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Showing posts with label Addiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Addiction. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Addiction


Abandoned and all alone
Wracked by pain, and wickedness
Abysmal and devouring

The am hungry for deceit
The consummation of nothingness
The enticement of illusion

Clutching at desire
A hollow feast for the starving spirit
Falling with the fallen  

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Two, The Continuum; Part Ten, The Hunger; Chapter Seven, Addiction


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 077, Sunday
March 18th, 2018

Chapter Seven: Addiction

The Collective was a society of psychic and emotional vampires living vicariously off of the Empire. Both it, and the Continuum which it spawned were parasitic, feeding off the lives and experiences, the joy and the trauma of trillions of people.

The Collective, both as individuals and in the whole, as the Continuum, consumed the delights and the tragedies of a Million worlds. Without which it had no substance, no meaning, and no purpose.

While it was true that the members of the Collective were an inward looking people, over the course of billions of years it had also become clear that it required a constant stream of new datum to absorb. Without real stimuli from actual people caught in the struggles of real life, the membership was prone to catatonia.

It would atrophy, giving way to entropy, and dissolution.

The Collective was a society of ghosts. It did not have to be this way. The membership had the means to leave the quantum field that held them together in its perpetual embrace. Only a tiny fraction ever did.

The collective wanted what it wanted and experienced no ethical dilemma in the pursuit of those desires.

The Continuum made sure that the body was fed.

Both agencies saw the galactic Empire, and everyone in it as chattel, as property, as less than that.

The hopes of the Imperial citizens, from the lowest to the highest were absolutely meaningless. Or, more accurately, they only had meaning insofar as they were of value to at least one member of the Collective, witnessed by the Continuum and stored in its vacuous memory. The Continuum would gladly burn the whole thing down if it provided the requisite level of drama for the members. 

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Two, The Continuum; Part Ten, The Hunger, Collected Chapters





Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 071, March 12th, 2017

Chapter One: Malaise

There had been periods of time spanning eons wherein the continuum was silent. The membership was quiet, they were uncommunicative, and merely watching. The Continuum as a whole could become consumed by time’s passage. They waited for something significant to happen, for something to change in their lives, and the worlds that comprised their Empire.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 072, March 13th, 2017

Chapter Two: Fascination

There is a pervasive curiosity in the Continuum.

The Continuum, and its membership individually, are endlessly curious about the myriad cultures of their offspring, a consumptive curiosity.

The Continuum had a morbid fascination with extreme emotions and sensations. Pleasure, fear, pain, hope, it fed on these as if there was no other source of sustenance. 

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 073, March 14th, 2017

Chapter Three: Apathy

The Collective had no sense of time, or its place among the stars, spending as much in the past as the present, or in realms of fantasy.

Time’s passage was represented by markers. A moment was only a location on a map.

The Collective was the center of everything, believing that nothing could harm it.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 074, March 15th, 2017

Chapter Four: Control

The Continuum governed every aspect of the empire, leaving nothing to chance, cultivating language, and rituals, in an oppressive drama.

It ruled the people absolutely, and pitted them against each other at every opportunity.

It filled the galaxy like a hungry God, devouring their experiences, passing it to the Collective, who starved for something new.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 075, March 16th, 2017

Chapter Five: Taboo

For the Continuum, the lived experiences of all people, of every world in the galactic empire, were fodder for consumption. They fulfilled its need to feel, and to be something. They gave substance to the imaginative fantasies of the members.

Intervention in the development of the worlds was the only taboo; it was frequently broken.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 076, March 17th, 2017

Chapter Six: Domination

The Continuum feared that its progeny would find a path to their own immortality, that they would no longer rely on the hope that the religious structures the Continuum had built for them provided.

This potential was always crushed, the technology always denied them.

There could never be a Collective mind apart from its own.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 077, March 18th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Addiction

The Continuum was a psychic vampire, living vicariously, feeding off the lives and experiences of trillions of people.

The Collective, both as individuals, and as the Continuum, consumed the delights and the tragedies of millions of worlds, without which it had no substance, no meaning, and no purpose.

The collective was a society of ghosts.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Two, The Continuum

Part Ten, The Hunger

Collected Chapters

01 Malaise
02 Fascination
03 Apathy
04 Control
05 Taboo
06 Domination
07 Addiction

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pain (A Haiku Quintet)



Endorphins churning
The body learning to love
Pain and its release

Induction of heat
An erotic addiction
Bodies in motion

Questing for pleasure
For love’s bright sequence
Sound and motion, lift

The body perspires
Sighs, and cries in abandon
Chains of addiction

Endorphins churning
An induction of passion
Sleep and its release