extended and it will take a lot of time to make it happen. Hope you guys support me. I’m looking forward to reading all of your life stories. Till then... Bye.
Bye.... (for now)
Well its been a good amout of time since I started writing in this amazing platform known as prose. Its been an amazing time and I really enjoyed it. I started writing so that I can escape from the real world. But I now understand that the real world needs me. So I think its time to return to my own world. Although I am not quitting on this platform, my break would may or may not be a long one. I don’t know how much time it will take but I assure you all that I will be back soon. I will still read all of your lovely messages but I may be sometimes late to reply.
Meanwhile I want to give you all a small challenge. I want you all to write an origin story. Not just anyone’s story, I want you all to write your origin story. Your experiences and your journeys... I want it all in this story. You are allowed to alter the characters names except your name. Yeah... I know its basically an autobiography but in this case you can write it in a fun way. The story should cover some of your best and worst moments in life. I will give you all about 2 months of time to prepare this story. And then I will post a challenge regarding this post and you all have to submit your entries in that challenge. For any questions regarding the challenge please do ask me in my inbox (here) . Well then go on and write your own story......
To be afraid of.....
I fear of being lonely,
I fear of being crowded,
Yet I’m too lonely,
And yet I’m too crowded.
I fear of being silent,
I fear of being violent,
Yet I’m too silent,
And yet I’m too violent.
I fear of death
And I fear of life,
B’cuz both are just promises,
Made by us.
Everyday I dream about them,
When I sleep at night,
About when I will lose all hope,
And when I will lose my love.
The Last Grand Performance.....
Merry sounds here and there,
people waving off the edge,
children screaming with festive joy,
As the beauty set its sail.
No one knew
Ever for sure that
Death may come
And that death may reap.
Everyone felt safe,
Safe in the ship,
Safe as in heaven,
Safe as at home.
Then it happened
The merry sounds turned
Into raging screams
As the white ghost hit the vessel.
The vessel did shriek,
It did turn,
As everyone realised that
Not all of them would be saved.
The Captain shouted;
″ Let the women and the children pass first,
And let them be saved;
My dear brothers, Remember our Country
Be British, Be true. ”
The whole crew stood by his word
And they all stared back at death,
As he stood behind the wheel.
The women and the children were saved,
Saved by the courage of these men,
The men who will forever remain,
In the walls of history.
As we looked into the sea,
Seeing all those boats sailing away,
Knowing that all hope is lost,
Soon began playing our favorite song,
′ Nearer My God to Thee’.
The ship soon did sink,
Into the depths of the sea,
And our last grand performance,
Still echoes in the walls of history.
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I’ve been busy these days, looking for what to study in the future. So please do spare me if i did not respond to any of your messages, tags, posts, comments, etc. :)
I see people dying,
This planet burning,
And more pockets filling.
The End of Us : Part II
A NOTE TO THE READER : Well Before reading the Part II , I suggest you be familiar with Part I of the series. Part I recieved a lot of compliments and I’m grateful for it. I never thought it would be that nice. I just wanted it to be a simple short story. Yeah the idea had a lot of potential and I am even thinking of writing an extended version in the future. As you all know by now, the original story had a dark ending so I changed it up. I did so because i didn’t want to write a dark story as my first ever story in this platform. I didn’t want my readers to think of me as a dark and tragic writer then. Well as things turned out, the readers prefered the dark ending the most. But i can’t change my story now as the Part I has already been published. So I hope you all enjoy this story as it is for now. Cheers ^-^.
This Story is a mixture of narration and self documentation. The story is written in simple language for the simplest of readers. Spare me if the medical situations (dates, periods, symptoms, etc.) in the story are not accurate as in real life.
[Camera recording continues...]
We thought we were invincible, capable of everything through technology. When the Covid 19 virus was first spotted in China, we thought that it was just a simple virus like the flu virus. We thought that we could overcome it just like other cases. Little did we know that our ignorance would lead us to our extinction.
The Governments acted fast but carelessly. They started shutting down everything. As a result the cases were decreasing. And that was it. They did nothing more. One month of lockdown and once all the infected were hospitalised , they called off the lockdown without analysing whether the virus had spreaded more. But as a matter of fact , the virus evolved and was spreading fast under the radar without any symptoms as we learned later. No one knew about this except us. In our lab, we had already recognised the variant C22 but didn’t knew its symptoms and its infectivity. We tested it on a rat and it was healthy for about 14 days. Yeah we did inform this to the government, but ignored it as the rat was perfectly fine.
But on the 15th day, the rat was acting strange and he died the same day. On testing him, we found out that the rat died of total organ failure. Only then we know that The C22 varient was a silent killer. It showed no signs or symptoms till the last day and his reports were normal at the 14th day. So we reached the conclusion that the C22 variant could kill an organism within one day after its incubation period. In the case of rats , the incubation period was 14 days. We didnot know what the incubation period was for humans. We reported it to the government but they said that the people showed no signs of illness so there would be no use to lock down again. But we tried our best to covince them to do it but they didn’t listen. They instead told us to develop vaccines for it. Oh no, it was not for the people, it was for making profits by selling the vaccines for high prices if a situation would arise.
We did start on the vaccine but we didnot knew whether the C22 variant had already spreaded to a large group of people. But it actually did spread silently...
[Camera recording ended.12:10 PM]
There were two recordings in the camera and the King ordered to play the second recording.
[Camera recording.... 4:57 PM]
( The Alcans could see in the video that Nancy was not in a good state and was gritting with pain)
Then we tested out and came up with a vaccine that had about 60% success rate against the C22 variant. We told the govt. about it and they wanted the vaccine to be produced as soon as possible. We tried to stop them but they didn’t listen. We knew that 60% success rate was not enough. The govt. bribed some of those who knew the formula of the vaccine and then they took over the lab. We could do nothing as in an emergency situation, the govt. could take over any institution. They soon begun producing masses of the vaccine and selling them to the other govt.s , reaping huge profits.
All of this happened and the public knew nothing about it. Soon after a day or so, the C22 variant passed its incubation period in many of the infected and people started dying here and there. The govt.s released the vaccine to the public and there was mass vaccination camps and all but all of this helped the variant to spread more quickly. And to the govt.s shame, though some became immune to the variant, most died due to the unstability of the vaccine. Soon the govt.s were overthrown and there was chaos everywhere.
More and more people started dying each day because of the vaccine and the variant. After I was kicked out of the lab for protesting, I soon began researching about the virus more closely. In my lab at my house, I soon discovered a new strain of DNA in the C22 variant. We never founded it at the lab because we were too rushed to find the cure. It was only a thin strain so we would have never founded it anyway. After studying this new strain and after researching every book about DNA and pathogens that I know, I finally found out that this strain of DNA resembled the structure of the Spanish flu virus. This could only mean that the variant C22 could be as or more deadly and contagious as the Spanish flu virus. I was sure at this point that almost everyone in the world would be affected with the variant as it has been about 13 days since the lock down. In these 13 days the virus was given the freedom to infect anyone and I was sure that everyone including me would have been affected till then. And I was correct.
Death broke out about 2 to 5 days ago and most of the humans in the world are dead now. As soon as I recognised the new strain, I started working on a new vaccine but in a limited time I could do nothing. I did create a vaccine but by that time most humans were dead. My vaccine was not really efficient. It could only slow the working of the virus. Yesterday, I injected the vaccine into me and I was not sure it would work. But it kept me alive till now, although I could feel death calling me. Yeaterday, I was feeling the symptoms that i saw on that rat , so i took the vaccine yesterday. I knew that my 15 days were over by yesterday. But my makeshift vaccine kept me alive till now but I don’t know for how long.
All of this happened because of the greed and ignorance of people. The govt. could have saved us. They said that they called off the lock down due to financial and economic crisises. Yeah says the richest country in the world. They called it off to ensure smooth economic flow but did nothing to check the infectivity of the virus. As a result we are here.
People lie here and there dead in the streets, dead in thier homes. The whole planet turned into a freakin’ graveyard. All this for some big stashes of cash.
We, humans found pride in being the most intelligent species that we know. But we never realised that some of us were even dumber than a bag full of sand.....
(Nancy falls to the ground. The camera is still recording. But only her house’s walls could be seen. She finally died, of total organ failure.)
The King ordered to stop the video and ordered the scientist to dispose the camera. He told him that no one should know about this, that their new home will be built over the decayed bodies of humans.
On the day that followed, the King ordered the search party and some soldiers and builders to go to Alcr and then cleanse the planet so that they could set up a new kingdom there. They went and destroyed the houses, killed everything and then built new structures which resembled their home planet. And after about 3 months, the Alcans inhibited Earth and happily lived there after without knowing the tale of tragedy that left the planet lifeless.
There was once a girl
As glowing as the Sun
As white as Snow
She had a beautiful smile
And she was not
Hesitant to show it
She infected others with her happines
And stole many hearts with her beauty
And I was one of them
Her rosy cheeks and
Her beautiful face made me
Dream about her all night
But I could only imagine
If only she was mine...
The End of Us : Part I
NOTE : This Story is a mixture of narration and self documentation. The story is written in simple language for the simplest of readers.
[Location : Altrax , a planet far away from Earth]
[The Current year is 2022]
4 years ago....
Soon the war ended with defeat of the Alcans . They were all to be slaughtered but their King took an oath to protect their race. So he started setting up a spaceship in secret so as to escape if they were defeated in the war. And they did were defeated and as soon as the Tracs released a decree to kill all the remaining Alcans, the King kept his promise and he escaped from the planet with all the remaining survivors. And they soon search for a suitable planet to inhabit on.....
[In the year 2023] [Earth]
“Yrr fdgj irtu jyr okh ytti”
(We found a suitable planet sire)
The Planatologist said to the King.
“Thy urth ijgg okyd ifgk ihf lojh uff trrg jj”
(Prepare the pods to send the search party to the planet)
The King commanded.
The search party of the Alcans soon landed on the planet of Earth. They searched for any life forms in the planet and they only found creatures that were not strong enough to resist the taking over of the planet by them. They found finely build structures whereever they went. So they had a suspecion that some form of intelligent beings had lived in that planet. But there were no trace of them. The search party went into several structures to find more information about the planet and its species. They had found lots of things that they took back into their ship.
“Turt ouyhk ytst iuyhk urr okhh eryh okgt. ugfyh jyyu ittt igy urt iyg i. Itfhj uftu utfh iigytth jfg ojhiuy. Igh hgf uhg ojj oiy ddty iyh ojh”
(We found these things from the strange structures in the planet. The creatures there are not strong enough to resist us. So we might have found ourselves a new home. But we think that there must have been some kind of intelligent life form which lived in that planet before they extincted. It seems that the extinction took place in the near past as the structures have not weakened. It might not have been a war as there are no signs of turmoil and destruction. )
The leader of the search part reported to the King.
The King looked at the things the party had brought back and ordered his scientists to look into them. The King ordered not to go into the planet Alcr (as they decided to call Earth as Alcr) untill the cause of the extinction was known.
[After 2 days...]
The Alcan scientists found out a strange thing that spoke and showed the image of a being. The scientists soon called the King. The King and the scientists believed that this being was a specimen of the life form that went extincted in the planet Alcr. They couldn’t understand the language but they knew the language so they extracted the audio and video into the universal translator which translated the language to the Alcans.
( English was a language which was not only confined to Earth. It was also the language spoken by the forefathers of the Tracs and the Alcans. What a coincidence! )
Soon they played the camera recording.......
[Camera recording...... 9:45 AM]
[April 29, 2022]
[Location : Nancy’s House]
Hi I am Nancy Jones. I am the last human alive in this world , I believe. I am recording this because i thought that since this is the end of humanity, i would like to record something for the future species or aliens who would visit Earth someday. Atleast this will be a record of how humanity, the pinnacle of creation was defeated by their own greed. I don’t know if you would understand my language, but let me tell you about the tragedy of humanity....
TO BE CONTINUED....
Woman Of Steel
There was once a girl
So beautiful and kind
True to her mind and
True to her soul.
She grew up to be woman,
A bold woman
With nerves of steel and iron.
She was true to her land
And true to her belief,
A belief that many criticized.
She was a daring Communist
Down to her bones,
Never gave up and
Never backed down.
She was tortured and prisoned and wounded
But she never gave up her belief.
A belief that glew red,
A belief that never died,
Even when she was kicked out,
Out of her beloved party,
The party that she loved,
Loved so much that she
Gave up her love for it.
She was a shining star,
A star destined to rise.
She changed history,
Not once not twice but thrice,
Even without others by her side.
Even after the sun had set,
Her belief will never be gone,
For she shall be remembered,
Remembered till the God's own country dies.
A woman of belief,
A woman of will power,
A woman who will never be dead,
Even after her mortality ends.
There was once a woman of steel,
True to her belief,
True to her land,
Whom they called Gauriamma.
A Tribute to one of the unsung heroes in The Indian History, Gauri Amma (14/7/19 - 11/5/21).