Tag: Alternate History

Brahma’s Missile – part 8

7 Bhadrapada, 1867, Hindu solar calendar Abilasha turned on the radio. “Hurry, Rama, Ambassador Ghandi will be delivering his speech soon.” Dayaram sat down on the divan next to her and handed her a cup of tea. “He will do…

Brahma’s Missile – part 7

5 Sravana, 1867, Hindu solar calendar “Mr. President? Please hold for the Rani.” Dayaram handed the phone to Abilasha. “Good luck.” She took the phone. “Greetings, Mr. Truman.” “I appreciate you taking this call.” “What do you require this day?”…

Brahma’s Missile – part 6

5 Jyaistha, 1867, Hindu solar calendar Abilasha watched the footage of the Smiling Buddha tests in horrified fascination. Dayaram sat between her and Dr. Raja Ramanna. The eminent, middle-aged scientist was somber as they watched the footage. It ran from…

Brahma’s Missile – Part 5

27 Phalguna, 1866, Hindu solar calendar Dayaram entered the office cautiously, carrying the breakfast tray he’d intercepted from the maid. There was no sense in anyone else being yelled at. The room was quiet, the curtains still drawn. Abilasha was…

Brahma’s Missile – Part 4

28 Phalguna, 1866, Hindu solar calendar Abilasha paced the floor in agitation, a newspaper clutched in her hand. She muttered, “Of all the wasteful things to do …” Padmavati watched her compassionately. “My 83 years of life have shown me…

Brahma’s Missile – Part 3

29 Margasirsha, 1863, Hindu solar calendar Roosevelt used his wheelchair until they were at the entrance to the Rani’s apartment, and then he stood and took his cane. He said to his aide, “It’s a good sign that she’s called…

Brahma’s Missile – Part 1

Brahma blinked. As his eyes closed, the world was destroyed. As his eyes opened, it was created. Confused, he rubbed the last of the dust out of his eyes, careful not to blink again. Shiva stumbled mid-step in his dance…