A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, April 26th, 2019
Chapter One: The Trillion
The Collective was vast
The Collective was comprised of a trillion persons, each one of them a distinct identity, each ruling their personal-private domain, worlds that were virtually indistinguishable (from their perspective), from the worlds of time and space.
They had god-like powers.
Their culture was despotic, nearly every one of them was driven to extremes of depravity by their long exposure to time, and by boredom. They required extreme experiences, high pitched emotional events, to touch them.
Most of the Collective created the experiences they needed in their private Domaine, drawing inspiration from the living drama unfolding in the Empire for the narrative they lived for, in their private universe of concerns.
Some cared nothing at all for their private domain, forgoing them as mere contrivances, instead they were riveted by the random nature of the lives they followed in the Empire.
As a whole the Collective suffered from systemic malaise, each member was afflicted by a deep seeded narcissism that formed the core of their identity. Their near divinity allowed them to believe that they were indispensable, going so far as to believe that reality itself depended on their existence.
They lived in a bubble.
They influenced the real world through their artificial construct, the Continuum, and to lesser degrees if they chose to become Observers, in all other respects that were as effectual as neutered beasts.
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