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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Love Unrequited


Consumed with desire
Driven by the need for love
Down into the pit

Falling endlessly
Lost in pain, under pressure
Crushed by mystery

Absolute zero
Could not stop my broken heart
Burning in the dark

In the hollow night
Heat without light, and breathless
Enshrouded, alone

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Three, Loss and Discovery; Chapter Four, Unrequited

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 025, Thursday
January 25th, 2018

Chapter Four: Unrequited

Jim left a pen behind. He always left something; as if they were little presents just for her.

Kathy stared at the pen, imagining it with all the other things of his she had collected over the years, reassembling them in her mind into an image of him and his personage.

It was as if she were constructing a golem made piece by piece from things he had discarded.

She had always believed that these little items, a pen, a book of matches, a handkerchief, what have you, she had always believed that they told her something about him. As if she could peer into his character through the artifacts, and see the things lying there that she was able to see so clearly in anyone else, but had always remained hidden in Jim.

She thought that each little token might contain a message for her. She was not willing to dispense with this idea, but as she looked at the pen she had another thought, that all of items left by him and gathered by her, that they had no meaning at all, they were just trash. Things Jim had discarded as if they were nothing.

She had the sense that he had now discarded her, had discarded the Earth itself, and was about to throw away his life, dispensing with the world altogether.

Even as Kathy thought these things she knew that she was being morbid. She was getting sucked up into Jim’s despair, she was despairing with him.

Within all of that muck, she also saw that there was purpose and intention in everything Jim was doing. There was something going on aside from the grim fatality that she sensed from him regarding humanity, and the world itself.

Kathy felt as if she had a part to play.

It was a mystery.

The wheels in her head were turning independently, attempting to resolve the riddle.

She sat in silence and allowed her unique gifts to manifest, she contemplated every interaction she had ever had with the most mysterious man she had ever known.

It would take time. 

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Emergence In Fifty-five Words Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Three, Loss and Discovery, Collected Chapters





Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 022, January 22nd, 2017

Chapter One: Watching

Jim said goodbye and left. He was methodical in his bearing; as always. He never looked back.

Kathy followed him with her eyes, when he turned the corner, with her thoughts, which were disturbing. She was never able to read Jim, but today the membrane of consciousness that shielded him form her, it was translucent.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 023, January 23rd, 2017

Chapter Two: Connected

Kathy was with him, locked onto him, looking through his eyes for the first time as he drove away.

She could bond this way with anyone, at any time.

Of all the people she had ever met, Jim alone was a mystery to her. While she was connected to him, she felt his deep despair.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 024, January 24th, 2017

Chapter Three: Portents

Jim projected a profound sense of doom, of danger. It lingered in the vacuum that was left when he departed. The strength of it filled Kathy with unease, as if an event were about to happen that would stop everything.

She looked around and saw the world covered in ashes, with everyone choking for air.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 025, January 25th, 2017

Chapter Four: Unrequited

Jim left a pen behind. He always left something; as if they were little presents just for her.

Kathy stared at the pen, imagining it with all the other things of his she collected, reassembling them in her mind into an image of him; a golem made piece by piece from things he had discarded.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 026, January 26th, 2017

Chapter Five: Impressions

Kathy could not shake the feeling that Jim had wanted to tell her something.

It was oppressive.

Hours passed, and that feeling lingered, it was like a stone laid across her chest, pushing the air out of her. The despair was so strong in him, it was like a vacuum, and she could not breathe.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 027, January 27th, 2017

Chapter Six: Finding

Kathy stayed at her table. She sat by herself, alone in the crowd, concentrating on Jim. She sensed a fragility in him she never had before, had never imagined was possible. With that, she felt it was an omen, a portent, indicating that life as she knew, all life on Earth was about to change.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 028, January 28th, 2018

Chapter Seven: True

Throughout her life, Kathy felt as if the “weight of the world was on her.” She felt it in a unique way, due to the intimate, some had described as “psychic,” connection she had with people near her.

She felt she was “too sensitive,” never suspecting how real, how complete, how all-encompassing those feelings were.

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Emergence:
Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Three, Loss and Discovery
Collected Chapters

01 Watching
02 Connected
03 Portents
04 Unrequited
05 Impressions
06 Finding
07 True

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Three, Loss & Discovery, Collected Chapters



Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter One: Watching

Pt. 03, Ch. 01
Jim left.
Kathy followed him with her eyes, and when he turned the corner; with her thoughts, which were disturbing.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Two: Connected
Pt. 03, Ch. 02
Kathy was with him, looking through his eyes as he drove away. While she was connected to him, she felt his despair.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Three: Portents
Pt. 03, Ch. 03
Jim projected a sense of doom. It lingered as he departed. Kathy was filled with unease; like everything was ending.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Four: Unrequited
Pt. 03, Ch. 04
Jim left a pen. He always left something. Kathy stared; imagining it with the others, reassembling them in her mind.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Five: Impression
Pt. 03, Ch. 05
Kathy felt that Jim wanted to tell her something. Like a stone; it pressed on her, the turbulence of despair in him.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Six: Finding
Pt. 03, Ch. 06
Kathy stayed at her table; sensing a fragility in Jim she never had before. Life as she knew it was about to change.
#Emergence

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,
Chapter Seven: True

Pt. 03, Ch. 07
Kathy often felt the “weight of the world on her;” that she was “too sensitive,” never suspecting how real that was.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section One, Jim and Kathy
Part Three, Loss and Discovery,
Collected Chapters
Section 01, Jim and Kathy
Part 03, Loss and Discovery
Chapters
01 Watching
02 Connected
03 Portents
04 Unrequited
05 Impression
06 Finding
07 True
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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