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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Emergence: Section Three, Earth; Collected Parts XV – XXI

15 Observation, 16 Existence, 17 Volcano, 18 Disaster, 19 Consciousness, 20 Collective,
21 Migration

Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Fifteen, Observation
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 15, Observation
Chapters
01 The Paintings
02 The Music
03 The Memory of Stars
04 Mutation
05 The New Gene
06 Collective Consciousness
07 Synergy
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Observation; Part Fifteen,
Chapter One: The Paintings
Pt. 15, Ch. 01
People painted, projected images of the future cave walls; and stones, the past also, things no one living had seen.
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Observation; Part Fifteen,
Chapter Two: The Music
Pt. 15, Ch. 02
Drums, rhythm; pushed the stories of each tribe, each family deep into the memory of its members changing their DNA.
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Observation; Part Fifteen,
Chapter Three: The Memory of Stars
Pt. 15, Ch. 03
Their culture had devolved; from star to cave, yet it retained a memory of its ancestry; knowledge encoded in cells.
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Observation; Part Fifteen,
Chapter Four: Mutation
Pt. 15, Ch. 04
On their sojourn to Earth humans had mutated their DNA, allowing them to inhabit, and thrive on the wet, blue world.
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Observation; Part Fifteen,
Chapter Five: The New Gene
Pt. 15, Ch. 05
Changes beget changes. The Ancients became humanity, their genes converged with native life. They became new people.
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Observation; Part Fifteen,
Chapter Six: Collective Consciousness  
Pt. 15, Pt. 06
Receptors emerged in the human brain; linking it to the Earth’s magnetic fields. In this, humanity became connected.
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Observation; Part Fifteen,
Chapter Seven: Synergy

Pt. 15, Ch. 07
Few humans were aware of the collective consciousness. Everyone was entangled in it, and it made many of them crazy.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Sixteen, Existence
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 16, Existence
Chapters
01 Flesh
02 Bi Pedal
03 Stereo Hearing
04 Binocular Vision
05 Hemispheric Brain
06 Thirst
07 Duality
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Existence; Part Sixteen,
Chapter One: Flesh  
Pt. 16, Ch. 01
The flesh remembers. Bodies change with every new experience; each new thread, woven proteins in the fabric of life.
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Existence; Part Sixteen,
Chapter Two: Bi Pedal
Pt. 16, Ch. 02
Stand against the pull of gravity; under the weight of atmosphere. Pivot on a central axis; dance on two feet, walk.
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Existence; Part Sixteen,
Chapter Three: Stereo Hearing
Pt. 16, Ch. 03
Communicating in sound is slow; luxuriant compared to light. Waves crashing through the body, adding depth to sight.
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Existence; Part Sixteen,
Chapter Four: Binocular Vision  
Pt. 16, Ch. 04
A band of light pierces organic lenses, from corner to corner 180 degrees; color and depth fill the field of vision.
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Existence; Part Sixteen,
Chapter Five: Hemispheric
Pt. 16, Ch. 05
A cognitive override; flooding the organ with fear, or desire; then, split down the middle; left for right, duality.
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Existence; Part Sixteen,
Chapter Six: Thirst   
Pt. 16, Pt. 06
A body needs water, oxygen in the lungs; to thirst is to know that the end is near; the end of the body’s suffering.
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Existence; Part Sixteen,
Chapter Seven: Duality

Pt. 16, Ch. 07
The body is a cognitive organ, with a chemical drive fed into the quantum field; a neural net rooted in the organic.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Seventeen, Volcano
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 17, Volcano
Chapters
01 The Last Event
02 74,000 Years Ago
03 The Discovery
04 The Warnings
05 Impending Doom
06 Preparations
07 Fate
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#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter One: The Last Event  
Pt. 17, Ch. 01
It came without warning, shaking the world, throwing it off its axis. Ash covered the world, hiding it from the sun.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Two: 74,000 Years Ago
Pt. 17, Ch. 02
The human family was small; a few million spread out, starving. Jim starved with them in the famine after the blast.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Three: The Discovery
Pt. 17, Ch. 03
Jim had known about it for millennia. Humans found it fifty years ago. A super-volcano pushing mountains to the sky.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Four: The Warnings  
Pt. 17, Ch. 04
A deformation of the dome, earthquakes, boiling water in lakes and streams; something big growing below the surface.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Five: Impending Doom
Pt. 17, Ch. 05
There were documentaries but few people were aware of the danger. Misinformation was leaked as the explosion neared.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Six: Preparations   
Pt. 17, Pt. 06
Timing is everything. The volcano would catalyze the preservation of humanity; a few would live. All would be saved.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Seven: Fate

Pt. 17, Ch. 07
There is no fate but there are certainties. The eruption of volcanoes is among them. The end of humanity hung there.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Eighteen, Disaster
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 18, Disaster
Chapters
01 Yellowstone
02 Lift
03 Rumbling
04 The Blast
05 The Axis
06 The Cloud
07 The Other Side
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#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter One: Yellowstone  
Pt. 18, Ch. 01
The awesome-beauty of a landscape carved from living rock; the cauldron’s bubbling water gave the tell, catastrophe.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Two: Lift
Pt. 18, Ch. 02
Humans noticed the volcano when the surrounding mountains began to lift. They did not know how vast the problem was.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Three: Rumbling
Pt. 18, Ch. 03
Animals sensed it first, and fled in droves, while the seismographs rattled, but doubts had crept into the analysis.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Four: The Blast  
Pt. 18, Ch. 04
Every living thing heard the explosion. Chaos followed quick upon the sound wave, with prayers rising up to meet it.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Five: The Axis
Pt. 18, Ch. 05
For hundreds of thousands of years; pressure grew. When the Yellowstone Cauldera blew the Earth shifted on its axis.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Six: The Cloud    
Pt. 18, Pt. 06
Ash buried North America. Fine particles, and light blocking gas rose high in the atmosphere, and covered the world.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Seven: The Other Side

Pt. 18, Ch. 07
The eruption was a crucible. Half of the world perished within days, and most of the rest in the year that followed.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Nineteen, Consciousness
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 19, Consciousness
Chapters
01 Self
02 Other
03 Mother
04 Father
05 Siblings
06 Family
07 Other Self
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#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Consciousness; Part Nineteen,
Chapter One: Self  
Pt. 19, Ch. 01
A birth is a coalescence of matter organizing into form; supporting a consciousness, emerging independent and alone.
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Consciousness; Part Nineteen,
Chapter Two: Other
Pt. 19, Ch. 02
The animal brain; its glands pumping chemicals into a liquid consciousness; fearful, regarding all others as threat.
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Consciousness; Part Nineteen,
Chapter Three: Mother
Pt. 19, Ch. 03
There is a time for every mammal, in the warmth, and dark of the womb, when they are truly one with another; mother.
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Consciousness; Part Nineteen,
Chapter Four: Father  
Pt. 19, Ch. 04
Stranger, protector, arbiter; a father is the first person the child seeks to bond with, to contend with, to please.
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Consciousness; Part Nineteen,
Chapter Five: Siblings
Pt. 19, Ch. 05
The first with whom you share a common bond, and to compete; you identify with them, learn betrayal, and to forgive.
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Consciousness; Part Nineteen,
Chapter Six: Family    
Pt. 19, Pt. 06
We protect those closest to us with ferocity equal to our own drive for self protection; blood, family, it binds us.
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Consciousness; Part Nineteen,
Chapter Seven: Other Self

Pt. 19, Ch. 07
We become self-aware fearing any; accept kin, who shared our interests, learning to see strangers as other selves.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Twenty, Collective
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 20, Collective
Chapters
01 Family
02 Kin
03 Village
04 Tribe
05 City
06 State
07 Nation
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter One: Family  
Pt. 20, Ch. 01
The care of a loving family is like the wet, clinging mesh of a spiderweb. Familial obligations are invisible bonds.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Two: Kin
Pt. 20, Ch. 02
Family becomes a clan. Loyalties are set in the body, by chemicals, enzymes, and proteins; bonds we do not question.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Three: Village
Pt. 20, Ch. 03
Hierarchies emerge in village life; at the well, the markets, places of worship, judgment. The center is everything.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Four: Tribe  
Pt. 20, Ch. 04
There was safety and competition, there were shared customs, stories, and rituals in the tribe. There was otherness.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Five: City
Pt. 20, Ch. 05
People flowed into the urban centers to trade, and work. Families dispersed, becoming less important than neighbors.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Six: State    
Pt. 20, Pt. 06
Cities gathered villages to themselves, as families did kin, in ancient bonds of vassalage; bond of the imagination.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Seven: Nation

Pt. 20, Ch. 07
Common language, and custom; bound States into Nations; for security, for prosperity, and allegiances shift outward.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Twenty-one, Migration
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 21, Migration
Chapters
01 Forest
02 Plains
03 Hills
04 Mountains
05 Rivers
06 Coast
07 Ocean
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Migration; Part Twenty-one,
Chapter One: Forest  
Pt. 21, Ch. 01
A clearing in the trees, close to a clear stream, the fire burning; smoking fish, bird, rabbit. The primordial life.
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Migration; Part Twenty-one,
Chapter Two: Plains
Pt. 21, Ch. 02
Look across the plain; over the tall grasses, the open sky, deep-blue, and oppressing. Dangers lurking in the field.
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Migration; Part Twenty-one,
Chapter Three: Hills
Pt. 21, Ch. 03
From caves in the forest by clear springs, across the open plain; we built homes on hills, drawn close to the stars.
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Migration; Part Twenty-one,
Chapter Four: Mountains  
Pt. 21, Ch. 04
We led the herd to the mountain, and up the lofty peak; looking for passes, we found ourselves, we found the sacred.
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Migration; Part Twenty-one,
Chapter Five: Rivers
Pt. 21, Ch. 05
We followed the rivers to the source; the clear springs from which the water flowed, and founded our villages there.
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Migration; Part Twenty-one,
Chapter Six: Coast    
Pt. 21, Pt. 06
The first roads were shorelines. We roamed the inland lakes, and seas; those flat coastal plains, trekking our path.
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Migration; Part Twenty-one,
Chapter Seven: Ocean

Pt. 21, Ch. 07
On thin strips of wood, canoes; we hurled ourselves into the waves, like the ancients did as they crossed the stars.
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