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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part One, A Private Sorrow; Chapter Six, Insight

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 013, Saturday
January 13th, 2018

Chapter Six: Insight

Jim was pensive.

It was clear to Kathy that he had something to say to her. She sensed it was bad news, for her, for everyone.

If it had been anyone other than Jim, she would have known. He would not have had to say anything.

She could have read his mind.

Jim was unique, she could not read his thoughts.

There had been moments when she felt as if she had a glimpse into his mind.

What she saw and felt in those moments confused her. It was as if he were an alien, but at the same time he was the most grounded being she had ever met. He knew things about the history of the world that only someone with abilities like hers could possibly know, and as far as she knew, or had always believed, she was unique.

There were times when she had to ask herself if she was an alien, but the voices inside her confirmed for her that she was not.

She was human, she was fully human.

Jim gave off a variety of visible signals that told her much about what was going on with him. There were things he had to say to her, things he wanted her to do for him, not at this moment, but in the days ahead.

Something terrible was about to happen.

She felt that Jim had a role for her to play that was vital to some plan he had, a plan he had been working on for a great length of time. He said as much.

She got the sense that she would never see him again after today.

It made her want to retreat within herself and revisit all of those memories she had of Jim, or someone like him, memories that went back thousands of years.

The clues to what he wanted from her were within her.

She had to find them.

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