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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-eight, Encounter; Chapter Three, Conversation


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 206, Wednesday
July 25th, 2018

Chapter Three: Conversation

The day began like any other.

It was Sunday.

Kathy woke up, did yoga, meditated.

She prepared her coffee, and a piece of toast for breakfast.

She was looking through her task list for the week, planning her research.

Then the phone rang, and she had not had the slightest premonition of it.

The phone rang, and rang. Kathy was somewhat startled and slightly paralyzed

She allowed the phone to continue ringing, she though it must be a wrong number, but they did not give up.

She lifted the receiver from the cradle.

She said, “hello.”

The man who spoke to her, spoke in a language that had been dead for millennia, there was no one other than her who even knew this language existed.

She had no trouble with it. She knew this must be the person who had sent her the letter, the same person who was attempting to wrap her in the cloak of conspiracy.

Her heart began to race, and skip; for the first time since she was an infant, she was not alone, and yet, she was slightly disturbed by his presence on the other end of the line.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-eight, Encounter, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 204, July 23rd, 2017

Chapter One: Watched

Kathy began to feel something strange and unfamiliar.

She felt as if she was being followed by someone, and she was used to being followed, but this time she was being followed by a man who was not connected to the agencies she worked with.

His face evoked powerful memories.

She could not read him.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 205, July 24th, 2017

Chapter Two: Correspondence

Kathy ignored the fact that the letter in her box was not stamped or metered.

Its arrival was unexpected.

She was delighted.

There was a mystery in front of her, she did not have a clue where it might lead.

She peeled the envelope open, took out its contents, and read it, entering into conspiracy.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 206, July 25th, 2017

Chapter Three: Conversation

The phone rang. The man who spoke to her, spoke in a language that had been dead for millennia.

Her heart began to race, and skip. For the first time since she was an infant, she was not alone, and yet, she was slightly disturbed by his presence at the other end of the line.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 207, July 26th, 2017

Chapter Four: Meeting

They met at a café Kathy frequented, a busy place.

Kathy liked crowds.

The more people around her, the easier it was for her to allow the psychic chatter of each individual to blend together as background noise.

She felt safe.

It was a place where it was not unusual for strangers to sit together.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 208, July 27th, 2017

Chapter Five: A Man Like No Other

Kathy was at ease with Jim.

The sound of his voice soothed her.

He used patterns of speech, and inflection that leapt into her consciousness as if he were speaking from her memories.

That first contact with him was a dream.

The most significant thing about him was that she could not read his mind.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 209, July 28th, 2017

Chapter Six: Desire

Meeting Jim, it was the first time she had ever encountered a human being who she could not fathom in an instant, and all she wanted to do was to be absorbed by him, to lose herself in him, as everyone she had ever met was lost in her.

She felt distinct.

She felt desire.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 210, July 29th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Jim

Being with Jim, Kathy felt peace, and comfort.

She was like a child with her father.

His mind was still. He was utterly opaque.

She knew that he was an ancient person, an alien, an anomaly, and yet nevertheless human.

He was not like her, he was something different, and she loved him without question.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-eight, Encounter

Collected Chapters
01 Watched
02 Correspondence
03 Conversation
04 Meeting
05 A Man Like No Other
06 Desire
07 Jim

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Emergence: Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-eight, Encounter, Collected Chapters



Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter One: Watched
Pt. 28, Ch. 01
Kathy felt she was being followed by a man who was not connected to the agency. His face evoked powerful memories.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Two: Correspondence
Pt. 28, Ch. 02
Kathy ignored the fact that the letter in her box was not stamped or metered. She read it; entering into conspiracy.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Three: Conversation
Pt. 28, Ch. 03
The phone rang, the man spoke to her in a language dead for 2,000 years. Her heart raced; knowing she was not alone.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Four: Meeting  
Pt. 28, Ch. 04
They met at a café that Kathy frequented. It was a busy place, and it was not unusual for strangers to sit together.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Five: A Man Like No Other
Pt. 28, Ch. 05
Kathy was at ease with Jim; his soothing voice, she came right out of her memories, and she could not read his mind.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Six: Desire   
Pt. 28, Pt. 06
It was the first time; she encountered a human she could not fathom, all she wanted to do was absorb herself in him.
#Emergence

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,
Chapter Seven: Jim

Pt. 28, Ch. 07
Kathy felt peaceful, and comforted; being with Jim. His mind was still. He was an ancient person, and she loved him.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-eight, Encounter
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 28, Encounter
Chapters
01 Watched
02 Correspondence
03 Conversation
04 Meeting
05 A Man Like No Other
06 Desire
07 Jim
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A 1:00 a.m. Conversation with the Poet Baudelaire

M:        Charles! I am surprised to find you here…asleep. Wake up!

B:        I was feeling content to stay in my room today.

M:        Are you drunk!

B:        I had been drinking.

M:        I thought that; at last, when I found you; I would find you drunk; not asleep in your room.

B:        Did you say womb?

M:        I said room.

B:        But it feels more like a womb. It is warm, and dark in here, and cold outside.  The streets are full of slush, rivulets of snowmelt and filth. I was safe in my dreaming; dreaming of temptation, delightful and promising.

I was too cowardly to accept a devils’ offer, afraid of losing myself in a bargain for fame, for a place in the world. Now you are here, with your admiration. I wish you would go. Do not offer me any part of that world out there; a world that made me famous, respectable, to spite me.

I never meant for you to take me seriously. I never knew that time would wound me so.

I think you belong outside. I will meet your cold-consuming stare from my window. That hungry gaze, belongs in the frozen world; out there.

Leave me in here, leave my room.

M:        Your room, this cozy room, this in-between place; that is neither ditch nor palace, though more the former than the latter.

I would hardly call it warm, though I can see from the notes on your desk that the ink in your jar is fluid enough to write with.


B:        What do you know of flowing ink? That ink is my elixir, I would drink it if I could. It is the distillation of my heart, the liquor of my soul; an intoxicant that flows from me rather than into me, like wine and wormwood it has poisoned me; made me a wretched hero in the eyes of the world.