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Monday, March 26, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Two, The Continuum; Part Twelve, The Empire; Chapter One, The Lost


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 085, Monday
March 26th, 2018

Chapter One: The Lost

Ages before the technological advent of collective consciousness, before the invention of the Continuum, the first people were adventurers.

The first people came into being in the oceans of a hot planet, one long since forgotten, now cold and dead, Their planet of origin had orbited a massive red star, near to the center of a the galaxy that was now just a pulsing darkened ember

The first people emerged from water, crawled from the primordial ooze, stood on two feet, and learned to fly.

They escaped the gravity of their birth world. 

They explored their solar system, colonizing every planet, exo-planet and satellite.

They sent their genetic material to every planet they discovered in the habitable zones of every star they could see. They set their sights on those faraway places, determining to make homes of them, determining that there would be life on those worlds when their children’s, children’s, children arrived.  

They launched themselves into the galaxy on ships and planetoids, crossing the dark and empty chasms between the stars, never to return.

They were spacefarers. They were adventurers without limits to their hope and imagination. They undertook journeys that would take generations to complete.

Most of the missions failed, they understood the likelihood that they were facing doom, even as they launched.

This prospect did not daunt them.

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