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When time has a reverse gear....

Raghav Sam
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1975 Jan 1

It is about five in the morning. Father (I am not bothering with names) woke up with a start. Many years had passed since he had founded the orphanage.
He had named it "X-Orphanage", a rather funny name. But looking back ,everything about his life seemed funny now. Hearing some noise outside, Father decided to have a look.

A child lay there in front of the orphanage. It was a girl. Seeing her abandoned like this in the cold morning ,Father felt a sense of anger for the the merciless being who had thrown her away like this. He took her in his arms. He would raise her like his own child.

17 Years Later

The girl has grown up now. She is now staying in a hostel. She meets a man and falls in love with him. She gets pregnant. The man disappears. She is thrown out of the Hostel.
Father comes and takes her back to the orphanage. She gives birth to a girl but the baby is mysteriously stolen. Unable to bear all this, the Father commits suicide.

Due to some problems concerning the delivery, the girl went to see a Doctor. The doctor having examined her ,said with a sad expression on his face, "Adrenalo Sytosis, a serious case of hormone imbalance". An operation was performed in which the doctor had to change the sex of the patient.
The girl was now transformed to a man.

The man was very depressed because he had lost his child, the father had committed suicide, his lover had betrayed him , he had to change sex and so on. He eventually took to drinking.

One day he saw that a new bar had opened in his locality. The name of the bar was 'Sangeetha Bar'. He went inside. There he saw a bearded man.
The bearded man told him that he had a Time Machine and that he could take it. He accepted the gift from the bearded man. He decided to go to the past (to the year 1992)and started the Time Machine.!!!


The man arrives with the Time Machine in the year 1992.There he meets a girl (the same girl who has now become the man) and falls in love with her. The girl gets pregnant. The man, unwilling to marry her ,leaves the town. He goes to another city, earns some money and come backs to the city where the girl lives. He wants to conceal his identity ,so he has grown a
He starts a bar named 'Sangeetha Bar'. When he was sitting in the bar , a man comes (the same man who was earlier the girl). He gives the Time machine to the man. The man starts the Time Machine and goes to the past.

Suddenly a man wearing a mask comes to the bar. He points a gun at the bearded man .He says that he has a Time Machine and he will take the bearded man to the past. Taking the bearded man with him, the masked man starts the Time Machine.

When they reach the past, the masked man gives the Time Machine to the bearded man and runs away. The bearded man finds himself in front of X-Orphanage. He goes inside and finds a woman (the same woman who later becomes the man) lying there with her new born baby. It is a girl. He takes the girl and starts the Time Machine to go to the past (to the year 1975).

1975 Jan 1

The bearded man arrives with the girl. He leaves her in front of X-Orphanage. He joins a college, studies hard and becomes a doctor. One day a woman was brought to the hospital. He examines her and finds that it is a serious case of 'Adrenalo Sytosis'. He performs an operation in which he changes her sex. He then starts the Time Machine and goes to the past.

He arrives at a time of great famine and suffering .Seeing all this, he decides to become a priest and to serve the people. He starts an orphanage and names it 'X-Orphanage'.

One day(1975 Jan 1), he finds a girl lying in front of the orphanage. He takes her and brings her up like his own child.

One day he hears that the girl is pregnant and is thrown out of the hostel. He brings her back to X-Orphanage. She gives birth to a girl.

The Father wants to go to the future. He wears a mask, takes a gun and starts the Time Machine. He reaches in front of 'Sangeetha Bar'. He goes inside and forces the bearded man to travel along with him to the past.

Reaching the past, he feels guilty about forcing the bearded man to come with him. He gives the Time Machine to the bearded man and runs away.

When he returns, he hears the sad news that the baby is stolen.
Unable to bear the sorrow ,he commits suicide.


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Vijaypal Singh
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Did you create that??

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Shalini Chandel
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What a confusion

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Jeroen Wenting
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good read. Interesting time paradox as well

Jim Yingst

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Seems to be very heavily based on Robert Heinlein's "All You Zombies", with a few details changed. Seems like Heinlein deserves a credit here...
[ June 27, 2005: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Seems to be very heavily based on Robert Heinlein's "All You Zombies", with a few details changed.

Yes, it's essentially Clif's Notes for "All You Zombies."

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Steven Bell
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It seems like the guy/gal should have figured some of it out as he/she got older. Considering he/she was left on the steps of X-Orphanage, left a girl on the steps of X-Orphanage and found a girl on the steps of X-Orphanage all in the same day. Not to mention he might have recognized himself a few times.
Joe Borderi
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I had trouble following it.... Do you have some UML for it?
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