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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-five, Abnormal; Chapter Four, Institutionalized


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 186, Thursday
July 5th, 2018

Chapter Four: Institutionalized

The people who took over Kathy’s care were good people, by and large. It had taken years for them to identify just who among the dozens of tutors and doctors they had consulted with, could be trusted to look out for Kathy’s interests, instead of their own.

Kathy’s imprimatur was key to the selection process. She knew that her parents were preparing to leave her, she understood their motivations.

This made her sad, this made her angry, but she understood.

She used her abilities to narrow their choices, and to affirm them

Then she said goodbye to them.

It took a great deal of time for Kathy’s proctors, her selected panel of advisors to find a place for her. She knew what motivated them as well. Their self-interest was apparent, but it was not a dominant factor in their search, and their decision making.

For the most part, they merely wanted to discharge their responsibility to Kathy in an expeditious manner.

When they found a place for her, they told her it was a home for prodigies, gifted youngsters.

They believed it, for the most part, even though they knew the truth, they knew that the home was a front for the National Security Establishment.

They also knew it was safe

It was the safest place they could possibly imagine, but those who had been entrusted to help Kathy, had betrayed her, and to some degree her parents knew it.

Kathy accepted it all, just as they voices within her moved her to do.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

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




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 183, July 2nd, 2017

Chapter One: School

When she was five years old, instead of beginning kindergarten, Kathy’s parents placed her in a private tutelage. They took this step because they were continuously unnerved by her manners.

They were afraid of her, and they feared for her.

They were desperate to help her, and eager to be released from their parental obligations.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 184, July 3rd, 2017

Chapter Two: Testing

The behavior of every tutor Kathy’s parents contracted to teach her fell into a pattern they learned to dread.

At first they were delighted, then scared.

They tested her, wrote about, and then they sought to exploit her.

Every one of them was convinced that the fate of the world hinged on learning her secrets.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 185, July 4th, 2017

Chapter Three: Sequestered

By her tenth birthday; Kathy’s parents decided to forego tutors.

They put her in the care of doctors, and clergy, people with a broader commitment to supernal values.

They entrusted them to guard her education.

Kathy was alone, she was not a child, she had no parents.

She was a patient; the subject of fascination.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 186, July 5th, 2017

Chapter Four: Institutionalized

It took a great deal of time for Kathy’s proctors and advisors to find a place for her.

When the did, they told her it was a home for prodigies, gifted youngsters, but it was a front for National Security.

It was safe. Only those who had been entrusted to help her, had betrayed her.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 187, July 6th, 2017

Chapter Five: Experiment

Kathy read, she listened, watched.

She engaged all of her senses in the act of probing her memories.

She studied, took tests, and she was tested, probed, examined by her proctors for the limits of her knowledge.

There were many occasions when she was unaware of what was transpiring, but she learned to see patterns.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 188, July 7th, 2017

Chapter Six: Psychic

Kathy’s handlers had never considered the concept of an “ordinary psychic.”

Genuine telepaths were exceedingly rare, but they existed.

In the later 20th century their abilities were tested, analyzed, put to use by spy agencies and police forces around the world.

Psychic abilities of any degree were extraordinary.

Kathy’s gifts required a completely different understanding.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 189, July 8th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Think Tank

Kathy’s moods normalized as she grew older, and adjusted to the reality of her differences.

She found resources in her memory to guide her in the development of self-control.

Her gift for analyzing data grew exponentially.

Institutions formed around her, access to Kathy was more valuable to national intelligence than access to the fastest super-computer.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-five, Abnormal

Collected Chapters
01 School
02 Testing
03 Sequestered
04 Institutionalized
05 Experiment
06 Psychic
07 Think Tank

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Emergence: Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-five, Abnormal, Collected Chapters



Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter One: School
Pt. 25, Ch. 01
At age five Kathy’s parents placed her in a private tutelage. They were unnerved by her manners, and feared for her.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Two: Testing
Pt. 25, Ch. 02
All of Kathy’s tutors had a pattern; first delighted, then scared. They tested her, wrote about, then exploited her.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Three: Sequestered
Pt. 25, Ch. 03
At age ten, Kathy was not with tutors, but with doctors, and clergy entrusted to guard her education. She was alone.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Four: Institutionalized  
Pt. 25, Ch. 04
It took time to find a spot for Kathy; a home for prodigies, a front for National Security, a betrayal. It was safe.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Five: Experiment
Pt. 25, Ch. 05
Kathy read, listened, watched. She studied; took tests and was tested, probed, examined for limits of her knowledge.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Six: Psychic   
Pt. 25, Pt. 06
Kathy’s handlers had not considered the term “ordinary psychic.” The depth of her gift required that classification.
#Emergence

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,
Chapter Seven: Think Tank

Pt. 25, Ch. 07
Kathy’s moods normalized with age. Her gifts with analyzing data grew exponentially. Institutions formed around her.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-five, Abnormal
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 25, Abnormal
Chapters
01 School
02 Testing
03 Sequestered
04 Institutionalized
05 Experiment
06 Psychic
07 Think Tank
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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