A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Chapter Six: Creating
The application of genetic science was meticulous.
It was artistry.
Jim created physical markers that would manifest themselves in the characteristics of the gene-pool he was developing. He could tell at a glance whether an individual was a part of one of the control groups he was studying, or an outlier.
There were many markers for every tribe, these guided him; pigmentation, hair color, eye color, the presence or absence of freckled skin; moles and birthmarks, these told him different things.
The Markers helped him map his progress to his signal goal, which was the birth of a human being possessing a mind powerful enough to harness the fullness of humanity, and stable enough to channel all of its raw emotion, the pain and fear that would be caused by the coming cataclysm, to transmit it through the quantum field of the worm hole like an invading host, directly into the Collective, to wield it like a battering ram against the Continuum.
He was a weapon smith practicing a different kind metallurgy.
What he was forging would be the deadliest weapon ever constructed.
He was weaponizing consciousness itself.
It would hit the Collective with the destructive force of a billion stars, or so he told himself when he was thinking of his work in the terms a poet might use, and when he did he realized he had gone far beyond his original mission, the simple elimination of the Collective and the elimination of its Continuum.
He was being shaped by his sojourn on Earth.
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