A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 330, Monday
November 26th, 2018
Chapter One: Threat
It was inconceivable that any force or power could threaten the Empire, the Continuum or the Collective.
They Observers believed that there were no unknowns.
There were millions of Observers living on every one of the million worlds in the Empire, occupying every class, and every station. They were in firm control of the apparatus of government and the most oppressive intelligence gathering system ever conceived of.
They were taken by surprise en masse.
The Observers were the first to sense the impending collapse of the Continuum. They understood that this was an existential threat both to the Collective and to themselves.
Some saw opportunity, but few of those understood how ready the citizens of the Empire were to burn down the Empire.
When the Observers did realize that something significant was happening, they opened their lines of communication to the Home World. Many traversed the distance to the Central System, only to be captured and sequestered, rendered powerless.
Others reacted with the powers they had to protect the Empire and the access points that they each maintained to carry them to home world.
They experienced life on the defensive for the first time.
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