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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Five, Endings; Chapter Six, De Ja Vu

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 041, Saturday
February 10th, 2018

Chapter Six: De Ja Vu

She thought that it was funny.

In all of the years that she had known him, Kathy had never been to Jim’s home.

She thought she knew the reasons. She thought it was because she was always under observation. Jim was aware of that, she knew, and because of that he did not want to draw attention to himself, to their friendship, she believed.

Kathy did not want the people who watched her asking questions about him. She wanted this relationship to be something entirely under her control, and that is why Jim never came to see her where she lived. If he had ever visited her apartment she believed that he would be taken and interviewed by her handlers, and that it might be the last time she ever saw him.

She had always felt that the two of them could have come up with a plan to meet in different places. To travel together if they had wanted, to slip the watchers and be somewhere that they were truly alone.

Jim had eschewed such notions.

Kathy accepted without argument.

She had wanted to see the place where he lived, but unless he was willing, she would not push the issue.

He was an intensely private person, that much was clear.

To her knowledge he had never moved, he had never mentioned it at least.

His apartment was exactly as she had visualized it, scant, bare, Spartan.

He was like an early twentieth century minimalist.

Even though it was what she was expecting, she was nevertheless, shocked by it.

He was an aesthetic.

It was extreme.

It made her uncomfortable.

Everybody needs a little something of color and comfort in their life.

This place where Jim lived was all white, black and gray, cold and metallic.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Five, Endings, Collected Chapters





Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 036, February 5th, 2017

Chapter One: Notice

Kathy knew she would never see Jim again. Though, she was not certain. She felt his passing like a moment of turbulence. When it was over; it was like she was in a vacuum.

She knew he had died before she received the call informing her that his body was found by the flight attendants.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 037, February 6th, 2017

Chapter Two: Anonymous

Jim did not carry ID. He never did. To society at large he barely existed, he left only the smallest of paper trails to define him.

He was off the grid.

There was nothing on his phone to tell anyone who he was, only the record of the calls he had recently made to Kathy.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 038, February
7th, 2017

Chapter Three: Autopsy

The pathologist informed her of the cause of death, catastrophic stroke. An embolism burst in his brain, killing him instantly. Yet, he was in perfect health.

Kathy had no idea why she was the one to receive him.

“Why am I here;” she wondered.

She was the only person the authorities could connect him too.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 039, February 8th, 2017

Chapter Four: Family

Kathy would not have believed it possible, but Jim was more mysterious in death, than he was in life.

She was fascinated by the developments, and full of sadness. All that was fine, except that suddenly she was responsible for his body, she had no idea what he might want her to do with it.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 040, February 9th, 2017

Chapter Five: Finding

It took time, and some detective work.

Given her abilities Kathy was typically able to glean any information she wanted from the people around her, but Jim was a phantom, as much of an enigma in death as he was in life.

When they located his residence, a judge gave Kathy access to the apartment.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 041, February 10th, 2017

Chapter Six: De Ja Vu

In all of the years that she knew him, Kathy had never been to Jim’s home. He was an intensely private person, and to her knowledge he had never moved. Nevertheless, it was exactly as she had visualized it, scant, and bare.

He was a Spartan, an aesthetic. It was extreme. It made her uncomfortable.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 042, February 11th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Memory

There was not a moment of her life that Kathy could not recall; she remembered everything. Her contextualization was holistic, and it was as fast as lightening.

She was perfect.

Now that she was standing in Jim’s apartment, she knew that he had lied to her about a great many things.

She was not surprised.

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Emergence 2.0
Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Five, Endings

Collected Chapters

01 Notice
02 Anonymous
03 Autopsy
04 Family
05 Finding
06 De Ja Vu
07 Memory

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Five, Endings, Collected Chapters


Endings; Part Five,
Chapter One: Notice
Pt. 05, Ch. 01
Kathy knew she would never see Jim again. She knew it before she got the call informing her that his body was found.
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Endings; Part Five,
Chapter Two: Anonymous
Pt. 05, Ch. 02
Jim did not carry ID. There was nothing on his phone that said who he was; only record of the call he made to Kathy.
#Emergence

Endings; Part Five,
Chapter Three: Autopsy
Pt. 05, Ch. 03
The pathologist told her the cause of death; a stroke. An embolism burst in his brain.
“Why am I here;” she wondered.
#Emergence

Endings; Part Five,
Chapter Four: Family
Pt. 05, Ch. 04
Jim was more mysterious in death, than life. Kathy was fascinated; except suddenly she was responsible for his body.
#Emergence

Endings; Part Five,
Chapter Five: Finding
Pt. 05, Ch. 05
It took time, and some detective work. They located Jim’s residence, and a judge gave Kathy access to the apartment.
#Emergence

Endings; Part Five,
Chapter Six: De Ja Vu
Pt. 05, Pt. 06
Kathy had never been to Jim’s home, and he had never moved. It was exactly as she had visualized it; scant and bare.
#Emergence

Endings; Part Five,
Chapter Seven: Memory

Pt. 05, Ch. 07
Kathy remembered everything, her recall was perfect. Standing in Jim’s home, she knew he had lied about many things.
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Emergence:
Section One, Jim and Kathy
Part Five, Endings;
Collected Chapters
Section 01, Jim and Kathy
Part 05, Endings
Chapters
01 Notice
02 Anonymous
03 Autopsy
04 Family
05 Finding
06 De Ja Vu
07 Memory
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