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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Seven, Catastrophe; Chapter Six, Justification

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 055, Saturday
February 24th, 2018

Chapter Six: Justification

The catastrophe could have been avoided.

The Empire had the technology to control events of this type. Natural disasters could be mitigated, prevented, undone, even harnessed for the benefit of the people, in the same way that similar problems are resolved on other worlds.

The Continuum, and the collective both, craved the impending drama that would come in the aftermath of the destruction. The pique of ruin, was a savory delight for them. They loved to live vicariously in the lives of desperate people. To watch them sacrifice; selflessly or selfishly, they wanted to be in the moment with those people making the hard decisions.

In one place a parent would give up their life for the sake of their child, a husband for the sake of his wife. In another place the man would sell his spouse into slavery, and the parents make a cannibalistic feast of their child’s body.

The more gruesome the decision the more enwrapped the collective would be in it. They could not wait for the moment to arrive. They were ready for it, eager, hungry.

Jim’s planning would cause the Continuum to feel real anguish, real fear, real pain, to feel it full-force. They would pay for the ages of contemptuous tyranny they lorded over the entire Empire. The Continuum would pay with its artificial life, and the Collective, what survived of it, the Collective would have to adjust to a new reality.   

They would participate in the cataclysmic events happening on Earth, in a manner they could not have predicted, had no defense for. Would not be able to respond to it. They would feel it as if they were experiencing it themselves.

Jim told himself this, if the Continuum would have listened to him, this impasse might have been avoided. He told himself this even knowing that it was a lie. It was a justification. He had guided events to this place, had been shaping this moment for millions of years, seeking this opportunity, and now he would deliver it.

He never had any intention of allowing them to escape the fate that he had laid out for them. The only thing they determined was the timing.

The right now, and here it is.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

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





Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 050, February 19th, 2017

Chapter One: Unleashed

The explosion shook the world; everything shifted.

Kathy knew in an instant what it was, what it meant, the sound of the blast echoed back through her memory. She felt it from over a thousand miles away. She felt the fears of those dying, of those about to die, she felt them all around her.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 051, February 20th, 2017

Chapter Two: Channel

Every-thing is one beneath the quantum field.

Everything is entangled like a ball of string.

There was no distance between Earth and HomeWorld, humanity and Continuum.

Jim felt Earth’s psychic pain rushing through the wormhole connecting him to Kathy. More than fear, shock, and panic, the fullness of the human race came through with her.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 052, February 21st, 2017

Chapter Three: Volcano

When the super volcano in Yellowstone Park blew. Most people on earth had no idea of the threat, no idea that such a threat even existed, or what it had done in the past.

Now the disaster was here, and the world was dying, life on the earth was becoming just another layer of clay.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 053, February 22nd, 2017

Chapter Four: Shock

The trillions of persons, individuals comprising the Collective became silent all at once; the consciousness of Continuum became still for the first time ever.

The emptiness swallowed the whole.

Each and every one of them felt the psychic pain, it disoriented them, it shattered them, and they had no defense against the onrush of humanity.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 054, February 23rd, 2017

Chapter Five: Quiet

Jim was the first to recover from the trauma.

The Observer had prepared himself.

He was wracked by the pain flowing through the quantum string connecting the Collective to Kathy.

He was able to let it flow through him, he never lost hold of the center of himself. He was ready when the silence followed.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 055, February 24th, 2017

Chapter Six: Justification

The catastrophe could have been avoided. Natural disasters of this type could be mitigated, as similar problems are resolved on other worlds.

The Continuum craved the impending drama that would come in the aftermath. Now the Collective would feel it full-force.

Together, they would participate in the cataclysm, in a manner they had not foreseen.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 056, February 25th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Undone

With the Continuum in a state of paralysis, it was a simple thing for Jim to assert the force of his individual persona into the command matrix of HomeWorld, thereby dismantling the architecture supporting its defenses.
He took apart both the psychic protections of the collective consciousness, and the military programs of the Central Planet.

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Emergence 2.0
Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Seven, Catastrophe

Collected Chapters

01 Unleashed
02 Channel
03 Volcano
04 Shock
05 Quiet
06 Justification
07 Undone

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Seven, Catastrophe, Collected Chapters



Catastrophe; Part Seven,
Chapter One: Unleashed
Pt. 07, Ch. 01
The explosion shook the world. Kathy felt it from over a thousand miles away, and she felt the fears of those dying.
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Catastrophe; Part Seven,
Chapter Two: Channel
Pt. 07, Ch. 02
Jim felt Earth’s psychic pain through the wormhole connecting him to Kathy; a hit from the other side of the galaxy.
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Catastrophe; Part Seven,
Chapter Three: Volcano
Pt. 07, Ch. 03
The volcano in Yellowstone blew. Most had no idea of the threat. Now the disaster was here, and the world was dying.
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Catastrophe; Part Seven,
Chapter Four: Shock
Pt. 07, Ch. 04
The trillions of persons of the Continuum became silent; all consciousness stilled. Every one felt the psychic pain.
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Catastrophe; Part Seven,
Chapter Five: Quiet
Pt. 07, Ch. 05
Jim was the first to recover from the trauma flowing through the string; connecting them to Kathy. Silence followed.
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Catastrophe; Part Seven,
Chapter Six: Justification
Pt. 07, Pt. 06
The catastrophe could have been avoided; as on many other worlds, but now the Continuum would feel its indifference.
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Catastrophe; Part Seven,
Chapter Seven: Undone

Pt. 07, Ch. 07
As the Continuum was paralyzed; it was a simple thing for Jim to dismantle the architecture supporting its defenses.
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Emergence:
Section One, Jim and Kathy
Part Seven, Catastrophe
Collected Chapters
Section 01, Jim and Kathy
Part 07, Catastrophe
Chapters
01 Unleashed
02 Channel
03 Volcano
04 Shock
05 Quiet
06 Justification
07 Undone
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#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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