Saved by the Twins: A Very Short Story

“The relationship between the twins is not going to change in a night’s time.”

“But it has to. We have to band them because in order to save the planet, we need them both working together,” the old scientist revealed.

“Why do you need both of them? They are now old women. They can barely walk and you want them to save the planet.”

“Nina and Gina, both have a powerful object with them. That is why they are the only one who could save a million inhabitants from certain demise. According to my team, the asteroid will enter the planet’s atmosphere tomorrow morning.”

“I don’t see how I could help. I was their friend long back, before the rift that tore them apart.”

“We have to bring them together. It is urgent. Can you tell me what happened with them?”

“I know of it just faintly. They were 20 then, when they fell in love with Sam. They both wanted him. But… and they drifted apart after Sam chose some one else altogether. The small battle had turned into a cold war.”

“I beg you… It is not for me, but for all of us.”

She agreed and it was nearly impossible to bring them together. But she was successful in the end, after explaining the complicated problem to them both. They both had obliged to help because their own lives were at stake as well.

In the early morning, they came to the observatory where they both produced their rings, sneering at each other. They banded the rings which produced an ethereal gold light which drifted ahead and covered, shielding the entire planet. They waited.

A little after noon, the news came that the asteroid deflected back to the space . They were all saved.

After their cheers to both the sisters who had saved their lives, the head scientist asked the two of them, “Whom did Sam marry then?”

They looked at him startled. “Sam was a horse,” they both barked.


* For Trifecta.


Our True Selves + Story of the Swamp Deer and Us

A different way of seeing yourself… Seeing yourself in a different light- it would definitely show you the inner-most feelings that you’re trying to hide even from yourself. You may not even identify the person you really are. And that is the path where we all fail in loving ourselves- the true ourselves.

I had heard a long time back,

In the days of childhood,

The story of a swamp deer,

Who adored his lovely antlers,

Sitting atop his head.

This was the personality of his,

He really really adored,

But couldn’t see his flexible legs,

Because they were ugly.

He had a false perception of himself,

Which just covered his beauty,

He could no more see his real power,

The power that his legs beheld.

Once going through the forest by the lake,

Admiring the shadow of his lovely antlers,

The swamp deer heard the loud call,

Of the vicious predator wolves.

The voice came from nearby,

And the deer knew this time is so wry,

He started to run away from the voice,

But till then the wolves had got his trail,

And now were now behind their prey.

The swamp deer started running away,

And soon it seemed he had lost the wolves,

All thanks to his long flexible legs,

That gave him the power of running so well.

The swamp deer took a deep breath of relief,

But still in order to save himself,

Made an incentive to hide in the long bushes.

As he entered the bushes, everything went loose,

For his beautiful antlers got stuck in the bushes.

He tried, struggled to get them free,

But there was nothing he could do.

All his struggles were in vain,

And all of a sudden again came the howl.

It seemed as if the prey has been found again,

The swamp deer tried to get himself free,

He struggled even more and more,

And now even cursed God for his beautiful antlers.

The rest of the story goes like as what you can imagine,

The legs at first saved the swamp deer,

But his beautiful antlers brought him death,

For he could not accept himself fully,

He couldn’t know his real power,

That resided in his legs.

Similar is the case of us all,

We get a perception, we love ourselves,

For the image we have of us in our minds,

But the powerful truth resides in our feelings,

Within us, hence, it is time for us to embrace “us”.