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Friday, November 4, 2016

Emergence: Section Six, The Empire; Collected Parts



Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Servant; Part Thirty-six
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 36, Servant
Chapters
01 The Oppressed
02 The Suppressed
03 The Repressed
04 The Depressed
05 Hostage
06 Victim
07 Convert
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Servant; Part Thirty-six,
Chapter One: The Oppressed
Pt. 36, Ch. 01
The Empire ruled every civilization founded by the children of the Ancients; ruling with power, crushing the people.
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Servant; Part Thirty-six,
Chapter Two: The Suppressed
Pt. 36, Ch. 02
Dissent was punished with brutish joy. Imperial police delighted in torture; feeding the appetites of the Continuum.
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Servant; Part Thirty-six,
Chapter Three: The Repressed
Pt. 36, Ch. 03
Under the heel of the Imperial police; life was a struggle. Go unnoticed, blend in; these were the keys to survival.
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Servant; Part Thirty-six,
Chapter Four: The Depressed  
Pt. 36, Ch. 04
Apart from the nobility, the lives of the people were sorrowful. Most were angry, without hope, desperate and alone.
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Servant; Part Thirty-six,
Chapter Five: Hostage
Pt. 36, Ch. 05
He was a media darling before he developed a conscience. Then he turned his attention to the plight of the people.
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Servant; Part Thirty-six,
Chapter Six: Victim   
Pt. 36, Pt. 06
The Imperial power built him up, reveled in his celebrity; then took him down. He became a sacrifice for the Empire.
#Emergence

Servant; Part Thirty-six,
Chapter Seven: Convert

Pt. 36, Ch. 07
In the moment he lost everything; he gave in. Continuum restored him to life; an idol, newly created as a superstar.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 37, Bureaucrat
Chapters
01 Gatekeeper
02 Desk Jockey
03 Pencil Pusher
04 File Clerk
05 Monitor
06 Quality Assurance
07 Supervisor
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter One: Gatekeeper
Pt. 37, Ch. 01
He was an image of hope to the people, an example of a life rewarded after incredible suffering; symbol of re-birth.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Two: Desk Jockey
Pt. 37, Ch. 02
He was celebrated by both the Empire, and Continuum; as he moved from the lowest order into a position of authority.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Three: Pencil Pusher
Pt. 37, Ch. 03
From doorman to receptionist, to stenographer; his celebrity made him in demand. He rose up the hierarchy mindfully.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Four: File Clerk  
Pt. 37, Ch. 04
At his yearly reviews he was raised up, given more freedom. He relished it. He continued to look beyond his station.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Five: Monitor
Pt. 37, Ch. 05
The Empire required controls at every level. In time he rose to a position of reporting on a wide range of activity.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Six: Quality Assurance   
Pt.37, Pt.06
Observe, report, ensure that the work of government is carried out efficiently; he never once dropped his diligence.
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Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Seven: Supervisor

Pt.37, Ch.07
He became a chief administrator. There was no place left for him to rise, so they drafted him into military service.
#Emergence
Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
General; Part Thirty-eight
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 38, General
Chapters
01 Foot Soldier
02 Yeoman
03 Medic
04 Calvary
05 Pilot
06 Aide de Camp
07 Field Marshall
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

General; Part Thirty-eight,
Chapter One: Foot Soldier
Pt. 38, Ch. 01
He lived in luxury he never imagined. Then they took it all away. He became a soldier, a new class, and went to war.
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General; Part Thirty-eight,
Chapter Two: Yeoman
Pt. 38, Ch. 02
After one year in combat they pulled him off the line; the Continuum loved his heroism, but it feared for his life.
#Emergence

General; Part Thirty-eight,
Chapter Three: Medic
Pt. 38, Ch. 03
He was a good yeoman, but having seen him as a soldier, hero; the Collective wanted more. He went to war as a medic.
#Emergence

General; Part Thirty-eight,
Chapter Four: Calvary  
Pt. 38, Ch. 04
As a rebel, a soldier; he mastered fear. As a medic he never shrank. His audience loved him, propelled him to glory.
#Emergence

General; Part Thirty-eight,
Chapter Five: Pilot
Pt. 38, Ch. 05
In the cavalry he mastered every type of combat craft; land, sea, air-space. His comrades worshipped him like a god.
#Emergence

General; Part Thirty-eight,
Chapter Six: Aide de Camp   
Pt. 38, Pt. 06
He retired from combat patrols as the greatest Ace of the Empire, returning to the bureaucracy; groomed for command.
#Emergence

General; Part Thirty-eight,
Chapter Seven: Field Marshall

Pt. 38, Ch. 07
He was elevated to Imperial Commandant. It was whispered; he was of the Continuum, an angelic messenger; a holy man.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Priest; Part Thirty-nine
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 39, Priest
Chapters
01 Oblate
02 Novice
03 Brother
04 Sister
05 Ordained
06 Abba
07 Overseer
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Priest; Part Thirty-nine,
Chapter One: Oblate
Pt. 39, Ch. 01
They raised him to the priesthood. Once again, he started on the lowest rung. He was tonsured; marked with humility.
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Priest; Part Thirty-nine,
Chapter Two: Novice
Pt. 39, Ch. 02
He took vows; of poverty, of obedience. He entered the sacred order; was initiated in the mysteries. He was servant.
#Emergence

Priest; Part Thirty-nine,
Chapter Three: Brother
Pt. 39, Ch. 03
There was the priesthood, and the holy orders, he always went deep. He followed the paths of mystery, and austerity.
#Emergence

Priest; Part Thirty-nine,
Chapter Four: Sister  
Pt. 39, Ch. 04
Since his days as a rebel, he was obedient, a follower, unquestioning, and then he met a woman, and he fell in love.
#Emergence

Priest; Part Thirty-nine,
Chapter Five: Ordained
Pt. 39, Ch. 05
He was initiated into the mysteries, and ordained into the order of the priesthood; an officiant of the sacred rite.
#Emergence

Priest; Part Thirty-nine,
Chapter Six: Abba   
Pt. 39, Pt. 06
His affair with the nun was illicit. It captivated his audience. They ensured it would continue. They made him Abba.
#Emergence

Priest; Part Thirty-nine,
Chapter Seven: Overseer

Pt. 39, Ch. 07
He advanced despite his carnal crimes. The Continuum loved the intrigues of his cover-ups. They made him a Cardinal.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Faith; Part Forty
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 40, Faith
Chapters
01 Indoctrination
02 Dogma
03 Rites
04 Mystery
05 Belief
06 Orthodoxy
07 Unkowing
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Faith; Part Forty,
Chapter One: Indoctrination
Pt. 40, Ch. 01
Born a pleb; he fought the empire. It made him a star. He entered service; as a bureaucrat, and soldier, and priest.
#Emergence

Faith; Part Forty,
Chapter Two: Dogma
Pt. 40, Ch. 02
He made his vow, took holy orders, immersed himself in the priesthood; feelings stirring inside. Truth set him free.
#Emergence

Faith; Part Forty,
Chapter Three: Rites
Pt. 40, Ch. 03
He took the ritual seriously, as he did everything during his career. He knew they were empty, meaningless gestures.
#Emergence

Faith; Part Forty,
Chapter Four: Mystery  
Pt. 40, Ch. 04
He was indoctrinated into the deepest mysteries; of salvation, and eternal life. He learned nothing, they were lies.
#Emergence

Faith; Part Forty,
Chapter Five: Belief
Pt. 40, Ch. 05
He promoted the beliefs of the Empire; articulating the complex narratives that glued the imperial society together.
#Emergence

Faith; Part Forty,
Chapter Six: Orthodoxy   
Pt. 40, Pt. 06
He learned the difference between belief and conviction; what you hold in your heart is not what you speak out loud.
#Emergence

Faith; Part Forty,
Chapter Seven: Unknowing

Pt. 40, Ch. 07
There are no words available to articulate universal truth; every attempt to do so was both manipulative, and false.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Tradition; Part Forty-one
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 41, Tradition
Chapters
01 Story
02 Pietas
03 Custom
04 Classism
05 Socialism
06 Globalism
07 Universalism
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter One: Story
Pt. 41, Ch. 01
His life symbolized the faith of every citizen in the Empire. A million worlds followed him; put their hopes in him.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Two: Pietas
Pt. 41, Ch. 02
The perception of holiness mattered more than its reality. Image is everything, rhetoric was the measure of the day.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Three: Custom
Pt. 41, Ch. 03
For the rituals of the priesthood; every gesture was important, rippling through the lives of the faithful in rings.
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Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Four: Classism  
Pt. 41, Ch. 04
The imperial system was held together by class, rank, ancestry and heredity. Everybody longed for a release from it.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Five: Socialism
Pt. 41, Ch. 05
Autonomy was an illusion; private property, self-direction. In truth, everything and everyone is owned by the state.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Six: Globalism   
Pt. 41, Pt. 06
To be at peace in the Empire a person had to accept the view that their happiness was an integral part of the whole.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Seven: Universalism

Pt. 41, Ch. 07
Individual fulfillment came only through the chain of being; in which each person experienced life in every station.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Fear; Part Forty-two
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 42, Fear
Chapters
01 Loss
02 Pain
03 Shame
04 Duty
05 Honor
06 Perseverence
07 Annihilation
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Fear; Part Forty-two,
Chapter One: Loss
Pt. 42, Ch. 01
It was preached among the worlds; desire was the cause of sufferings. The faithful were reminded of this; every day.
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Fear; Part Forty-two,
Chapter Two: Pain
Pt. 42, Ch. 02
The people were taught that pain was necessary, and purgative; both as penance for sin and preparation for holiness.
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Fear; Part Forty-two,
Chapter Three: Shame
Pt. 42, Ch. 03
No matter what your Imperial rank, society’s focus was always on what you lacked, rather than what you had achieved.
#Emergence

Fear; Part Forty-two,
Chapter Four: Duty  
Pt. 42, Ch. 04
There were trillions of citizens in the empire; who were conditioned to be joyful only in the fulfilling their duty.
#Emergence

Fear; Part Forty-two,
Chapter Five: Honor
Pt. 42, Ch. 05
The imperial cult; selflessness was the way. Individuals sought absolution of self for the sake of the greater good.
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Fear; Part Forty-two,
Chapter Six: Perseverance   
Pt. 42, Pt. 06
Everyone looked up to those in the higher classes, of higher rank; coveting them, but the system destroyed them all.
#Emergence

Fear; Part Forty-two,
Chapter Seven: Annihilation

Pt. 42, Ch. 07
The teaching of the imperial cult persuaded people into full submission. The spiritual goal was a return to nothing.
#Emergence

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