Travel Beyond Horizon

Travel beyond horizon
Travel beyond horizon

Confined to the room eight by eight, I was lying in my bed pale and fragile. My freedom was snatched away by the expert doctor whose prescription included a week fixed in an isolated place. Pretty boring it was for a high-spirited person to freeze in a tiny square! My ambitions to travel in summer vacation were snubbed by seasonal flu.
I was waiting for the dull week to pass. And that was not too far.
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Seventh-day got me excited for the remaining holidays. Feeling energetic, I was ready and raring to go.

“Here’s a parcel for you!” My brother came running in.

With my name written in bold letters, the parcel was bigger than I had ever received. “Who could have sent this?”
Murmuring to myself, I opened the parcel with curiosity. A typed letter and a few smaller packets popped up. The letter read,” This is in response to your application no. XCZR 768095 dated May 12, 2016. You are one of the few luckiest people shortlisted by NASA to space travel for predetermined days. Now read it once again in bold;)”
Next, I was sitting in a spacecraft with twenty odd passengers. More than introducing ourselves, we were busy figuring out the criteria of selection by NASA. As the spacecraft waved goodbye to our planet Earth, the gravity pull was horribly reduced. Those without belts were flying in the cabin like birds with little control over their movements. Realising that we were in space, boundless excitement and confusion gripped us. But that was something we had been dying to experience.

Once recovered my calmness, I tried to check how space looked from space. I could see millions of stars, point stars, some of them having colours. Galaxies, yes, I noticed many galaxies but it was not possible to spot constellations. The miraculous visit to space was at the top of my Bucket List and it truly was an enriching experience.

“Sis!”
My brother was waking me up. To my astonishment, it was all dream. I was on earth and still not qualified by NASA for space travel! TV screen was displaying the last scene of ‘Interstellar‘.

I’ve written this post for the #Lufthansa in association with IndiBlogger.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. shravmusings says:

    Good one and super imagination

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    1. aditi says:

      Glad you liked it, Suha:)

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  2. Priyanka Naik says:

    Good one. You travelled to space through your dreams, and I through your post! 😬

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    1. aditi says:

      An incentive to write next post. Thanks for visiting:)

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  3. Gautam Raj says:

    I must say this is beautiful…

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  4. So creative and imaginative. I almost thought that this was an inspirational story but the twist really made me smile.

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    1. aditi says:

      Loved to hear from you:)

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  5. One of my favourite modes of travel – Space travel… Lovely 🙂

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  6. Sudip Saha says:

    Time and Space travel…a fascinating subject. Nice twist at the end.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for visiting:)

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  7. We have a space Traveller here! That was super imaginative Aditi..

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Sanjota:)

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  8. Prisha Basu says:

    Excellent write up. I found gold reading your blog content, many things I found here amaze me. Good work…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Glad you liked it.

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  9. eshachaks says:

    LOL😂😂 awesome

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    1. aditi says:

      😂😂

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