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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle, Collected Chapters



Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 351, December 17th, 2017

Chapter One: Evasion

When the energy weapons on the Central Planet powered up, it was instantly detected by the fleet commanders, and they separated from one another in predictable patterns.

However, they could not see the missiles and projectiles that covered the other vectors, which the energy weapons did not. There was no place for them to flee.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 352, December 18th, 2017

Chapter Two: Position

Jim waited and watched.

There was nothing else for him to do.

The fleet approached,

They were coming.

To reach him, to arrive at the Central Planet, they would have to navigate the weapons fields.

The Observers in command of the fleet knew this, wanted to risk it, believing they could predict the firing solution. 

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Day 353, December 19th, 2017

Chapter Three: Target

The Admiral of the rebel fleet was no fool.

He sent the armada in as decoys, drawing fire from the defenses of HomeWorld.

The energy weapons were easy to avoid. They guided the rebels like sheep into the path of projectiles.

The armada was cut apart while he landed in the heart of the world.

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Day 354, December 20th, 2017

Chapter Four: Mele

The expeditionary forces were gallant.

They landed under heavy fire.

They knew that there was no retreat, advance or perish.

They were met by a myriad of drones on the surface, and they were cut down to a small contingent.

They found their way to a vestibule that led them into the infrastructure of HomeWorld.

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Day 355, December 21st, 2017

Chapter Five: Courage

The High Priest, a general, and a few soldiers were all that remained of the rebels when they came to the access nodes for the Continuum.

All of them, accept the priest were members of the Observer Corps.

The General opened the control panels and probed the communication lines to the Continuum.

They met silence.

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Day 356, December 22nd, 2017

Chapter Six: Victory

The Observers opened up a portal to the Collective, and they verified three things:

The Collective was catatonic, there were unfathomable currents of activity happening within it.

The Continuum had been destroyed.

Jim was in control of everything.

He would accept their surrender.

He issued terms for a realignment of the faith and the Imperium.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 357, December 23rd, 2017

Chapter Seven: Defeat

The rebels had dreamt of the destruction of Continuum for millennia.

They had formed a fifth column, a cryptic cabal, passing schemes from world to world in the most carefully held plots.

In reality they were followed by the Continuum, they had no secrets at all.

Then their schemes were usurped by one rogue member.

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Emergence 2.0:
Section Seven, War

Part Forty-nine, Battle

Collected Chapters
01 Evasion
02 Position
03 Target
04 Mele
05 Courage
06 Victory
07 Defeat

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