I was walking around this abandoned school one day and stumbled upon an old newspaper neatly folded in fourths under an old desk.
The paper was in good shape so I went on and read. One story caught my attention. This is how it goes..
On a distant future, in the galaxy called Astronoma, an expedition was launched to scan the outer space for other life forms. The shuttle left the planet Nerio with high hopes of finding a planet they have longed believed to contain minimal, if not basic life form. A planet that was called Earth by its inhabitants.
The travelers’ technology was so advanced, it can scour a medium-sized galaxy in approximately 2 Nerian days.
After about 27 galaxies or so, they reached a greyish to black planet that seemed to contain highly inorganic chemicals. This uniqueness prodded the travelers to do an ocular inspection of the area, bring with them samples, etcetera.
The shuttle was penetrating through its thick and heavy atmosphere of dark gas. Suddenly, a thud was heard. The shuttle has just reached the top of a cliff. Equipped with impenetrable fluid steel suits, the team opened their shuttle to the new found land.
On their front lay endless acres of wasteland but not a sign of life. A safe slope led them to the low land. There, they saw what seemed to be ruins of structures built by someone or something. The team went on theorizing possibilities. They went on looking for signs of life but could not find any.
There were piles of smooth rocks which the team debated whether those were made or simply broken space wastes, finding its way in that small inhabitable planet.
Right side of the lowland was a mass of green goo, mostly inorganic, radiating across the land. That answered where that misty feel of the planet came from. It was glowing in the dim thick air.
Seeing enough, the team changed their mind and decided not to take samples anymore as their short expedition has led them to conclude how irrelevant the huge wasteland was.
As their research back in their own planet has led them to conclude that chemicals and materials could react and recreate without the aid of life and could take up form without intelligence, they have finally decided that life has never existed on that planet. The team was quickly wrapped up and went on to continue for their search of that Planet Earth, a journey that may never end for Earth has become beyond recognizable as an inhabited planet – forever.
Just as when I finished the story, a strong wind blew and tore the paper into pieces. Out went a story i could never forget.