A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Chapter Six: Action
Jim began to shape plans in his mind and put them to the test.
He discovered he could hide data, in the frequency bandwidth that separated the individual members of the Collective, a place no one would think to look for the presence of whole, cognitively active member of the group mind.
He took steps to divide his consciousness in ways that were forbidden by the Continuum, a self-sequestration that was in violation of his compact with the Collective, in so doing he abandoned his oath to the membership.
They were all versions of himself, all of them holding to the same purpose, though each of them was autonomous, and any one of them could betray him. Nevertheless they were him, and they dutifully posited themselves within those high frequency fields. Looking listening, watching waiting.
He practiced deception, and the obfuscation of it.
He layered his true intentions behind a myriad of masks and false desires. He had to lie in his heart, he had to believe the lies himself.
Prevarication he found, was just another frequency of thought. He could mask it, he became adept at it.
His entire life became a lie, a miasma of falsehoods.
He pursued his intentions in the middle distance, in the space between spaces, he became master of the in between and the up-side down.
He was the ghost in the machine.
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