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Xanadian Mission

Dec 22, 2019

Xanadu Space Ship

"MISSION EARTH initiated. I repeat Mission Earth initiated!" was the loud announcement all over the space ship.

In the space ship, the commander in chief of the Xanadian force, Sir. Gamma Delton called for the daily stand up meeting.

"So Mr. Omega. What's the status? How are we with this mission?"

"So far so good sir. We would enter the Earth exactly in 3 months from now. They don't have the infantries or suitable weaponry to fight us back, so mostly they would surrender!"

"What are the chances to establish our territories at all the planned locations on Earth?"

source : here

"We have fair chances sir. This is the right time to occupy. They are fighting among themselves for many centuries now and in recent past, politicians are instilling more and more hatred in the earthlings!"

"Hope you have done good amount of research before you declare in such a final tone!"

"Yes sir! I heard that people are fighting over religion, the leaders fuelling the fight, many countries are in a retrogressive direction embracing fascism, aristocracy, initiating caste based, religion based segregation, baseless killings, imprisonment for having freedom of speech and much more!"

"But Earth is the best example for humanity! They survived world wars and calamities due to their human nature is what I heard!?"

"Indeed! But now with exponential rise in rage and hatred, they are vulnerable and are believing everything!"

"The plan is to first land in Delhi, India. There are CAA protests going on in the capital city, a weak moment which we can cash. It is easy to occupy."

"Can you brief me the plan!?"

"Very well. We would land in Delhi at PMO,  would initiate a meeting and get our treaty signed. We will give them one week time to discuss and decide!"

"Didn't their intelligence bureau detect our visit?"

"They cannot exactly detect us till we reach earth's atmosphere...even then till we are in the vicinity, it's not possible to detect because of our powerful invisible shield and our intense anti radar system and when we are at least 1000 Km from the capital city of India, we would notify the PMO about our landing. If they sign the treaty which they mostly would, we would have an amicable discussion, make Delhi our Head Quarters, start implementing our rule and establish colonies. Further plans I can brief when we reach Delhi Sir"

"What if they are not ready to sign the treaty?"

"They can't possibly think of entering a war and then winning it - their ammunition would be over in a day. I don't think they would be that foolish. If they resist we will also react. We don't want any killings. To avoid loss of life, we would use our mind control machine, Electro Neuro-Con and hypnotize the public to obey the new rule and proceed with our same plan of colony establishment!"

"Fine! Hope we are prepared for any kind of surprises, attacks, or disasters!"

"Don't worry sir. We have well trained soldiers. We are ready for any kind of mishaps!"

Days turned to months 


March 21, 2020

1500 Kms away from Earth,


Omega in a booming voice : "MISSION ABORT! I REPEAT! MISSION  EARTH ABORT!"

Every one assembled in the meeting room.

Sir Gamma: "What's wrong Omega? We would be landing in a day. What is the sudden obstruction?"

Omega: "Sir, there is a novel corona virus attack on earth. They are fighting the pandemic that started in Wuhan China, now cases are multiplying in India. It is named COVID 19 it seems!"

Gamma: "That is bad. How could we not detect this disastrous event before hand??"

Omega: "Like every one else we miscalculated Sir. Our Comms personnel here and also at Xanadu are even actively interacting with our ally, Planet Titan to report daily status of the Earth. Even Titanians  underestimated the impact of Corona. At present it is rapidly spreading through out the Earth and we have very less information about the virus as of now!"

Gamma: "So what to do?"

Omega: " We don't know how and whom the virus would infect sir. We can only abort the mission till picture is clear and then we devise a new strategy!"

So the mission got aborted and the soldiers traveled back to Xanadu, waiting for Corona to subside on the Earth...….

This cartoon circulated during COVID motivated me to write this post

Another witty yet sad cartoon which was shared after Ukraine war - shows how Aliens are shocked by turn of events on human land

PS: Xanadu means an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place. Wiki says -Xanadu is a metaphor for opulence or an idyllic place, based upon Coleridge's description of Shangdu in his poem Kubla Khan!

I imagined Xanadu to be a very happy, peaceful planet and Xanadians want to occupy Earth, use the resources here and implement their advance technologies in a mutually beneficial manner. There is a 1980 movie also titled Xanadu. I have no idea about it ๐Ÿ˜Š! Pardon my quick and lame experiment with fiction. 

Many bloggers inspired me to write this. Majorly the writings of these 4 favorite bloggers gave me this idea -- ๐Ÿ’ฅ Fiction Piesmoondustwriter.wordpress.com, hdhstory.net and planetpailly.com ๐Ÿ’ฅ

39 comments:

  1. A very successful trial Afshan.
    It's witty, felt like reading a story book Chandamaama (A monthly story book in Telugu which we used to read in our childhood). Good write up๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  2. This is brilliant Afshan! People fighting against each other is what can give any enemy an edge over a country/planet. Ah, freedom of speech, whatever it is! Wondering if Covid would be worse for people or Xanadu, or maybe people fighting with each other is actually the worst attack on humanity by inhumane nature of humans.

    Dropping by via A-Z challenge from https://momandideas.com

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    1. Ya ppl fighting with each other can make any kind of external attack easy! Wanted to mainly bring that point out. Thanks for reading Anu!

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  3. So Corona did something good too ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. @Tomichan: haha . :)


      @ladyleemanila: thanks

      @wendy: thank u

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  5. I enjoyed your SF tale. You must give us a next part too. About when they return at the end of the pandemic.

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  6. What a fun way to put a SciFi spin on today's earth.

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    1. @sonia: some how had to finish x ;) let pandemic once for all end...then would see if Xanadians come back. Haha :)


      @Live and Learn : Thanks for reading :)

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  7. Daily stand up meeting! You had me laughing there! Too much work on your mind, lol! The cartoons are so funny and you've done a good take on them! Xanadu - interesting, had no idea of the word. But on second thought, if I were on Xanadu and it's so idyllic and luxury filled I wouldn't lift an arm to go invade some other planet. I am simply going to name my sofa Xanadu and avoid some annoying work! And sigh, the human species will come to an end simply by man's doing.

    Read about an Indian navy led covert mission at Operation X, one that would make every Indian proud!

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    1. Lol ya for the lack of better words used it. It made me laugh too...don't kno where I heard or may be saw some one using it. Ya if i was in Xanadu I would hav forgotten about the neighbor house, let alone planet :) :) wish people wanna establish or expand their territories think the same. Thanks for ur time here Deepa :)

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    2. I meant about reading Xanadu some where! Also in last sentence- i wish people who wanna establish ...:)


      Pardon my clumsy typing!

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  8. How cute that you were inspired to write this by fellow bloggers! You did a great job with it!

    betty

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    1. Ya who ever wrote fiction and sci fi stuff inspired me.

      Thanks so much for reading

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  9. Very interesting. While reading this, I could hear the voices of Caprain Kirk and Mister Spock.

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    1. Haha possible...but is it star trek or star wars?? I watch none ร nd not even inclined to ๐Ÿ˜… The only movie i watched is independence day and read some books like doomsday conspiracy :)

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    2. It is Star Trek commanded by Captain Kirk.

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  10. Good job! Thoroughly enjoyed this post!! Good going on the atoz!!

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  11. That is a gripping story. Did you make this up? I'd like to read the rest.

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    1. Ya cooked up something to manage X. Rest?? Hehe. Never really thought of it...if something strikes some day...may b i will write :)

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  12. Sounding all too familiar! I too was hearing the voices of Captain Kirk and Spock. LOL. Love this!

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    1. @Archana: thanks for reading

      @Ada: ya possible...but i never watched star wars or star trek...i kno the roles but not sure in which they r actually. ๐Ÿ˜…Ya some how managing X was ambition. Lol

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  13. A good story Afshan. It's so believable in today's world with all these internal battles.
    Xanthic

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    1. Thanks Leslie. Your posts were also subconsciously running in my mind when I wrote this....:) Tx

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  14. I love this! It's like a modern take on The War of the Worlds, with our Earth germs saving the day. And if I played some part in inspiring this lovely story, then I'm glad. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Wish I saw war of worlds. Haha i actually thought if not Corona aliens would hav come and the unrest of earth and internal wars would end :) you did play a major part .. i was struggling with x then remembered that word. Funny part is i didn't kno it actually exists till i saw ur post. Happy coincidence that i chose same word.

      Thanks for reading

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  15. Fun read. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on your A to Z success, we are so close to the end...

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    1. Thanks . Wish I knew who this is. Congrats to u too..i cant visit ur blog as it is posted as Anonymous!

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  16. I rather wonder if aliens would be immune. Perhaps the virus is an alien attack.

    Xanadu, the movie, is not really worth your time. Xanadu, the movie soundtrack, is a great snipped of sound from the '80s. (I have a couple of old favorites from it.)

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    1. Ya Even that theory was discussed right for few days...that it probably could have been alien attack - i mean corona....anyway ya while searching Xanadu I came across that movie and wondered what it is. Thanks for your time here

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  17. Interesting take on what will happen if we fight among each other. Such mindless conflict will drag us (humans) to a state where we need to rely on a virus to survive!

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    1. Thanks for getting the message exactly like how i wanted to convey
      I am glad :)

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  18. That really seemed as if I were reading the first episode of an SCI-FI comic book. Absolutely Wonderful idea ๐Ÿ’ก...Superbly liked the idea ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ of Aliens trying to colonise India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ and then backing off due to Covid๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  19. What a wonderful web of words you wove here, Afshan! Aliens and Covid what a powerful and current combination. Good Job.

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  20. Oo this was very different from your usual posts! I absolutely loved it!!!! Great job!!!

    Hoping in from the A-Z community,
    Dream
    https://thedreamgirlwrites.wordpress.com/2022/04/01/anguish/

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  21. I love this kind of real fictions :)

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