A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 190, Monday
July 9th, 2018
Chapter One: A Place in the World
As she advanced in her skills and gained control of her powers, Kathy’s sensitivity to the motives of those around her became profound.
The intentions of the analysts who questioned her were an open book. She had to develop new skills to keep herself from prying into the lives of anyone she was near.
She did not want to know about the private lives of every person that she met, their fears, their hopes, their anxieties, and their lusts.
Those things were disturbing to Kathy, she did not want any part of them.
She reported on how easy it was for her to read anyone she spoke to. She did not tell them that she could read people from miles away, if she concentrated.
She told them the types of things they wanted to hear about her abilities.
She told them just enough to give them the feeling that they could control their encounters with her.
Millions of dollars were spent to mask the thoughts and intentions of the people who had to interact with Kathy on a daily basis.
Even though these efforts were mostly connected to secrecy and national security, they were also meant to foster in Kathy a sense of belonging, and community, which they did with ever increasing difficulty.
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