A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 201, Friday
July 20th, 2018
Chapter Five: Academic
After years of working with Kathy, her handlers came to an appreciation of how dangerous it could be to interact with her directly regarding the nations secrets.
She could penetrate the minds of anyone who came in contact with her.
For Kathy, this happened without effort in regard to those who near to her, either close to her emotionally, or proximate to her in space. The content of their thoughts might pass through her as if she were sifting fine particles from the air.
Her handlers determined to engage her at a distance. The efforts they took in this regard had a positive impact on Kathy’s life. Everything about her circumstances was completely contrived, this much she knew.
The efforts her handlers took allowed her to live a semblance of a normal life.
There were some in the security establishment who argued that she should be killed, that she was too dangerous, and that it was too costly to keep her in the world.
There were powers at the top of the hierarchy who would not hear these recommendations, they argued two things; first, that she was the most prodigious problem solver and analyst the world had ever seen; and second, that they needed to study every aspect of her abilities so that they could document the full range of human potential
Kathy was placed in a small-private college, did research, and wrote. Her handlers thought that distance, and noise were the keys to protecting their secrets, believeing that the more people they placed between Kathy and themselves the more likely it would be that they could shield their intentions and motivations from her
They were wrong, there were few limits to Kathy’s abilities.
#Emergence #SuperShortFiction #365SciFi #OnePagePerDay
Like it, Follow it, Share it!