Emergence 3.0 – Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-eight, General; Chapter One, Foot Soldier

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 274, Monday
October 1st, 2018

Chapter One: Foot Soldier

In the post of an agency chief, he enjoyed a life of luxury beyond the grasp of the ordinary pleb, and though the demands on his time had lessened he filled his days with attention to duty, examining and reexamining the reports he was fed from beneath him in the administration.

He was old and he thought this would be the pattern for the rest of his life.

He believed that he had finally arrived at a place where he could use his influence, and management to improve the lives of the people.

He was wrong.

In his tenth year as Planetary Secretary, he received orders to report to a military entrance processing station. The Empire ordered him to service, taking away his hope for a better world.

He did not balk, or look back.

He resigned his office without fanfare or ceremony.

He had no family to say good bye to. He was ninety years old.

He became a soldier, entered a new way of life. He received the blessing of the Temple, and once again his elevation to a higher and different class and caste was met with awe by the audience who followed his story.

He went to war.

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