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Mrinali Arora

Drama Fantasy


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Mrinali Arora

Drama Fantasy


Paradise Abode

Paradise Abode

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Somewhere in the universe, on a tiny planet, Kavya woke up to the sight of monochromatic colours. She was in an oval-shaped room, about 3 feet (0.91 m) wide with safety equipment at the opposite end. This was her home. Orphaned at 12, Life for her was iniquitous. Kavya belonged to a cult that didn’t justify her likes and personality. She had always felt like an outsider. She had turned 16 last night and finally the deciding day had approached. On this day people in this universe are sorted into the cults they belong to.


There were 4 cults; The Galacticians which was Kavya’s faction. This cult looked after building and construction, the Mnemonics who were preachers and advisors for all the other cults, The Edutopist who were teachers and finally the Visionaries who were protectors and warriors of the universe. The deciding day was a day when Kavya and other 16-year-olds would be given a choice by their cult to stay with them or leave them to join another cult.


The train halted at the Nuremberg station and a brick wall with a tiny gate at a higher level dangled in mid-air. It was protecting the Cults cove. Rarely people were brave enough to climb the wall and open the gate, but Kavya was not an ordinary girl. Climbing the wall quickly and pushing the somewhat sturdy metal gate aside, Kavya entered the haven of her cult. It was a deciding room. The room was a lobby of a mighty ship. Different from what she had visualized. It was named 'Galactica'. Just when Kavya could hold her breath, fire engulfed the lobby. Wrangled and torn up in flames, with its end slowly sinking into the ocean that surrounded the ship, she was trapped. The shiny chrome exterior was dulled as pieces of the ship fell and cracked off to show fires raging from within, completely blocking view and most likely exterminating any survivors. Chunks of metal, machinery, wires, even some empty rooms, descended right down into the water. 

She had to search for an escape route. Putting on a heavy oxygen tank lying beside her and donning a dark grey, skin-tight suit which was hung on a nearby wall, she dived. Upon gaining her vision, she saw what only could be described as a massive underwater forest with a labyrinth of sand and rock consorting to join with each other like tress, and a million different corals, plants and algae of every shape and size dotting their spongy surfaces.


Her cult had decided to abandon her. The time she entered the deciding room, her cult leaders knew she didn’t belong to the faction she was born in. As a result they staged a simulation and sent her to another faction home. The underwater Labyrinth belonged to a cult called the ‘Visionaries’. Since childhood Kavya had dreams of being with the 'Visionaries' and when she entered the Galactica on the deciding day all her wishes were granted.


She was greeted by a scar-faced, tall and slender man named Minoh. He was the 'Visionaries' cult leader. For the next 3 months Kavya underwent training in handling weapons and going on missions to save the universe from extinction. She finally was free. She felt she belonged with the 'Visionaries'. Ultimately she realized she was a revolutionary, born to save the world. The future however was planning to put her to test. Would she survive to save the world? Only time could tell.



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