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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-seven, Bureaucrat; Chapter Three, Pencil Pusher


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 269, Wednesday
September 26th, 2018

Chapter Three: Pencil Pusher

From doorman to receptionist, from receptionist to stenographer, his celebrity made him in demand.

Everyone wanted to be seen with him, to emulate him.

Bringing him into an office meant exposure and fame for the bosses around him.

Some of those who sought to benefit from their association with him saw their star rise on account that relationship, others were cast down, sometimes catastrophically.

There was no pattern.

He rose up the hierarchy mindfully, still carrying the lessons he learned from years in the rebellion, and years of torture in prison.

Trust no-one, suspect everything, be diligent above all else.

His thoroughness and attention to detail saved him time and time again, it revealed who in his circle was genuinely trying to help him, and who looked toward his downfall.

In his capacity as a stenographer he learned the tiniest details of government. He took memos, he recoded meetings, he was a witness to the bureaucracy on a level that sometimes left him with feelings of vertigo.

The Empire was vast, both in terms of the space it occupied and the minutia that governed it,

The macro-verse and the micro-verse, they became his domain.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-seven, Bureaucrat, Collected Chapters



Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 267, September 24th, 2017

Chapter One: Gatekeeper

He became an image of hope to the ordinary citizen, an example of a life rewarded after incredible suffering.

He was a symbol of re-birth, of clemency and mercy.

Many of his former compatriots were stunned by the turnaround.

It was bewildering.

Some called the whole drama a charade, others hopefully gave up their rebellion.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 268, September 25th, 2017

Chapter Two: Desk Jockey

He was celebrated by the Empire, and Continuum.

His daily life was viewed by adoring fans with fascination.

His comportment was flawless, he fulfilled the expectations of his station with immaculate precision, moving from the lowest order, into a position of authority.

He was beset with challenges, each a test of his poise and wisdom.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 269, September 26th, 2017

Chapter Three: Pencil Pusher

From doorman to receptionist, from receptionist to stenographer, his celebrity made him in demand.

Bringing him into an office meant exposure and fame for the bosses around him.

He rose up the hierarchy mindfully, still carrying the lessons he learned from years in the rebellion, from years of torture in prison.

Trust no-one, suspect everything.

#Emergence #SuperShortFiction #365SciFi #55Words

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 270, September 27th, 2017

Chapter Four: File Clerk

Everyone serving in the bureaucracy underwent periodic reviews.

Without fail, in his yearly review, he was raised up, given more freedom.

He relished it.

The small steps he had taken away from the street made a vast difference in his lifestyle.

He continued to look beyond his station. Toward a life of ease and comfort.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 271, September 28th, 2017

Chapter Five: Monitor

The Empire required and relied on bureaucratic controls.

The vast Imperium utilized monitoring at every conceivable level of the social order.

In time Jim rose to a position in which he reported, and analyzed a wide range of human activities, and behaviors, especially among those rebel groups that he had once been a member of.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 272, September 29th, 2017

Chapter Six: Quality Assurance

His duties were to observe, report, and ensure that the work of government was carried out efficiently; he never once dropped his diligence, not for a moment.

He was tireless, to the letter. His life was completely bent on fulfilling every policy.

He was a living reminder to his peers regarding the necessity of protocol.  

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 273, September 30th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Supervisor

In time he became a chief administrator, and while he appeared to be a man in the prime of his life, those who had been following his career began to realize that he was extremely old, compared to average citizen.

It was noted as a curiosity by other administrators.

They drafted him into military service.

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Emergence 2.0

Section Six, The Empire
Part Thirty-seven, Bureaucrat

Collected Chapters

01 Gatekeeper
02 Desk Jockey
03 Pencil Pusher
04 File Clerk
05 Monitor
06 Quality Assurance
07 Supervisor

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Emergence: Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-seven, Bureaucrat, Collected Chapters



Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter One: Gatekeeper
Pt. 37, Ch. 01
He was an image of hope to the people, an example of a life rewarded after incredible suffering; symbol of re-birth.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Two: Desk Jockey
Pt. 37, Ch. 02
He was celebrated by both the Empire, and Continuum; as he moved from the lowest order into a position of authority.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Three: Pencil Pusher
Pt. 37, Ch. 03
From doorman to receptionist, to stenographer; his celebrity made him in demand. He rose up the hierarchy mindfully.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Four: File Clerk  
Pt. 37, Ch. 04
At his yearly reviews he was raised up, given more freedom. He relished it. He continued to look beyond his station.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Five: Monitor
Pt. 37, Ch. 05
The Empire required controls at every level. In time he rose to a position of reporting on a wide range of activity.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Six: Quality Assurance   
Pt.37, Pt.06
Observe, report, ensure that the work of government is carried out efficiently; he never once dropped his diligence.
#Emergence

Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven,
Chapter Seven: Supervisor

Pt.37, Ch.07
He became a chief administrator. There was no place left for him to rise, so they drafted him into military service.
#Emergence
Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Bureaucrat; Part Thirty-seven
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 37, Bureaucrat
Chapters
01 Gatekeeper
02 Desk Jockey
03 Pencil Pusher
04 File Clerk
05 Monitor
06 Quality Assurance
07 Supervisor
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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