A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 224, Sunday
August 12th, 2018
Chapter Seven: Remnant
Jim was a curiosity. He remained so until each and every member of the Collective had connected with him, touched his experience, satisfied themselves with what they learned and then moved on.
He was treated as a curiosity, even though he was a full member, none of his rights or privileges had been curtailed, he had full access to the group mind, he was a full part of the Continuum, he had his own private world, and he had complete access to the Empire.
Nevertheless, he was out of synch with the Collective.
He did not exercise all of his rights.
He did not return to his private world.
After his initial contact with the members of the Collective, he did not share his thoughts and feelings with the group, if he could help it.
He did not revel in the same drama.
He was set apart, a fragment of history, coming from an epoch most considered to be without relevance, if they remembered or considered it all.
Most of the members did not recall the time before the Continuum, it was as if those memories were being carefully edited out of the common experience.
It was as if history was being rewritten.
He concerned himself mostly with the Empire, with real events in the actual galaxy, and with the ways his fellows internalized those struggles.
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