Emergence 2.0 – Section Six (a), Rebellion; Appendix Part Eight, Jim, Collected Chapters

Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Friday, December 14th, 2018

Chapter One: Fear

Jim was an intractable critic, perpetually discontent, it was natural to his character.

However, his concerns regarding the Continuum were not rooted in his basic disposition as a malcontent. They were based in his abiding interest for ethics and morals.

He was frightened by the things he witnessed, the Collective was a society of monsters.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Chapter Two: Anger

Jim was angry.

The core of his being was filled with a sharp bitterness over the way the Collective had squandered their existence.

They were a gaggle of voyeurs, feeding their obscene habits like the worst of gluttons, without reflection. They were addicts and he blamed the Continuum for pushing the drug, keeping them sedated.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Chapter Three: Resentment

He was proud.

He had been a member of the team that had constructed the original field of collective consciousness, or so he believed. He entered it himself, together with his family, toward the end of his life.

It did not bring joy.

He resented the role of the Continuum, and its manipulation of it.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Monday, December 17th, 2018

Chapter Four: Idealism

Jim seemed to be a repository of the ideals the Ancient People had abandoned as they joined the Collective and abdicated their responsibilities for self-governance to the Continuum.

He was fiercely independent and strident in the pursuit of justice. He saw this as a matter of personal conviction, a purpose that he had to fulfill.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Chapter Five: Purpose
His objection to the Continuum went beyond indignation, his resolve to destroy it filled him with purpose, a slow burning-smoldering drive to undo the affliction of the Collective.

He was patient.

He knew his plan would have to have two components, to set the Empire free, and then to undo the influence of the Collective.

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Chapter Six: Plan

Jim imagined a way he could slip something into the systems of the Collective, a virus, slip it past the security features of the Continuum when both it and the Collective were exposed and at their most vulnerable.

They had to want to receive what he had to offer. They had to hunger for it.

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Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Chapter Seven: Conspiracy I

He planned a conspiracy and formed a cabal.

He replicated himself over and over again. His fellow conspirator were each a version of himself. Identical to himself, sharing the same freedoms, but each of them subordinating themselves to the cause they shared.

They were connected through the cynergenic field, and they were of one mind.

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Emergence 2.0:
Section Six (a), Rebellion

Appendix Part Eight, Jim

Collected Chapters
01 Fear
02 Anger
03 Resentment
04 Idealism
05 Purpose
06 Plan
07 Conspiracy I

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle; Chapter Four, Mele

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Day 354, Thursday
December 20th, 2018

Chapter Four: Mele

Every soldier knew that certain death awaited them, they were past the point of caring.

They had accepted it.

The expeditionary forces were gallant, remaining calm and poised even as every other ship in their coterie was blown to pieces.

Only a tiny group of senior commanders appeared nervous, those who had something to lose. They were agitated and sweating, everyone except the High Priest, a legendary figure that virtually every soldier worshipped as a living God.

They landed under heavy fire, seemingly led by the volleys of missiles and energy weapons to a specific location.

There was gravity, and there was an envelope of oxygen on the heated metal surface of HomeWorld.

They were expected.

They knew that there was no retreat. They had to advance or perish.

They did both, advancing a little while being slaughtered en masse.

They were met by a myriad of drones as they tread across the lighted surface. A single drone had the power to cut through the shell of a planet, they were more deadly than anything in the imperial armada.

The drones cut the landing power down to a small contingent.

They found their way to a vestibule that led them into the infrastructure of HomeWorld. For a moment they felt safe.

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