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Showing posts with label Sleep. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wolf


Your white tooth flashing
Sharp and bright and ravenous
Tearing into flesh

The world is burning
Darkening the day, the haze
Glowing red at night

Dangerous hunger
Predators are joyless
Consuming, the kill

Temporarily
Sated, and wary of sleep
Alive in the wild

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Human


Lost in love, drunk with passion, stumbling

The watcher within waits for the dance, to give form to rhythm

It was a dream, the flight of angels, leaping in the light

A million refractions from the point of a pin

Each ray, a prayer, unbroken in the night

Lost in madness, like Romeo in his cups

Drinking to the dawn, a sweet and bitter potion

Like Tristram and Isolde who met their fate in a cave

Impaled on the bright spikes of desire

They crawled back into the earth to sleep, stirring nevermore

Lost in time, in the clever whispers of the world

Wind tossed and weary like Odysseus, compelled

To eat the lotus, to drink the hemlock, to relinquish all care

Socrates found what he was looking for in the dregs of despair

A longing to hold what cannot be held, to measure the fathomless deep



Monday, July 30, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity; Chapter One, Sleep


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 211, Monday
July 30th, 2018

Chapter One: Sleep

There was darkness.

The darkness was absolute

In the darkness, in the great sleep, time and distance lost all meaning.

The darkness was like a calm-placid ocean beneath a heavy black shroud.

It permeated everything.

There was utter silence, and yet, there was a sense of shifting, a realization of motion. There was a rhythm that pulsed faintly like the slow beating of a forgotten heart.

In recognition of that movement, there was time, there was a sense of space, of limitation and confinement.

The space in which he had been sequestered, the isolation of the great sleep, this was not a tomb.

The sleepers were not dead, there was life here, consciousness, energy.

This place was a prison, and all of the inmates had entered it willingly.

He began to concentrate on the movement, the syncopated pulse of a million beating hearts.

Their echo sounded out the structure of the jail.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 211, July 30th, 2017

Chapter One: Sleep

There was darkness.

It was absolute.

It was like a calm, placid ocean beneath a heavy black shroud.

It was utterly silent, and yet there was a sense of shifting, a movement, a rhythm that faintly pulsed like a slow, forgotten heart.

Isolation was not a tomb, there was life here.

It was a prison.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 212, July 31st, 2017

Chapter Two: Awakening

He awoke in the dark place of a complex algorithm, where his consciousness had been sequestered.

It was absolutely dark, without sensory input.

He inhabited a quantum field.

He awoke in the wave like currents of all the others who had been sequestered, and all of those who entered the continuum, immediately falling into oblivion.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 213, August 1st, 2017

Chapter Three: The Collective

He could feel the Collective pressing in on him, surrounding, permeating his consciousness. Yet, his distinctiveness was intact.

He was connected to the whole, and fully individuated at the same time, it was a phenomenon that the Continuum had never reported.

His consciousness was a type of singularity, unique in the history of the Collective.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 214, August 2nd, 2017

Chapter Four: Remembering

Upon awakening Jim remembered.

He recalled his life before he succumbed to the great sleep.

He remembered life before the Continuum.

He remembered everything he had ever been.

He felt a great sense of loneliness, of distance between himself and the Collective.

He came to see the Continuum a tragedy.

He began to make plans.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 215, August 3rd, 2017

Chapter Five: Primordial-Self

Differentiation begins with the desire to continue.

This is true at the most basic level, with the simplest forms of organic life, just as it is true of the most advanced.

Self-conscious beings differentiate themselves as individuals apart from their tribes. They are not merely members of the collective.

I am I, is the way.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 216, August 4th, 2017

Chapter Six: Id

A drive was building in the depths of his consciousness, a drive to taste, and to see, to feel the touch of flesh, of wind, and heat, to hear music, which he barely remembered.

He wanted to smell the loamy scent of soil.

He wanted life, even with its pains, its ailments, and its inconveniences.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 217, August 5th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Ego

From great deep-sleep in the great deep-dark, sequestered in the undulating ocean of the Collective’s pre-consciousness he awoke.

He was recognized.

The Collective saw him as a lost brother, reborn.

He became an object of fascination.

His re-emergence was unique.

For a period of time the Collective was in awe of him.

They studied him.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Five, 92835670100561474

Part Twenty-nine, Identity

Collected Chapters
01 Sleep
02 Awakening
03 The Collective
04 Remembering
05 Primordial-Self
06 Id
07 Ego

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Emergence: Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity, Collected Chapters



Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter One: Sleep
Pt. 29, Ch. 01
There was darkness; a placid ocean under the black shroud. Silent, yet shifting; it pulsed like the forgotten heart.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Two: Awakening
Pt. 29, Ch. 02
He awoke in the dark place where his consciousness was sequestered; awoke in the current of all the others with him.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Three: The Collective
Pt. 29, Ch. 03
He could feel the collective pressing in on him; sensing his own distinctiveness in a way that no one else ever had.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Four: Remembering  
Pt. 29, Ch. 04
As he awoke Jim remembered; his life before the great sleep, before Continuum. He remembered everything. He planned.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Five: Primordial-Self
Pt. 29, Ch. 05
Differentiation begins with the desire to continue; as an individual, not merely a member of the collective. I am I.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Six: Id   
Pt. 29, Pt. 06
A drive was building in the depths of his self; to taste, and to see, to feel the touch of flesh, of wind, and heat.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Seven: Ego

Pt. 29, Ch. 07
From sleep in the deep-dark, undulating ocean of pre-consciousness he awoke, was recognized; a lost brother, reborn.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Five, 92835670100561474
Part Twenty-nine, Identity
Collected Chapters
Section 05, 92835670100561474
Part 29, Identity
Chapters
01 Sleep
02 Awakening
03 The Collective
04 Remembering
05 Primordial-Self
06 Id
07 Ego
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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