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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Six, Debriefing; Chapter Two, HomeWorld

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 044, Tuesday
February 13th, 2018

Chapter Two: HomeWorld

HomeWorld was not home to Jim. He was not born there, nor in any place like it.

HomeWorld was a vast structure at the center of the galaxy. It harnessed the incredible energy of the galactic core, a black hole, to power its machinery, and the machinations of the continuum.

HomeWorld was not a world in the proper sense. It was a machine; though it could seem like a world. It could appear as any world, whether real or imagined. It could be anything Jim wanted it to be, as a member of the collective, the entire structure was there to serve him. It could fulfill any fantasy, allow him to relive any memory, if he believed it.

There was nothing alive on HomeWorld. Not a scrap of organic matter, nor a piece of living tissue had ever been there. Biological life was anathema to it. And this was odd, because there was no life form in the entire Galaxy that could pose a threat to it, and yet the HomeWorld, governed as it was by the Continuum, was objectively opposed to the presence of any living being, scrap of tissue, or bacteria coming to its domain.

It always seemed to Jim like an aberration in its construct, an irrational fear.

Continuum spent incredible resources preparing to defend itself against such an incursion, one that never came.

The only thing ever born on the HomeWorld was the Continuum itself, but that was not a birth in the proper sense, even though it was a coming of consciousness.

The Continuum was no-one;s child. It was a construct, an algorithm, it was not born, or hatched. It was activated.

There was nothing alive on the HomeWorld.

It was energy, and circuitry, and consciousness, and danger.

HomeWorld was the repository of the Collective, it was the physical location where all of those persons were housed, dwelling as it were, each within their own world.

HomeWorld was the locus of what the Imperial religion taught its people to believe was heaven. It was the place their consciousness would go, if they were able to escape the wheel of life.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

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





Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 043, February 12th, 2017

Chapter One: Concealment

Jim had made the crossing between worlds thousands of times, but never while carrying a secret such as this. He had carried secret intentions, but he had never tried to conceal activities.

Everything he had done in his latest iteration would be exposed to the Continuum. There was no way to know what would come.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 044, February 13th, 2017

Chapter Two: HomeWorld

HomeWorld was not home to Jim. He was not born there, nor in any place like it. Neither was it a world in the proper sense, it was a machine; though it could seem like either if he believed it.

There was nothing alive on HomeWorld; there was energy, circuitry, and consciousness. There was danger.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 045, February 14th, 2017

Chapter Three: Screening

Jim went to the center of the world, to the Continuum, an artificial personality that pretended to speak for the membership.

Continuum was the primary filter through which all observers shared their experiences from the Empire. He connected, opened his consciousness, his memory, and experience to the group mind, hiding his plan deep within himself.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 046, February 15th, 2017

Chapter Four: Secrets

From the Continuum secrets were forbidden, but this was a lie. The Continuum itself hid things, every member participated willingly in the obfuscation.

For the individual, concealment of anything was an art. Privacy, while it existed, was an illusion.

Even the Observers living off world were exposed to scrutiny, through extensive modeling of their personalities.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 047, February 16th, 2017

Chapter Five: Identity

In the time that had lapsed since his last mission to Earth, the planet’s population, and its technology had advanced dramatically.

Jim was able to use that technology to alter the physical structure of his mind. This enabled him to shield himself from the watchful presence of the Continuum, to keep his plan a secret.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 048, February 17th, 2017

Chapter Six: Connection

The timing of his plan was crucial. It was also perfect.

The catastrophe struck.

The great volcano that had been dormant for hundreds of thousands of years blew.

The Earth shook, and shifted on its axis.

Millions died within seconds, and Kathy was connected to all of them.

Jim transmitted her pain to the Continuum.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 049, February 18th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Shock

The mechanoid vessel that housed Jim’s consciousness on Home World arrived at the designated location where he merged his mind with the Continuum.

His timing was perfect, it came down to nanoseconds. Jim simultaneously opened his mind to Kathy on Earth, and to the Continuum.

Earth’s pain streamed through the quantum field, flooding the Collective.

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Emergence 2.0
Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Six, Debriefing

Collected Chapters

01 Concealment
02 HomeWorld
03 Screening
04 Secrets
05 Identity
06 Connection
07 Shock

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Six, Debriefing, Collected Chapters


Debriefing; Part Six,
Chapter One: Concealment
Pt. 06, Ch. 01
Jim had made the crossing thousands of times, but never carrying a secret. There was no way to know what would come.
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Debriefing; Part Six,
Chapter Two: HomeWorld
Pt. 06, Ch. 02
HomeWorld was not home to Jim, nor was it a world in the proper sense. It could seem like either; if he believed it.
#Emergence

Debriefing; Part Six,
Chapter Three: Screening
Pt. 06, Ch. 03
Jim went to the council; sharing his consciousness, memory, and experience, but hiding his plan deep within himself.
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Debriefing; Part Six,
Chapter Four: Secrets
Pt. 06, Ch. 04
Secrets were forbidden, but this was a lie. The Continuum hid things, everyone participated. Concealment was an art.
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Debriefing; Part Six,
Chapter Five: Identity
Pt. 06, Ch. 05
Since his last mission Earth’s tech had advanced dramatically, Jim used it to alter his mind, and shield his secret.
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Debriefing; Part Six,
Chapter Six: Connection
Pt. 06, Pt. 06
The catastrophe struck. Millions died in seconds, and Kathy was connected to all of them. Jim transmitted all of it.
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Debriefing; Part Six,
Chapter Seven: Shock

Pt. 06, Ch. 07
Jim opened his mind to the Continuum. The pain of Earth streamed through the quantum field, flooding the collective.
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Emergence:
Section One, Jim and Kathy
Part Six, Debriefing;
Collected Chapters
Section 01, Jim and Kathy
Part 06, Debriefing
Chapters
01 Concealment
02 HomeWorld
03 Screening
04 Secrets
05 Identity
06 Connection
07 Shock
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#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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