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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-two, Abnegation; Chapter Three, Nothing


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 234, Wednesday
August 22nd, 2018

Chapter Three: Nothing

The entire Collective deliberated his fate for a period of ages. It ruminated over the questions brought about, both by his return from the great sleep, and his later reclusiveness, which led to his ability to violate the private worlds of the other members.

It was a time of trial. In it, all of his actions, both before and after his time in the great sleep, everything he had ever said or done was exposed before the membership.

For a long time it seemed as if the prevailing opinion of the Collective was to destroy him. But there was something about the issuance of a death sentence against one of the members that did not sit well with them.

If one of them could be terminated, it was possible for any of them to be terminated. This caused fear to well up inside the Collective every time they came close to making this decision.

He was not allowed to speak for himself or offer any kind of defense. The Collective was not interested in a rationale for his behavior.

He was isolated, sequestered, cut off, blocked by the most powerful electromagnetic field the Continuum had ever generated

There was silence, darkness, and emptiness all around him. The gulf between him and everyone else was so vast that he had no sense for what might be on the other side of it, if anything at all.

Nothing in his entire existence had prepared him for that.  

It was an extreme form of torture, isolation.

The Continuum delighted in observing him in this state, in cycle after cycle it continuously pushed the membership to merely eliminate him.

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