A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 188, Saturday
July 7th, 2017
Chapter Six: Psychic
Kathy’s handlers had never considered the concept of an “ordinary psychic.” They were the foremost experts in all things paranormal, and supernatural.
Genuine telepaths were exceedingly rare, but they existed, and when they were discovered every effort was made to bring them into the fold so that their talents could be used for the benefit of the government.
They were coerced if they would not come voluntarily.
In the later 20th century their abilities were tested, analyzed, put to use by spy agencies, and police forces around the world. They were considered to be a vital asset to national security.
They could be very difficult to find. Given the nature of their abilities they were able to see dangers approaching from a long way away.
Most of the world’s psychics were mentally, emotionally and psychologically unstable.
The line between psychic abilities and psychosis was very thin. Schizophrenia and madness were common features among the gifted.
Psychic abilities of any degree were extraordinary.
Kathy’s gifts required a completely different understanding of the range of possibilities.
Every aspect of her life was studied in its most minute detail. With the greatest scrutiny being given to her genetic profile.
Kathy was the most significant subject of scientific inquiry that the world knew nothing about.
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