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

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 357, Sunday
December 23rd, 2018

Chapter Seven: Defeat

The desire to revolt, to change your circumstances, to gain control of the powers and forces that shape the lives of individuals is a constant reality among the lives of people everywhere.

The rebel Observers had dreamt of the destruction of the Continuum for millennia, eons upon eaon. They wanted to be free of it.

They wanted to be free to live and breathe and feel the pulse of the people without the overarching governance of the Continuum and its predatory machinations.

They had formed a fifth column, a cryptic cabal, transmitting their schemes from world to world in the most secretive and carefully held plots. They were slowly moving toward a time when they believed they could put the Continuum on trial, hold it to account, and force a reckoning through the Collective.

Their belief in themselves, their faith in their ability as change agents was naïve.

In reality, everything they did, every plot they hatched, all of it was followed by the Continuum. There were no secrets among them.

The plans they had laid out always ended in ruin.

The Observers believed that each failed coup they engineered was a moment for them to learn, but in reality they were just producing drama for the endless appetite of the Continuum, and the Collective to consume.

Thousands of words had perished as a result of their scheming, and hundreds of their brothers and sisters had disappeared, were erased by the Collective and replaced as members of their rank, without their ever knowing.

Then all of their schemes were usurped by one rogue member.

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