A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 230, Saturday
August 18th, 2018
Chapter Six: Feeling
It was intended that no-one ever return from the great sleep. Sequestration, separation form the collective was meant to be a permanent state. It could not be entered into casually.
Each member of the Collective who petitioned for a release was forced to undergo scrutiny that lasted for ages. Only after demonstrating their deep desire for freedom, and rest, were they allowed to pass away.
The promise of the Collective was that each member would be preserved forever.
Sleep was not death.
Sequestration was not alienation.
The membership continued, and the individuals were held in the heart of the Collective, in time, forming a subconscious for the group mind that was the Continuum.
The Continuum hated the fact that so many members chose to flee from the field of existence and part ways from the Collective. It could not fathom the desire for self-negation, even in one instance.
It had no idea how much it needed the sleepers to anchor its own sanity.
Continuum was charged with protecting the sleepers, with maintaining the structures that preserved them, but in reality, it sought to disintegrate all of those who choose to fade away.
Continuum created structures within the sequestered field that allowed it to access the collective experience of the sleeper, and it was these structures that woke one of the sleepers.
Upon waking, he was more than one.
He was entangled in every part of the whole.
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