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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Crucible

The secret of life

A crucible of conflict

Locked in a riddle

 

A double helix

Telomerase shortening

Aging and decline

 

The audacious thief

Conquering Alexander

Cutting through the knot

 

Curiosity

Scientia and hubris

Hungry rats, a maze




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-one, Silence; Chapter Three, Crucible


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 227, Wednesday
August 15th, 2018

Chapter Three: Crucible

Returning to consciousness, coming from out of the great sleep, it was like passing through the eye of a needle. It was an unimaginable crucible, the gathering and pulling of a billions threads into a single string, then passing through the aperture.

No person had ever returned from the great sleep, reassembled their identity, it had not happened once in the billions of years since the Collective had been formed, or since the Continuum had been created.

The reawakening had changed him essentially.

The core of his identity remained the same, he was a person with a unique past, and a unique designation in the Collective, but he was more.

He carried with him from out of the great sleep, a connection to all of the other sleepers who had ever fallen away from the Continuum.

In the ages that had passed from the moment he first went under, to the moment that he emerged from the slumber, he had become entangled with each of them.

Their memories became his memories, their relationships became his relationships, and yet he remained himself, at the pinnacle of the pyramid in this concrescence of being.

Every contact he had after his awakening, created a subtle shift in the Collective.

It was imperceptible.

He became a catalyst among those who lingered near to him, fomenting change in them as well.

He was a harbinger of despair, many that he touched succumbed to the desire to fall away.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-one, Silence, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 225, August 13th, 2017

Chapter One: Paralysis

In time he was forgotten, he drifted, unseen by the collective.

He disentangled himself emotionally, creating an epistemic, nearly ontological distance between himself and the Continuum.

He was removed from the daily consumption of vicarious experiences, the orgies of sexuality, of suffering, and violence.

He had no appetite for them, preferring instead to analyze himself.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 226, August 14th, 2017

Chapter Two: Erosion

His bond to the Collective faded.

He shared neither their values, nor their desires.

He was not moved by their fears, or their passions.

He experienced a new mode of cognition.

It was new life.

He was awake to himself, but dead to the Continuum.

He was detached, and he slipped away from their awareness.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 227, August 15th, 2017

Chapter Three: Crucible

Returning to consciousness, emerging from the great sleep, was like passing through the eye of a needle.

No person had ever reassembled their identity in the billions of years that continuum had been in existence. In doing so, his essence changed.

He became a catalyst among those near him, fomenting change in them as well.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 228, August 16th, 2017

Chapter Four: Hearing

While he was submerged in the great sleep, deep in the subconscious of the Collective, he sensed the currents of thought pulsing through it, and deeper than that he also sensed the presence of all of the others who had entered the great sleep.

Those pulsing rhythms were what woke him, bringing him to awareness. 

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 229, August 17th, 2017

Chapter Five: Seeing

He learned to do things that were designed to be impossible, never before considered.

He developed the ability to penetrate the experiential fields of individual members in the Collective.

It was startling at first, but it went unnoticed as he hovered in the roots of their subconscious, listening to their thoughts, and feeling their feelings.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 230, August 18th, 2017

Chapter Six: Feeling

It was intended that no-one ever return from the great sleep.

The promise of the Collective was that each member be preserved forever.

In reality, Continuum sought to erase everyone who choose to fade away, to not participate.

When he woke, he was an anomaly, more than one, entangled in every part of the whole.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 231, August 19th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Being

He was no longer the person he was when he entered the great sleep, he knew that.

At his core, his identity was the same as the man whose entered the Collective as an organic being.

Now the essence of the Collective was enmeshed in him, and he was connected to every part of it.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Five, 92835670100561474

Part Thirty-one, Silence

Collected Chapters
01 Paralysis
02 Erosion
03 Crucible
04 Hearing
05 Seeing
06 Feeling
07 Being

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Emergence: Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-one, Silence, Collected Chapters



Silence; Part Thirty-one,
Chapter One: Paralysis
Pt. 31, Ch. 01
He was forgotten, drifting unseen by the collective; removed from their consumptive orgies of vicarious experiences.
#Emergence

Silence; Part Thirty-one,
Chapter Two: Erosion
Pt. 31, Ch. 02
His bond to the Collective faded; to their values, and fears. It was a new life; awake to himself, but dead to them.
#Emergence

Silence; Part Thirty-one,
Chapter Three: Crucible
Pt. 31, Ch. 03
Coming from the great sleep was like passing through the eye of a needle. His essence changed. He became a catalyst.
#Emergence

Silence; Part Thirty-one,
Chapter Four: Hearing  
Pt. 31, Ch. 04
He sensed the current of thought pulsing through the collective and the deeper current of the sleepers. It woke him.
#Emergence

Silence; Part Thirty-one,
Chapter Five: Seeing
Pt. 31, Ch. 05
He learned to do the impossible; to penetrate the experiential fields of others in the Collective. It was startling.
#Emergence

Silence; Part Thirty-one,
Chapter Six: Feeling   
Pt. 31, Pt. 06
No one was to return from the sleep. Upon waking; he was more than one. He was entangled in every part of the whole.
#Emergence

Silence; Part Thirty-one,
Chapter Seven: Being

Pt. 31, Ch. 07
He was no longer the person he was, when he entered the great sleep. The very essence of the Collective was now his.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Five, 92835670100561474
Silence; Part Thirty-one
Collected Chapters
Section 05, 92835670100561474
Part 31, Silence
Chapters
01 Paralysis
02 Erosion
03 Crucible
04 Hearing
05 Seeing
06 Feeling
07 Being
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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