Intruders #FridayFotoFiction



Mount Kailash was meant to be a safe haven, an uninhabited place where no man would venture.

“Whoosh” and I wake up with a jolt. At a distance I can see a huge ball of fire.

I stand astounded.

What brought it here?

After some days the place is occupied by the remains of a humongous metal object. It appears familiar but I cannot make much out of it as we can merely see its dilapidated remains.

I often sit there gazing at the stars and wondering what brought it to these unconquered terrains.

Now, we fear for the possibility that the humans might arrive.

The thought makes me shudder.

I have loved these tranquil terrains which were left unscathed by them unlike anything else on this planet.

We have been living blissfully on the apex of this mystical mountain for years.

Is it time to fly to another planet?


(150 words)



(Mount Kailash is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva.  Very few people have trekked to the top of Mount Kailash out of veneration for Lord Shiva and also owing to the difficult terrain. There are numerous theories around Mount Kailash and there have been reports that state that there have been sightings of UFO and that there is extraterrestrial life there. There are so many mysteries that the colossal Himalayan range engulfs.)

About Meha Sharma

Dreamer,Writer,Mother,Fauji wife...all while striving to overcome something called 'Procrastination' :) I dabble in writing and write for @huffpostindia, @womensweb , @mycity4kids. I worked as a Business Analyst in an elite IT firm and as a professor in management colleges. Having earned an MBA degree in Human Resource Management and an MA degree in English Literature, I now pass on my wisdom to management students. To keep my sanity while striving to be a 'decent' mom to my ever inquisitive daughter, I tell myself, what Winnie the Pooh says,"My favourite day is today" :)
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19 Responses to Intruders #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Ravi S says:

    Does the place exist? Is it in himalayas?

  2. sukrisblog says:

    So we have indeed become an intruder in our own planet …destroying it little by little. Hmm so there lies the future.. wonderful take on the prompt.

  3. rashimital says:

    Oh yes. You’re right. Mount Kailash is super mysterious. When my mom. went to Mansarovar i had googled a lot about Mt. Kailash and couldn’t help but wonder about so many things attached to and said about it. It would be so so thrilling to know what exists there. Loved your story, Meha. Pulled me into loads of memories and a picture of what-if together. I didn’t about UFO sightings there, but what if…

    • Meha Sharma says:

      Yes, it is intriguing to say the least. Your mom went to Mansarovar? Wow, she must have had an experience of lifetime. Thank you for writing in Rashi. I loved your story thoroughly 😊

      • rashimital says:

        Yeah she did some 8 years back. Oh she had an splendid experience. Both in terms of spiritual and natural beauty. Thanks for encouraging me much, Meha. 🙂

  4. What has been and what could be. Beautifully mysterious, Meha.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  5. Yes, I have read about Mount Kailash. Also about those very few who had climbed it, later, they regretted doing it. I think this could be one of the unsolved mysteries. The story was precise and well written.

  6. Lavanya says:

    Wow, Meha. You mixed alien life, mythology and about of place plane to give us an unexpected tale. Nicely done! On a different note, there is a common superstition that Mahaavatar Babaji is still there to be close to the lord.

  7. Tina Basu says:

    Mt. Kailash is quite a spooy place – supposed to have had many UFO sightings too! This is great Meha mythology, sci-fi all together. Thanks for participating in #FridayFotoFiction

  8. Kudos for venturing out into a new genre. Well done, Meha!

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