As the sun rises on 3018 the premier leaders (all female) of 180 planets of the universe congregate at Sayuri Jima off erstwhile Japan. While they bask in the first rays of the dawning sun they plan to resolve the ever so famous disputes of the Domestic goddesses. It is often also referred to as the Expedition Terra Pura. The representatives of each party are making perfect valid points while the universal congress all try to patiently listen on. The matter at hand is simple; the warriors of Claro had been chosen to protect the universe from impurities and were the fore runners of Expedition Terra Pura.
The mission was not for the faint hearted. All inhabited planets were to be scanned and sterilized of any impurities that may cause harm to the living beings present on it. The warriors would be sponsored for their acts and also duly rewarded for their actions. Meetings were held, Teams assigned to various planets and a mission plan was set. But the Claro, true to their kind, repetitively missed milestones. At times they even self assigned a proxy team to fulfill their duties. But alas, as usual the Expedition rarely saw a fruitful end. The Planets now lacked the needed upkeep and failed on most sanitary checklists. The universal committee of domestic goddesses was in an uproar. This had to end! If need be a special ceremony would be performed to please the Claro gods. Terra was not Pura and that was just not working out. Despite continuous efforts changing of schedules and reassignment of planets hardly any alliances seemed to be in sync. Every time the matter was brought up earlier it could never be discussed peacefully. There was screaming, shouting, and the blame game never ended. In the last congress a proposal had been put forward to increase the funds assigned to the Claro Warriors, but that too saw no positive result. It was turning into an intergalactic catastrophe. The genteel discussions had turned into a mudslinging yelling match. Many universal leaders were now on the verge of declaring war on the Claro. But the Claro Warriors just looked everyone smug in the eye and didn’t budge. They knew that the planets depended on their kind to fulfill these missions and they were not going to bow down to any authority. Helpless and fed up part of the congress now proposed to try to send their own teams on Expedition Terra Pura. This new change in attitude didn’t go to well with the Claro and a sense of madness started arising from their stands. Suddenly! A bright flash lit up the entire congress, and that’s when I woke up.
It was still 2018. My maid was still missing and this, was perhaps the hundredth time in the past six months that my house had missed it’s much needed cleaning. Tired of the repeat absences I was obsessed with finding a new housekeeper or just getting used to doing it all myself. If nothing else my few years abroad had at the least left me with great cleaning, mopping and laundry skills. This constant buzzing in my brain has taken over most of my thoughts much so that my Sci- Fi loving brain was dreaming of a planet of maids that too did not keep up to their promises in the distant future. Sigh! I pray for every woman that needs to deal with a busy life and the added duties of maintaining their households. I’m willing to give this in writing; even if we women do take over the universe, our households help will still be making us cry.
I’d like to thank Pooja Jha for introducing me. Read her post for this blog party here about-pooja
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31 thoughts on “Happy New Year 3018 – Women take on the universe”
What an interesting way to present an age old problem that women continue to battle with. yes each day is a challenge for the women of the species.
Glad you liked it Maa. It’s always nice to share my writing with you.
Thoroughly Enjoyed. A sci-fi movie can be tried at.
? thank you for your kind words.
A vivid and colourful description. Cacophony amongst nations expected to remain, regardless of whether women or men rule. Upkeep and sanitation continue to be bad even in dreams Again, the warriors presumably represent the masculine gender and the planet of domestic helpers is populated by the feminine gender. Isn’t this type casting?
It proves that we are yet to break out from the shackles, even in imagination. Even in 2018, the situation is changing and this change is with and brought about by the younger generation. I pray that this Gen next brings about a strong sense of community integration for the planet to survive and belie the doomsday predictions of the current power hungry leaders.
Loved the article.. and even more your take on it and the eye for detail.
Thank you so much for your kind words
Hahaa..loved reading that one.. especially the climax part?..keep writing..you are awesome ✌️
Thanx Nimmy. I wrote what I felt.
Neat combination of sci-fi, myrhology, and good ole griping about domestic chores.The blogger certainly has an unusual imagination.
Thank you. I just write whatever my mind brings to me. I’m glad you liked it.
Wooow…I have no words….you write so beautifully!! ???
Thanx Shruti. Can’t wait to sample you writing as well.
Hahaha this was fun. The Claro are so much needed in our life to make our Terra Pura. My whole life revolves around it and I dont see much changing in 1000 years too.
Thanks for joining us in this #WomensDayBlogparty
Thank you so much for having me. And I’m glad people are liking my writing style. My audience has grown many fold thanks to you.
So so true… We can be warriors and superhumans, but when it comes to our domestic help, we are wimps. It’s the reality of 2018 and will be the same thing in 3018 too.
I hope and pray everyday that a miracle will happen and our maid voes will end. Glad you liked it
Ha ha.. hinna loved your writing skills and the climax couldn’t have been better..
?? chalo glad people are relating to it. Thank you for reading through.
Haanji! Thank you for giving me the opportunity #womensdayblogparty
Domestic help, can’t live with them also never without them. Throughly enjoyed.
Glad you enjoyed my post. Lets keep writing and sharing
Haha…behind every successful woman is a reliable house help!
Thanks for joining in on our #WomensDayBlogParty
Hahaha sach likha hai! thank you for giving us this amazing opportunity. Would love to keep at it.
Hahaha!! This is fantastic. We all dream about efficiency and sufficiency in the domestic systems. Loved the way you have presented it. Good one!
Thank you Surbhi for seconding what I feel. To a lot of people or maid related problems seem trivial, but we make all else seem smooth because we tackle the maid front so well.
Ha ha ha what an interesting twist to narrative . … Thank you for the lovely read and major props to.your thinking hat for pulling this one out. If they want a vote for choosing the winner … You have mine. Cheers
Thank you for your kind words Romila! I loved your letter to your younger self! i could relate to so much it. Keep writing. I loved your work.
What an imagination, amazingly penned and awesome climax. Loved the colourful combination of words and battle continues forever.
Loved your writing and take on future.
Thank you! this inspires me to keep at it