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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Emergence: Section Four, Kathy; Collected Parts


Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-two, Childhood
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 22, Childhood
Chapters
01 Memory
02 Memories
03 Remembering
04 Knowledge
05 Knowing
06 Understanding
07 Expressing
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter One: Memory  
Pt. 22, Ch. 01
Kathy lived in two worlds; one, her senses; two, the larger world of memory. Memory spoke to her in word and vision.
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Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Two: Memories
Pt. 22, Ch. 02
There were hidden places within her, languages, no one spoke. There was love, and pain, and the promise of becoming.
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Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Three: Remembering
Pt. 22, Ch. 03
Memories came unbidden; and understanding from her ancestors, deciphering events, answering questions in an instant.
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Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Four: Knowledge  
Pt. 22, Ch. 04
The new was surreal to Kathy, like watching movies in a blurry, off-axis context; voices inside her, shaping events.
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Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Five: Knowing
Pt. 22, Ch. 05
Knowing came unbidden, filling her at quantum speed; the meanings of symbols, and of histories, filtered in no-time.
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Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Six: Understanding    
Pt. 22, Pt. 06
Comprehension came from outside time and space; trillions of points of light drawn into the concrescence of insight.
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Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Seven: Expressing

Pt. 22, Ch. 07
Kathy played, sang, spoke in her own voice, sensing the multitude guiding her fingers, brushes, pen, and her tongue.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-three, Prodigy
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 23, Prodigy
Chapters
01 A Funny Child
02 A Strange Child
03 A Frightening Child
04 Discipline
05 Conformity
06 Quietude
07 Other
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter One: A Funny Child  
Pt. 23, Ch. 01
Kathy loved jokes, even as an infant she picked up the punch lines. It was the first thing to mark her as different.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Two: A Strange Child
Pt. 23, Ch. 02
Kathy was quiet, observant. She did not flit about randomly like babies do. She was focused, balanced, and cautious.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Three: A Frightening Child
Pt. 23, Ch. 03
From crawling, to a walk, to dancing in months; Kathy never spoke until she was able to speak in complete sentences.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Four: Discipline  
Pt. 23, Ch. 04
Direction came from within; memories, ancestral voices focused her. Plans formed spontaneously to realize her goals.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Five: Conformity
Pt. 23, Ch. 05
Kathy mastered tasks without effort. Only muscle memory took time; the skill of blending in, hiding her differences.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Six: Quietude    
Pt. 23, Pt. 06
To get along; Kathy had to be silent, listen, to wait, to let the others fail; success for her was a private affair.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Seven: Other

Pt. 23, Ch. 07
Kathy was young when she realized she was different. Her parents were afraid, afraid for her. She was like an alien.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-four, Adolescence
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 24, Adolescence
Chapters
01 Anger
02 Doubt
03 Disturbance
04 Rage
05 Refuge
06 Attraction
07 Sexuality
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter One: A Funny Child  
Pt. 23, Ch. 01
Kathy loved jokes, even as an infant she picked up the punch lines. It was the first thing to mark her as different.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Two: A Strange Child
Pt. 23, Ch. 02
Kathy was quiet, observant. She did not flit about randomly like babies do. She was focused, balanced, and cautious.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Three: A Frightening Child
Pt. 23, Ch. 03
From crawling, to a walk, to dancing in months; Kathy never spoke until she was able to speak in complete sentences.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Four: Discipline  
Pt. 23, Ch. 04
Direction came from within; memories, ancestral voices focused her. Plans formed spontaneously to realize her goals.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Five: Conformity
Pt. 23, Ch. 05
Kathy mastered tasks without effort. Only muscle memory took time; the skill of blending in, hiding her differences.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Six: Quietude    
Pt. 23, Pt. 06
To get along; Kathy had to be silent, listen, to wait, to let the others fail; success for her was a private affair.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Seven: Other

Pt. 23, Ch. 07
Kathy was young when she realized she was different. Her parents were afraid, afraid for her. She was like an alien.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-four, Adolescence
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 24, Adolescence
Chapters
01 Anger
02 Doubt
03 Disturbance
04 Rage
05 Refuge
06 Attraction
07 Sexuality
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,
Chapter One: Anger
Pt. 24, Ch. 01
Understanding does little to quell the rank emotions rising from the chemical miasma, which every youth experiences.
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Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,
Chapter Two: Doubt
Pt. 24, Ch. 02
As a child Kathy acted with sureness; maturing, she was paralyzed by insecurity. Am I insane, she thought, who am I.
#Emergence

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,
Chapter Three: Disturbance
Pt. 24, Ch. 03
From resentment she lashed out at her teachers. Between the ages of nine and fifteen her family moved a dozen times.
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Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,
Chapter Four: Rage  
Pt. 24, Ch. 04
Kathy burned with hatred; deep in her belly. There was no talking it away. She turned the heat, and violence inward.
#Emergence

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,
Chapter Five: Refuge
Pt. 24, Ch. 05
Kathy learned to separate from her emotions, finding peace in meditation taking her outside of her body; to release.
#Emergence

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,
Chapter Six: Attraction   
Pt. 24, Pt. 06
Kathy found distraction in passion; lost herself in beautiful people; in their present, uncritical careless delight.
#Emergence

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,
Chapter Seven: Sexuality

Pt. 24, Ch. 07
An orgasm took Kathy to a place beyond time, from her first lover, to her last; then looking to herself for release.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-five, Abnormal
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 25, Abnormal
Chapters
01 School
02 Testing
03 Sequestered
04 Institutionalized
05 Experiment
06 Psychic
07 Think Tank
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter One: School
Pt. 25, Ch. 01
At age five Kathy’s parents placed her in a private tutelage. They were unnerved by her manners, and feared for her.
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Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Two: Testing
Pt. 25, Ch. 02
All of Kathy’s tutors had a pattern; first delighted, then scared. They tested her, wrote about, then exploited her.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Three: Sequestered
Pt. 25, Ch. 03
At age ten, Kathy was not with tutors, but with doctors, and clergy entrusted to guard her education. She was alone.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Four: Institutionalized  
Pt. 25, Ch. 04
It took time to find a spot for Kathy; a home for prodigies, a front for National Security, a betrayal. It was safe.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Five: Experiment
Pt. 25, Ch. 05
Kathy read, listened, watched. She studied; took tests and was tested, probed, examined for limits of her knowledge.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Six: Psychic   
Pt. 25, Pt. 06
Kathy’s handlers had not considered the term “ordinary psychic.” The depth of her gift required that classification.
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Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Seven: Think Tank

Pt. 25, Ch. 07
Kathy’s moods normalized with age. Her gifts with analyzing data grew exponentially. Institutions formed around her.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-six, Adulthood
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 26, Adulthood
Chapters
01 A Place in the World
02 Valued
03 Work
04 Career
05 National Security
06 Religion
07 Writing
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,
Chapter One: A Place in the World
Pt. 26, Ch. 01
Kathy’s sensitivity to motive was profound. Millions were spent to mask them, to foster in her a sense of belonging.
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Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,
Chapter Two: Valued
Pt. 26, Ch. 02
At work everything was contrived, scripted meant to make Kathy feel safe, loved. Over time the false front vanished.
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Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,
Chapter Three: Work
Pt. 26, Ch. 03
The analysts came daily. Kathy listened, read papers, watched film, and shared insight from the depth of her memory.
#Emergence

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,
Chapter Four: Career  
Pt. 26, Ch. 04
Kathy loved problem solving. Helping people pleased her; the greater the complexity, and length of time, the better.
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Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,
Chapter Five: National Security
Pt. 26, Ch. 05
Kathy’s focus was narrow. Her handlers limited what they asked her, fearing that she would expose their own secrets.
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Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,
Chapter Six: Religion   
Pt. 26, Pt. 06
Religious conflict shaped the 20th century and Kathy’s input was invaluable. Her memory produced volumes of insight.
#Emergence

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,
Chapter Seven: Writing

Pt. 26, Ch. 07
Her handlers engaged Kathy through writing; submitted questions. She wrote papers giving detail, context, and depth.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-seven, Isolated
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 27, Isolated
Chapters
01 Art
02 Music
03 Dance
04 Diet
05 Academic
06 Recluse
07 Travel
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,
Chapter One: Art
Pt. 27, Ch. 01
Kathy journeyed inside herself; learning muscle control, and the sense to give life to the memories she wandered in.
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Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,
Chapter Two: Music
Pt. 27, Ch. 02
Music was the most difficult for Kathy; it changed so little over time. The beating drums told thousands of stories.
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Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,
Chapter Three: Dance
Pt. 27, Ch. 03
Lost in the drum, in a movement, in moments flowing from the present into past ages. Kathy stepped without thinking.
#Emergence

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,
Chapter Four: Diet  
Pt. 27, Ch. 04
Flavors and odors haunted her. Kathy found solace in the bland; modern, processed food, foreign to human experience.
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Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,
Chapter Five: Academic
Pt. 27, Ch. 05
In time; Kathy was allowed a semblance of a normal life. She was placed in a small college; did research, and wrote.
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Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,
Chapter Six: Recluse   
Pt. 27, Pt. 06
Even though Kathy had developed the ability to ward off psychic intrusions; nevertheless, she preferred to be alone.
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Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,
Chapter Seven: Travel

Pt. 27, Ch. 07
Her handlers wanted Kathy close to them. Now, with everyone linked by satellite her autonomy increased. She took it.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-eight, Encounter
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 28, Encounter
Chapters
01 Watched
02 Correspondence
03 Conversation
04 Meeting
05 A Man Like No Other
06 Desire
07 Jim
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter One: Watched
Pt. 28, Ch. 01
Kathy felt as if she was being followed by a man was not connected to the agency. His face evoked powerful memories.
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Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Two: Correspondence
Pt. 28, Ch. 02
Kathy ignored the fact that the letter in her box was not stamped or metered. She read it; entering into conspiracy.
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Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Three: Conversation
Pt. 28, Ch. 03
The phone rang, the man spoke to her in a language dead for 2,000 years. Her heart raced; knowing she was not alone.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Four: Meeting  
Pt. 28, Ch. 04
They met at a café that Kathy frequented. It was a busy place, and it was not unusual for strangers to sit together.
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Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Five: A Man Like No Other
Pt. 28, Ch. 05
Kathy was at ease with Jim; his soothing voice, she came right out of her memories, and she could not read his mind.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Six: Desire   
Pt. 28, Pt. 06
It was the first time; she encountered a human she could not fathom, all she wanted to do was absorb herself in him.
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Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Seven: Jim

Pt. 28, Ch. 07
Kathy felt peaceful, and comforted; being with Jim. His mind was still. He was an ancient person, and she loved him.
#Emergence