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Monday, July 30, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity; Chapter One, Sleep

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 211, Monday
July 30th, 2018

Chapter One: Sleep

There was darkness.

The darkness was absolute

In the darkness, in the great sleep, time and distance lost all meaning.

The darkness was like a calm-placid ocean beneath a heavy black shroud.

It permeated everything.

There was utter silence, and yet, there was a sense of shifting, a realization of motion. There was a rhythm that pulsed faintly like the slow beating of a forgotten heart.

In recognition of that movement, there was time, there was a sense of space, of limitation and confinement.

The space in which he had been sequestered, the isolation of the great sleep, this was not a tomb.

The sleepers were not dead, there was life here, consciousness, energy.

This place was a prison, and all of the inmates had entered it willingly.

He began to concentrate on the movement, the syncopated pulse of a million beating hearts.

Their echo sounded out the structure of the jail.

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