Friday, February 6, 2009

Contact - Part Deux

One such night, Xanthippe's parents got up because of the hue and cry, Xanthippe was creating. It was way past the retirement hour and concerned they rushed to the terrace. Xanthippe was shouting excitedly over something she had observed in the sky. She was too excited to speak for a while. They calmed her down with difficulty.

"Mom! You won't believe my probability stars today. A space window opened for exactly 10 seconds, i saw some weird creatures in that window. Mom, they were really peculiar. Oddly symmetric to say the least, they had a pair of legs, pair of arms, a pair of eyes and a pair of ears too!! Very much against the much-proved odd-organ evolution thesis dont you think Mom?" Xanthippe's mother looked indulgently at her precocious daughter. She took in her ruffled body hair, sleepless three eyes brimming with excitement, one central arm pointing in the general direction of the sky and smiled. "Come now Xanthippe dear, its very late girl. You must definitely have had a dream. I am sure ALIENS dont look so oddly symmetric!! Lets go back to sleep honey"

6 comments:

Parag Dighe said...

Whats all this?? Are you into SF now?

NikhilS said...

Yes I am into SHORT FICTION :P. Its just a short story Paddy :)

Parag Dighe said...

Well..did you write THAT? Seems quite dense to me :)

NikhilS said...

Yessir, I own the IP of this one :P

neoisoffline said...

A killer sci-fi in 4 para.. way to go :)

NikhilS said...

Thanks Neo! Glad you liked it :)