A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 208, Friday
July 27th, 2018
Chapter Five: A Man Like No Other
Kathy was all nervous energy in the hours before she went to meet him, but on seeing him approach her she immediately began to relax.
She knew that she had never met him, but there were echoes of him throughout the long chain of her inherited memories, not him exactly, but someone like him.
The voices within her were silent, however, and so her memories were just impressions, shadows.
The myopia within her was tantalizing. Why this man, of all men, why was it that she could not summon her powers to glean anything about Jim.
It was intriguing, it caused her to want to learn more.
It was as if he had been present throughout her entire past, but there was no point of intersection where her genetic line crossed his.
Despite the mystery, or perhaps because of it. Kathy found herself at ease with Jim.
The sound of his voice soothed her.
He used patterns of speech, and inflection that leapt into her consciousness as if he were speaking through her ancestry, but he wasn’t.
He shared her personal-historical perspective but he was not a part of the same continuum as she.
That first contact with him was a dream come true for Kathy, she felt a sense of privacy with him that she had never felt before.
The most significant thing about him was that she could not read his mind.
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