A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 057, Monday
February 26th, 2018
Chapter One: The Whole
The Continuum had a place in time and space. It existed at a specific point (relative to the movement of the galaxy) the members called it HomeWorld, or the Central Planet, even though it was not their home, not their original home anyway, and neither was it the true center of the galaxy.
The HomeWorld was the center of everything that mattered to the Collective, it was their center. It was the place where they existed, the fixed position that tethered them to reality. As such, the HomeWorld was the singular place in the universe that the Continuum was vested in.
Where the Collective went the Continuum followed.
The Collective viewed the Continuum as an amalgamation of its collective will. It was the super-ego of the group mind.
The Continuum viewed the Collective as its subconscious, its id.
They were inseparable.
Continuum itself was an electromagnetic field of consciousness. It was pure energy. It never had a body, and only understood the nature of organic life vicariously.
The members of the Collective had once been organic beings, bodily existence and its limitations were ingrained in their perspective, but for a but a tiny handful of the members their memory of it was so remote as to be meaningless.
The recent experiences of that life were now understood as little more than data mapping.
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