6 Mar 2010

Time Travel

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 8; the eighth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

“Yes, I love you too,” she said finally.
We met for the first time, three years hence. Before I could realize, I was in love. We had so much in common afterall.
Then came the shocker. She was already committed.
However, I somehow knew, even she’s fond of me. Hence, I had to give it a try.
Like Alchemist’s Santiago, even I had to travel far, to get my treasure.
And I had to get it before anyone else could.
The difference was; I travelled back in time.

Now please don't accuse me of getting off by writing a mini-post in this Blog-a-Ton too. I had to keep it short because continuing with the set tradition on this blog, this is a 88-Fiction on the occasion of my 88th post.

Here are the predecessors - 55th, 66th and 77th.

And yeah, thanks for noticing, this is my first sci-fi romantic story. I hope it does better than Harman-Priyanka starrer Love Story 2050. Oh! You haven't even heard its name. I don't blame you friends.

Well, writing a disclaimer here will be stupid as it's just a science fiction. But maybe it is someone's fantacy. Keep guessing!

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Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

aaaila....did he just beat SRK for being the most romantic lover ever...time travel to get her...ossum!!!

Vipul Grover said...

haha.. well i made a mistake.. I should hav writtn SRK instead of Santiago.. Aftrall it's his favourite role to snatch someone else's love :)

Saurabh Panshikar said...

lol @ above

I feel like this is from the Harry Potter book - Prisoner of Azkaban.

It too involves time travel and complications!

All the best

Mahesh Kalaal said...

And i wonder will he come back to the present with her or prefers to stay there abandoning the time machine...
well crafted one :)

Anonymous said...

haha :) that was a good one Vipul :) 88 words!! cool!

Parth J Dave said...

Woah! Nice one! You've made an effective and creative use of the topic.. Cool stuff!

By the way, the 88-Fiction post is such an innovative concept. What an Idea, Vipul!

Chetan said...

good one

Mehak said...

great post! :)

Chanz said...


And i really like your concept of 66, 77 and now 88 fiction.. Maybe I would steal this steal from you.. Its just that I havent tried the famous 55 fictiona as yet... :(

Rachana Shakyawar said...

@ Vipul

88 seems lucky to u!

~ You are really good in Romantic stories! Last time too i enjoyed every bit of it...but why just 88..let it be 888 or 8888...i wanna read it all!

Keep the spark Alive..

Tavish Chadha said...

congo for the 88th post!... nice little story u had over there marshal... its was nice and sweet... was hoping it can go longer... but then u can come up with time travel 2.0 and then time travel 3.0 and may be make a series out of it!! Then may be one day u can name this blog Time travel!! well that was a time travel comment....


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Neha said...

nice one..and thank god you didn't mention SRK here..I don't like him u see :P

next one will be 99er..uske baad ginti aati hai na Marshal?

Vipul Grover said...

@Saurabh.. Haha.. Thts the only harry potter movie, i saw in theatre. Maybe it lft its influence :p

@Mahesh.. Interesting question buddy.. Let me ponder ;)

@Ash.. U like sci-fi's right, ms.techie :p

@Parth.. Hey welcome to the blog buddy. Thnx 4 appeciating the post and indeed I love this concept of flash fictions.

@Chetan.. Thnx :)

Vipul Grover said...

@Mehak.. Thnx a lot :)

@Chanz.. Ye, ye, try it.. It is so much fun.. nd wn u ty, mail me the link 4 sure :)

@Rachana.. oh.. um just a fake romantic story writer.. um pretty boring othrwise :p
Well as long as I have readers like you, I'll keep dishing these stories.. bt yeah writing a flash fiction is in itself a challenge. So 88 or 888 or 8888 wrds hav thr own space :)

@Tavish.. Thnx buddy.. yeah sure, might not post, will mail u the nxt parts nd thn will take ur test too.. Be prepared :p

@Neha.. ye 99 and thn 111 nd so on..
um not tht bad at maths :p

Pankaja said...

wow cool concept ...to travel back to get her...thats the catch.......but do guys really do that ...is the question, may be one out of 88 ;)

Saro said...

If it's under 50 words, i just found out today, it can be a minisaga, so no, it's not an under achievement!

Nice one, if only more women could incite men to travel.. through time, through traffic, through everything!

Nethra said...

Now I know your fantasy. :P
Well many would have wished for the same, right?
Nice post! :)

- The Virgin Author! said...

Sir jee, tusi great ho! :P Ha ha. Very well written. Loved it! Very well thought, Marshal. Thank you for organizing BATOM!

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Aneet said...

Thnks for letting me know about the link thing. Didn't think about that one! Luckily I have you to point out my folly!

swayambhu said...

wish i cud do the same.....travel back 7-8 years!!!! well written post!!!!

Tangerine said...


definetly DEFINITELY better than that lame bollywood flick!

No comparison there.

Sureindran said...

A good love story, in 88 words. Congrats!

Leo said...

88 Fiction is it? :) It was really nice Vipul.. :) Sci-fi Romance :D

Best Wishes..

Mural! said...

don't worry your story can definitely do better than 2050 :D

Karthik said...

Did you just make me read the shortest love story in the world? I think so. ;)
Amazing, Vipul!

Harsha Chittar said...

micro stories always fascinates me, you have done a good job with this one :)

Vipul Grover said...

@Pankaja.. haha, surely not even one out of 88 million.. but yeah many must b fantacising about it :)

@Saro.. lol.. who told u women cant incite??
only they cn :p

@Nethra.. My Fantacy??
No no, i said it's sum1's :p
bingo, it mst b a story of many poor guys (like me :p)

@TVA aka Arjit.. My pleasure buddy.. welcome to blog-a-ton :)

Vipul Grover said...

@Aneet.. ummmmm.. my duty!

@Swayambhu.. now thts too lengthy a time.. lets c if i cn create tht durable time machine for u :p

@Tangerine.. Hey girlie, nice 2 c u.. haha, thnx for giving me better ratings than it :p

@Sureindran.. thnx buddy :)

Vipul Grover said...

@Leo.. hey, thnx thr.. yup, now nxt in line is 99 Fiction :)

@Murali.. haha.. thnx 4 assurance :)

@Karthik.. Nopes, if you want even shorter, read this - The Four Seasons - My first 55er :)
thnx 4 the appreciation buddy.. cuming frm quality blogger like u, feels good :)

@Harsha.. Thnx buddy.. even um hooked to this form of writing :)

Raksha Raman said...

Hey Vipul! What is it with 88-er, 88th Post and 8th BATOM? Did Dhongibaba by any chance tell you on FB that 8 is your lucky number :P LOL! That's a lot of 8s there! ;)

On a serious note, short and sweet :)Love stories normally tend to get lengthy and boring because of the 'sweet nothings' but this one is sure refreshing :)

Vivek said...

ROFL..yes your 88th post was an interesting one and it will surely do better than Love Story 2050. I liked it :)

Prashant said...

Yeah.. Sometimes i wish i could, turn back time!

Nice post.

The Fool said...

Short and sweet like the storied of Kahlil Gibran.

Vipul Grover said...

@Raksha.. haha.. U R FUNNY :p
yup yup dhongibaba only told me tht.. u seem to know him well :p
nd yeah thnx for tht 'serious not'.. keep returning :)

@Vivek.. lol.. thnx for keeping it above 2050 :)

@Prashant.. Yup, we all wish at sum point of time buddy :)

@The Fool.. OMG.. what a comparison. thnx so mch :)

Anonymous said...

True but I also like your cupid tales :D Write more cupid tales!!!

Anonymous said...

You sure find innovative ways to post...:))

Makk said...

Heyy Marshal

As soon as I come here and I smile.

Your ever ending smiling face here.
made me do so.


dont worry...your writings are equally gr8888888.

Keep it up Santiago

Vipul Grover said...

@Ash.. Arre i was talking about my story only.. this one.. a mix of my cupid tales nd ur sci-fis :p

@dilontherocks.. yup, dont want to be get bored, nor want othrs to get bored :)

@Makk.. lol, yeah ever ending indeed.. thnx for tht nice cmmnt.. keep rtrning nd smiling :)

Vinay Sharma said...

smart praise for short write :) .. i am assuming you are one of the driving forces of Blog-A-Ton ! .. is it? ..

.. don like ur sig though :P

Blogger said...

88 words - a new concept ?;) Well , i felt it as filmy , kinda bolloywood stories you know , but very well written ! All the best :)

BrownPhantom said...

Simply loved it Bro.
I am sure, many can identify with it :).
Great work.

Vipul Grover said...

@Vinay.. Hey welcome to this blog, buddy.. well, technically all those blogatonics who actively participate in the evnt r its driving force bt yeah um the medium :)
thnx 4 d praise :)
WARNING : dont dare say a wrd about my sign (i hop thts wat u meant by sig).. i luv it :p

@Blogger.. haha.. it is filmy indeed.. bt v all r filmy, na :p
well, it hs a deeper meaning buddy, js reflects human fantacies, nothing to do with reality..
nd yeah welcome to this blog nd thnx 4 appreciating :)

@Prashant aka BP.. Hey, nice to c u bro.. yeah, i agree, it cn b a story of many wishful hearts :)

☆Tharangni☆ said...

WoW!! This is really nice! and totally new!! loved it!!! :)

Vipul Grover said...

Hey thnx tharangni for dropping by nd appreciating this post :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Nicely done!

Rajendra Raikwar said...

good one

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