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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Three, Loss and Discovery; Chapter Two, Connected

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 023, Tuesday
January 23rd, 2018

Chapter Two: Connected

Kathy was with him, locked onto him. She was looking through his eyes for the first time ever, she was sharing his consciousness, even as he got into his car and drove away.

Kathy could bond this way with anyone, at any time, but never before with Jim.

He was unique. 

Of all the people she had ever met, Jim alone was a mystery to her. In that moment she became connected to him, she felt his deep despair.

It frightened her.

She would never have guessed that he was afflicted with such powerful emotions. He was so very cool, and calm. He always appeared collected.

Never once in all their years of talking, never once did he let his composure slip. Jim was the epitome of self-control.

She followed him as he drove across town in his black vintage car, the Ford Galaxy. She soaked up all the things he was looking at, the objects, the people, the cars moving on the freeway.

She was barely in touch with him in that time. Kathy was not able to merge with the flow of his thinking, if he was thinking at all. She could not penetrate his memories.

She was merely seeing the world through his eyes, experiencing it thorough his senses, and feeling the powerful emotions emanating from deep inside him.

She was still with him when he parked his car at the airport, when he pulled his stylish briefcase from the trunk. She was still following him when he used some mysterious credentials to bypass every point of security and breeze through the gates.

He boarded a plane ahead of every other person. He sat alone in the first class cabin after stowing his briefcase beneath the seat.

She sensed a calm returning to him, as she did she felt her connection to Jim become untenable. She could not hold it any longer.

She was tuned out.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Emergence In Fifty-five Words Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Three, Loss and Discovery, Collected Chapters





Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 022, January 22nd, 2017

Chapter One: Watching

Jim said goodbye and left. He was methodical in his bearing; as always. He never looked back.

Kathy followed him with her eyes, when he turned the corner, with her thoughts, which were disturbing. She was never able to read Jim, but today the membrane of consciousness that shielded him form her, it was translucent.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 023, January 23rd, 2017

Chapter Two: Connected

Kathy was with him, locked onto him, looking through his eyes for the first time as he drove away.

She could bond this way with anyone, at any time.

Of all the people she had ever met, Jim alone was a mystery to her. While she was connected to him, she felt his deep despair.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 024, January 24th, 2017

Chapter Three: Portents

Jim projected a profound sense of doom, of danger. It lingered in the vacuum that was left when he departed. The strength of it filled Kathy with unease, as if an event were about to happen that would stop everything.

She looked around and saw the world covered in ashes, with everyone choking for air.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 025, January 25th, 2017

Chapter Four: Unrequited

Jim left a pen behind. He always left something; as if they were little presents just for her.

Kathy stared at the pen, imagining it with all the other things of his she collected, reassembling them in her mind into an image of him; a golem made piece by piece from things he had discarded.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 026, January 26th, 2017

Chapter Five: Impressions

Kathy could not shake the feeling that Jim had wanted to tell her something.

It was oppressive.

Hours passed, and that feeling lingered, it was like a stone laid across her chest, pushing the air out of her. The despair was so strong in him, it was like a vacuum, and she could not breathe.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 027, January 27th, 2017

Chapter Six: Finding

Kathy stayed at her table. She sat by herself, alone in the crowd, concentrating on Jim. She sensed a fragility in him she never had before, had never imagined was possible. With that, she felt it was an omen, a portent, indicating that life as she knew, all life on Earth was about to change.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 028, January 28th, 2018

Chapter Seven: True

Throughout her life, Kathy felt as if the “weight of the world was on her.” She felt it in a unique way, due to the intimate, some had described as “psychic,” connection she had with people near her.

She felt she was “too sensitive,” never suspecting how real, how complete, how all-encompassing those feelings were.

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Emergence:
Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Three, Loss and Discovery
Collected Chapters

01 Watching
02 Connected
03 Portents
04 Unrequited
05 Impressions
06 Finding
07 True

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Three, Loss & Discovery, Collected Chapters



Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter One: Watching

Pt. 03, Ch. 01
Jim left.
Kathy followed him with her eyes, and when he turned the corner; with her thoughts, which were disturbing.
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Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Two: Connected
Pt. 03, Ch. 02
Kathy was with him, looking through his eyes as he drove away. While she was connected to him, she felt his despair.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Three: Portents
Pt. 03, Ch. 03
Jim projected a sense of doom. It lingered as he departed. Kathy was filled with unease; like everything was ending.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Four: Unrequited
Pt. 03, Ch. 04
Jim left a pen. He always left something. Kathy stared; imagining it with the others, reassembling them in her mind.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Five: Impression
Pt. 03, Ch. 05
Kathy felt that Jim wanted to tell her something. Like a stone; it pressed on her, the turbulence of despair in him.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Six: Finding
Pt. 03, Ch. 06
Kathy stayed at her table; sensing a fragility in Jim she never had before. Life as she knew it was about to change.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Seven: True

Pt. 03, Ch. 07
Kathy often felt the “weight of the world on her;” that she was “too sensitive,” never suspecting how real that was.
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Emergence:
Section One, Jim and Kathy
Part Three, Loss and Discovery,
Collected Chapters
Section 01, Jim and Kathy
Part 03, Loss and Discovery
Chapters
01 Watching
02 Connected
03 Portents
04 Unrequited
05 Impression
06 Finding
07 True
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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