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Science Fiction Romance Fantasy

The Universe and its verities is so diverse that it leaves human beings to wallow in awe. Everything that happens seems to be a mystery that to unravel neccesitates a great deal of mental framework and cognitive power. Has it ever been to your sense of analysis that this diverse nature of the universe is the principal reason life so happen the way it does? Well! Worry not, if you find yourself being steered so fast by this.

Think about why someone would want to be remembered after his life on this earthly world. A great deal of sense can only hit your brow when you begin to attach meaning even to the minute denizens of the earth. Far away into the other world, wondering like a cricket whose only world has been dwindled by other creatures quite condescending than itself, two questions seem to be the order of it all. Am I remembered? Perhaps yes! Or maybe I am not remembered at all. Gosh! This really sucks, isn't it? It is obvious as humans we are bound to wonder and sometimes we wonder until despair become the sequence of the day. But we can remedy this if only we could repudiate what we don't comprehend.

However, all hope seem not to have been lost, perchance if I could voyage back to my past and rectify some few things. But then, yes! This is my future now, Oh God future why? Well aware that my key motive on earth was to boost a sturdy legacy, a legacy that would inspire, transform and awaken multitudes over multitudes. A legacy that would traverse generations upon generations. A legacy that would unify nations. But yet they didn't care, neither did they remember I existed. What a life? Oh no it's no longer life.

This new world is so odd and I am lonely and lowly, just like that broken-winged bird whose flight is strenuous. The panaroma so strange and everywhere foggy, where am I? Asks my self. Worry not! "You are in the future."answered my self.

"But why is my future so unpleasant and puzzling?" Another question pops.

"Because you didn't build a profound legacy." answered my very own self again.

A lot of sentimental and irrevocable questions emanate everytime I recollect the sad fact that no one remembers me.

Scanning back into that past world. A world that is lacking in every dimension. A world full with racial prejudice and injustice. A world terrorised by war and human trafficking. A world where economic imbalance is discerned as development. Yes! and yes! that world is lacking a whole lot.

Come to think of it, it would make more sense that with all these negative forces enshrouding the human existence, erecting that legacy shouldn't be so arduous. But here I am, no body cares about my exertions, no body seem to recall how I single-handedly brawled the aged-long existing inequality between men and women. Everyones' perspective of reality is so based on the forces of gross materialism that they hardly acknowledge someone elses' contribution.

Abasement and estrangement is like their daily snack. For not remembering me, they have impoverished themselves, vanity upon vanity. But how come some people left a remarkable legacy? The likes of Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Stephen Hawkins, even in his devastating condition, he revolutionised the world and inspired many. Talking about Albert Einstein?? Oh no! That is another topic for another day. Could it be that they were genius and maybe I'm not? But yes, I vividly remember, I put in all my best, all the years of spending sleepless nights, all the tension of divorce and shaky marriage just because I couldn't give my spouse enough attention. But yet no body remembers me. Maybe I didn't work so hard? But yes! I put in all my best.

My heart haemorrhage and my pulses are tensed by inextinguishable fire of disappointments and regrets. The pain is too deep, not even the greatest psychologists across the nine continents would ever fathom and foster remedy to it.

Every morn and every eve that passes, every dawn and every dusk that passes, yet no breeze of hope has ever blown with any. But will I continue to wallow aimlessly in pain for eternity? I guess I just have to accept and admit what reality had to impose on innocent me. If I had a second chance or a pardon, I would travel back to my past and change a lot about what people believe to be reality. Maybe I would be indirectly building that remarkable legacy.

I would never work to build a legacy anymore but I would rather work, put an end to all the misbeliefs and the misconceptions that has misled humanity for centuries. Could be in a religious point of view, could be in commerce and business, politics and governance, agriculture, could be in education, entertainment or even in literature.

I'm pretty sure, there were and there are people who built strong legacy with just a pen and a paper. They would shut themselves up in that lonely quiet room and with a cup of coffee on their table begin to fill down those papers. As simple as it sounds, they were able to emerge outstandingly and were able to secure all these numerous and astonishing achievements not because it was the sole reason they could write but perhaps it was their ardent desire and will to contribute to human civilization by their writ piece. This is the power of true literature. God Almighty, vouchsafed unto us different and unique skills. I'd find one to perfect if at all I'm given a second chance to travel back to my past.

"What could that be?" Asks my self, I think I loved soccer, oh yes maybe soccer will do for me. But how many people out there are into soccer? And what legacy have they been able to build? Well! This shouldn't discourage me because I'd rather try and fail than fail to try. The dichotomy that has been created in the mind by the nature of our educational system is one major obstacle that I would fight if perchance I'm able to correct my past. The body is ready to do anything but it is quiet obvious the biggest paradox is right at the center of the mind.

In a nutshell, keeping all other factors constant, it is better to call a spade a spade. In as much as I selfishly worked toward building a remarkable legacy that no body remembered me for, I remain heartbroken by how unpredictable human race could be.



August 31, 2020 17:41

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Keerththan 😀
09:01 Sep 13, 2020

Nice concept and well written story. Would you mind reading my new one? Thanks.

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Mariam Mansuryan
07:25 Sep 08, 2020

Not much of a story but rather a flow of thought about the legacy we can leave. Very meditative and pleasant to read. I don't agree with those who say that you should simplify the vocabulary because your choice of words fits very well with the pensive tone you are trying to create. I would discuss the topic further, dive deeper into why people would ever need to leave a legacy. What is the point if whatever you shape the world into you are inevitable going to die, and you won't even know whether you're remembered or not. What's the poi...

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Ofo Anis
16:53 Sep 09, 2020

Thanks so much Mariam, I didn't just write to create a mere story, I wrote because I wanted to pass out some bit of a lesson. Thanks for noticing and my choice of vocabularies were all intended because I wanted that tone to come out so well. Thanks again.

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K V Chidambaram
17:26 Sep 07, 2020

Mind is in its place, you make the hell of heaven, heaven of hell. These great or as they say Mighty lines of Christopher Marlowe. Best Wishes

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Indra Hatpins
18:41 Sep 06, 2020

Hello, Ofo! I love philosophy. But I do agree with many of the other comments when they say that there is a missing plot, and thus the story is incomplete. Also, I would suggest the use of common vocabulary; not only would it be easier for the average reader, it would also add a connection between your characters and the readers. Hope you find this constructive. Cheers!

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Ofo Anis
17:28 Sep 07, 2020

Helps a lot, Thanks!

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Indra Hatpins
17:48 Sep 07, 2020

Please do check out my piece. Would mean a lot. Thanks!

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Ola Hotchpotch
02:20 Sep 03, 2020

What legacy did he build that would inspire,transform and awaken multitudes after multitudes? What legacy did he build that would traverse generations after generations?What legacy did he build that would unify nations! You write about a person who is probably not of this world. You write about a person who may have been a king or a queen just like 'Happy Prince'?Perhaps an old man who died young and is now out without a buddy and standing alone out of his own Kingdom, his own empire, the one for which he waged wars? Please make your story s...

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Ofo Anis
04:22 Sep 03, 2020

Thanks for that, I will surely adjust. It was a Sci-fi kind of a story though.

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Ola Hotchpotch
08:57 Sep 03, 2020

You are probably right since you wrote it. Enjoyed reading your story.

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Charles Stucker
00:44 Sep 03, 2020

Just as Karin, I did not find a story here. Whoever the unnamed person is, they spend the entire time either talking about the nature of fame, and their lack, or lamenting how they failed to achieve fame. Drop the first three paragraphs or condense them to one pithy sentence- for example, "The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.” Oscar Wilde. Then have the scene where the protagonist is in the future. You are partway there with the little interplay between self and future self. Gi...

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Ofo Anis
04:23 Sep 03, 2020

Wow! Thanks so much. I'm learning 😍

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Karin Venables
23:24 Sep 02, 2020

You could use this as the basis of a philosophy essay. I love the themes you have explored here. There are a couple of typo's in there, so read it through again in edit mode a couple of days from now. I think you should have the time to fix them up before it's accepted as a submission next Wednesday. Your vocabulary is excellent. I enjoyed this read.

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Ofo Anis
04:25 Sep 03, 2020

I will adjust and thanks for the compliments.

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C.J Dunstall
22:46 Sep 02, 2020

Wow! I love your story. It was AWESOME! -CJ

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C.J Dunstall
22:47 Sep 02, 2020

Do you mind reading some of my stories if you have the time?

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Ofo Anis
04:25 Sep 03, 2020

With all pleasure.

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22:58 Sep 01, 2020

Thank you for sparking joy in my heart!

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Ofo Anis
22:16 Sep 02, 2020

You're most welcome Sarah.

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The Cold Ice
04:04 Sep 08, 2020

Good story.Great job👍keep it up .Keep writing. Would you mind to read my story “The dragon warrior ?”

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Ofo Anis
16:54 Sep 09, 2020

Thanks so much for appreciating, Reading is one of my hobbies you know 😍.

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