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

 

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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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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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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.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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