Diary of an Electron

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May 29, 2010

I don’t remember seeing my parents. I was told that I was born to a neutron in a nucleus. The only memory of my early childhood is of being thrown out of the nucleus. Someone said, “You don’t deserve to be here.” I was so shocked and depressed. How could they do this to me?

It’s true that nuclei have the greatest power in the world. Their energy can turn the world into ashes; but it doesn’t mean that they are free to treat anyone according to their whims and fancies. I too come from a respectable family .

October 4, 2010

This was the worst day in my life. I went for a ride with some of my friends. During our journey, we were thrown into a tunnel diode. I was crushed against a high energy wall in the diode. I didn’t have enough energy to jump the wall and get away. Suddenly, I felt giddy. I didn’t know what was happening! As I was passing through the wall, someone was yelling, “Oh my God! We can’t detect electron in the wall! We have lost her.” Then I heard another voice saying, “Don’t worry. We haven’t lost her. She will be found on the other side. If we can find her within the wall, it will be a breach in the law of conservation of energy!”
I was back to my senses when I was finally out. I moved away from the diode as fast as I could.

I don’t want to go there ever again.

When I told my friend about it, she said, “Baby, you were lucky. Some of my friends were forced to run at a speed that was close to speed of light. They gained a lot of weight. I never heard from them again. ”

June 9, 2012

I am stranded and moving in empty space. Space and time; do they have a beginning or end? Where will I go? I don’t know.....

October 12, 2014

I have opened my diary after so many days. There is nothing much to pen down except my nightmare.
One fine day, I found myself into a cage called as ground state of an atom. Since then, a horrific Coulomb force has been holding me like a slave and I have been running around this nucleus...... I am so helpless...

October 20, 2015

Something strange happened today. A prince, who is known as ‘photon’, came to me and took me out of my cage. I was so excited. The waves of the photon were dancing with enormous frequency. I too started dancing with the same frequency....like resonance. I could somehow break away from the cage and move out. But the prince had little energy and I couldn’t get far away. I was away for about a nano-second. I had been forced back to my cage and the prince was gone. Oh God! I wish the prince can come back with more vigour and free me......I am waiting.......desperately.
In my dreams, I have seen the same prince many times. But he never touched me. He used to whisper, “I belong to vacuum.”

September 2, 2016

Today I heard about positron again. I was so thrilled. I know that he is ‘the one’. I used to dream of him in the depths of my heart. I wish I could melt in his arms.
Few years ago, I heard someone admonishing me to keep myself away from him as it will lead to my death. But who cares? Is there a greater force than love? Isn’t it worth dying for your love?
Will I be able to meet him ever?

June 5, 2017

There are only two possibilities: yes or no.

December 12, 2017

Dear Mother,
I am glad that I could get hold of your diary and had a chance to know more about your life. I wish you were here to read this letter.
All these years, I believed in what people told me. They used to tell me that my desire to be born has led to death of you and father. I used to think that your death has cursed me since my birth; a curse of high energy. But now I know, it was not really so....

Yours truly,

Gamma Photon

About the Author: 
The author is a physicist working as a faculty.