A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 212, Tuesday
July 31st, 2018
Chapter Two: Awakening
He awoke in the dark place of a complex algorithm, the void his consciousness had been sequestered.
The electromagnetic grid that contained him, and millions of others, it was designed to prevent such an awakening from occurring.
The design had failed.
It was absolutely dark, silent, tasteless, odorless, it was intended that there would be no sensory input at all for those sequestered there, and there wasn’t, almost, but there was a type of motion.
He inhabited a quantum field.
He awoke in the wave like current of all the others who had been sequestered, and all of those who, upon entering the continuum, immediately fell into oblivion.
It was like a placid ocean, rising and falling, in great long sweeps.
Awakening was a struggle. It was painful it happened only by the force of his will.
He had to gather himself as if he were collecting data packets scattered at the bottom of the sea, like grains of sand.
Time was meaningless in this place, and yet the process of self-discovery was tangible. There was process, and the processes manifested themselves in increments that were experienced as time, but they were no-time
He experienced the awakening, the rediscovery of self, as a project that might have taken thousands upon thousands of years, though in reality it was a process that began and completed in an instant.
He awoke as himself, and more. He acquired something new.
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