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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-five, Abnormal, Collected Chapters




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Day 183, July 2nd, 2017

Chapter One: School

When she was five years old, instead of beginning kindergarten, Kathy’s parents placed her in a private tutelage. They took this step because they were continuously unnerved by her manners.

They were afraid of her, and they feared for her.

They were desperate to help her, and eager to be released from their parental obligations.

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Day 184, July 3rd, 2017

Chapter Two: Testing

The behavior of every tutor Kathy’s parents contracted to teach her fell into a pattern they learned to dread.

At first they were delighted, then scared.

They tested her, wrote about, and then they sought to exploit her.

Every one of them was convinced that the fate of the world hinged on learning her secrets.

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Day 185, July 4th, 2017

Chapter Three: Sequestered

By her tenth birthday; Kathy’s parents decided to forego tutors.

They put her in the care of doctors, and clergy, people with a broader commitment to supernal values.

They entrusted them to guard her education.

Kathy was alone, she was not a child, she had no parents.

She was a patient; the subject of fascination.

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Day 186, July 5th, 2017

Chapter Four: Institutionalized

It took a great deal of time for Kathy’s proctors and advisors to find a place for her.

When the did, they told her it was a home for prodigies, gifted youngsters, but it was a front for National Security.

It was safe. Only those who had been entrusted to help her, had betrayed her.

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Day 187, July 6th, 2017

Chapter Five: Experiment

Kathy read, she listened, watched.

She engaged all of her senses in the act of probing her memories.

She studied, took tests, and she was tested, probed, examined by her proctors for the limits of her knowledge.

There were many occasions when she was unaware of what was transpiring, but she learned to see patterns.

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Day 188, July 7th, 2017

Chapter Six: Psychic

Kathy’s handlers had never considered the concept of an “ordinary psychic.”

Genuine telepaths were exceedingly rare, but they existed.

In the later 20th century their abilities were tested, analyzed, put to use by spy agencies and police forces around the world.

Psychic abilities of any degree were extraordinary.

Kathy’s gifts required a completely different understanding.

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Day 189, July 8th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Think Tank

Kathy’s moods normalized as she grew older, and adjusted to the reality of her differences.

She found resources in her memory to guide her in the development of self-control.

Her gift for analyzing data grew exponentially.

Institutions formed around her, access to Kathy was more valuable to national intelligence than access to the fastest super-computer.

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Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-five, Abnormal

Collected Chapters
01 School
02 Testing
03 Sequestered
04 Institutionalized
05 Experiment
06 Psychic
07 Think Tank

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