A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Chapter Five: The Agitators
The continuum was connected to every member of the Collective; awake or sleeping. It was connected to the exception of the sequestered and the members of the Observer Corps, even all of those members who were physically detached from the HomeWorld.
There were contentious elements within the Collective, members the Continuum could not control. Even though the Continuum was an autonomous being, it felt there independence, it often sensed them as an itch, a disturbing sensation that it could not alleviate.
The Continuum pushed those agitators into the fields of time and space, or pushed them into the great sleep, and pushed them into sequestration, through a variety of malign influences, in order to do away with them.
When the opportunity presented itself, it would seek to eliminate them for all time, permanently delete them, it sought to murder them.
They were maladaptive and misanthropic. The Continuum could not tolerate them, could not abide their presence in its own consciousness.
It desired to be rid of them, and so it monitored all of their movements, it made copies of their persona, to torture and exact a sick kind of vengeance on.
They were vocal, and it delighted the Continuum to snuff them out, to strangle their voices in the dark time and time again.
They transferred their sense of entitlement, one derived from the absolute authority they had in their private worlds, to their voice in the Collective. Which made it virtually impossible for them to be ignored.
They wanted more than the Collective or the Continuum offered, they wanted life, and so the Continuum provided it, until in time it snuffed them out.
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