Flash Fiction

The Remains #FridayFotoFiction

“Toona, look. What’s that?”

“Looks like a box. Let’s check it out, Moona.”


“This might be an airplane. Remember, we read about it in The Great Bookah?”

“Oh yeah, Toona. But, it looks suffocating. Complex. And, small.”


“But then humans were small beings a million years ago, isn’t it, Moona?”

“Small and stupid to destroy their planet. We’ve tried so hard to make this beautiful planet livable, again. That’s why the remnants of this airplane haven’t deteriorated with time.”


Toona and Moona were checking the crashed aircraft like a toy and decided to take it home.

A wrong experiment resulted in the end of the human species, giving birth to Mumans. A mutant species.

Mumans were a peaceful species and still growing in number. Here every mu-girl was born with her own real wings.





The mu-girls soared high in the sky with their new found treasure.

Word count – 149 words

This is my very first attempt at writing a story out of my comfort zone. And I owe this post to my awesome blogger friends Anagha @anagha_yatin, Lavanya @Lavmuses, and of course to Meha @MehaS1.

Where Anagha and Lavanya encouraged Meha to go for writing a sci-fi story in our twitter chat, the writer in me took the challenge. And here I am. With my first sci-fi story.

So, Meha, if someone like me, who never even dreamt of writing a sci-fi story, can write one, I’m sure you can pen down a much more gripping story. Your pen has the talent!

Plus, no matter what I write, which genre I write in, my every story will talk about women empowerment and the importance of girl education and thier freedom.

Linking this post to @Mayuri6  and @twinklingtina  for FridayFotoFiction


This post is also written as a part of the #AlexaTheIncredible campaign hosted by #womenbloggerwb. 

Author: rashi mital

A mother and a travel enthusiast, I love speed and am proud of my driving skills. In my free time I love reading, writing, and sometimes doing nothing. I try to live every moment and believe in living young despite the age.

31 Comments on “The Remains #FridayFotoFiction

    1. U don’t know how this means to me, Anagha. I have always admired your writing and wondered if I could ever write out of my comfort zone. TBH, M happy that I wrote one, irrespective of how it will turn out. And the credit goes to you, Lavanya, and Meha. If it hadn’t been that Twitter chat and you guys encouraging Meha, ‘The Remains’ would not have seen the light. Thanks tons my super buddy. You are one of the best things(persons, of course) Twitter has given me. Cheers to more!

  1. Wow! This was fantastic Rashi. Loved it? and I am so glad our twitter chat led you to pen this beautiful tale. Anagha deserves all the credit for this… Thank you for mentioning me and all the love. I am so glad we connected!!

    1. M glad too for connecting with u. Yes, Anagha deserves the credit, but you were the source. Had you not tweeted, Mumans wouldn’t have happened. I love your pen, Meha. It always has something different to offer. It’s a pleasure reading your work. 🙂

  2. I have been a SF fan for many years and women were so underrepresented in early SF. Kudos for you exiting your comfort zone. If Mumans call to you please write more!

    1. Thanks, Alana.. I always feel strongly for women and the way they are suppressed in reality and even in stories. Yeah, I think Mumans will come back to me. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. I don’t know whether to feel happy about the peace that seems to have descended on earth or to feel sorry for humankind that had met its end. That said, I totally loved the scenario you created and could quite imagine those two Mumans.

    1. I know, Tulika. But, it’s really sad how we are exploiting mother nature and taking everything it gives us for granted and m afraid if mankind doesn’t realize this soon, we might not have a future. Thanks much for dropping by and liking the story. 🙂

  4. Nice story ! I used to love sci-fi as a kid but outgrew it as an older adult. Perhaps you will too as you grow out of your comfort zone as you’ve done now. It doesn’t matter what the genre is, the writer in you will always write about themes close to your heart

    1. Thankyou so much Sunita. This was my first time and I quite enjoyed it too. Hope I continue to write out of my comfort zone, irrespective of the genre, and something close to my heart. Thanks much for stopping by:)

  5. I found this cute. The names were funny and Muman was the best ? Good first job! I have been a fan f Robin Cook growing up and reading your post I feel that it’s been long that I haven’t picked a sci-fi.

    1. Aww.. m so glad about it, Parul. Finding the story cute, is really something. I love the numerous interpretations one gets of the same story. 🙂 Thanks again.
      P.S.- IV not really read a sci-fi before. Prefer watching than reading. But now I wish to. Do recommend a good one for starters. 🙂

  6. A brilliant sci-fi .. congratulations for coming out of your comfort zone. And yes loved Toona and Moona too. Loved it. I’m sure Anagha is a great leader and motivator too even for me. Yet sci_fi still not my cup of tea..maybe someday I will too.:)

    1. Thanku so much, Sudha. 🙂 It was fun and gripping writing out of my comfort zone. Yes, Anagha and in fact, all of you are a great encouragement source 😉
      Well, as for sci-fi or any other genre, m sure we all will come to it someday. Keep writing, keep rocking. Thanks for stopping by, Sudha 🙂

    1. Thanku for the encouragement, Ishieta.. hopefully, yes. Just begun this flight, so let’s see how far I go. Thanks for being there. 🙂

    1. Wow! Minakshi that’s super.. thanks much.. even I didn’t see it this way.. u sure have eyes for everything positive. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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