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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-eight, General, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 274, October 1st, 2017

Chapter One: Foot Soldier

In the post of an agency chief, he enjoyed a life of luxury beyond the grasp of a pleb.

Then they ordered him into the service, taking it all away.

He did not balk, or look back.

He became a soldier, a new way of life, a different class and caste.

He went to war.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 275, October 2nd, 2017

Chapter Two: Yeoman

After one year in combat they pulled him off the line; the Collective loved his heroism, but feared for his life.

Continuum did not want to see him in hand to hand combat.

He was brilliant, but he displayed too much gallantry, moments in which he hesitated, giving his opponent a chance before the kill.  

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Day 276, October 3rd, 2017

Chapter Three: Medic

He was a yeoman.

Serving in the bureaucracy prepared him for the work.

He had reveled in the exploits of the infantry, but he did not resent the break.

However, having seen him as a soldier, and a hero, the Collective was not satisfied; they wanted more.

He went back to wars as a medic.

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Day 277, October 4th, 2017

Chapter Four: Calvary

As a rebel and a soldier, he had mastered fear.

While a prisoner under torture, it vanished from him altogether.

As a medic he never shrank from danger.

He was a paragon of virtue.

His audience loved him, his willingness to self-sacrifice.

It propelled him to glory.

It awakened him to the suffering of others.

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Day 278, October 5th, 2017

Chapter Five: Pilot

In the cavalry he mastered every type of combat craft; land, sea, air, and space.

The ease with which he learned the controls, the rapidity in which his skills developed into something like artistry, this was shocking to his trainers, they had never seen anything like it before.

His comrades worshipped him like a god.

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Day 279, October 6th, 2017

Chapter Six: Aide de Camp

He retired from combat as the Empires greatest Ace; living or dead.

His heroic image was brighter than a star going nova.

Cults of worship began to form around him.

Many of his superiors were jealous, wanting to eliminate him.

The conservatives simply wanted to return him to the bureaucracy, and groom him for command.

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Day 280, October 7th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Field Marshall

When he was elevated to the Imperial Command, it was whispered among the worlds that he was of the Continuum, an angelic messenger.

He thought nothing of those whispers, as if he could not hear them.

He accepted his position in life, one that was now exceedingly long, rising to the challenges set before him.

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Emergence 2.0:
Section Six, The Empire

Part Thirty-eight, General
Collected Chapters

01 Foot Soldier
02 Yeoman
03 Medic
04 Calvary
05 Pilot
06 Aide de Camp
07 Field Marshall

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