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Monday, December 17, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle; Chapter One, Evasion

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 351, Monday
December 17th, 2018

Chapter One: Evasion

There was a hum and a flash across every station monitoring HomeWorld.

When the energy weapons on the Central Planet powered up, it was instantly detected by the fleet commanders, and they separated from one another in patterns that had been ingrained in them through their training over years and centuries, in the cases of some of the Observers, over millenia.

Jim knew the patterns well, he could see them clearly.

As each ship in the fleet moved away from every other, and away from the awesome power of its firing solution; of lasers and photo cannons and of particle-beam accelerators, they flew directly into the path of the projectiles that they could not see.

They were taken at unawares.

Stealth missiles covered every other vector that the energy weapons did not. They came at them from all directions from munitions batteries near and far that were deployed throughout the Central System.

The defenses located on the HomeWorld itself were the least of their concerns.

There was no place for them to flee, they took the barrage in dismay watching all of their hopes go up in flames.

They could not evade the onslaught.

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