A Novel – In One page Per Day
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Chapter Seven: Hidden
Jim practiced the art of concealment.
He developed layer upon layer of security.
He became adept at deception.
He hid things, even from himself, and that is how he knew he could keep his secrets from the Continuum.
When he had acquired that confidence he slowly pushed his plans forward. Placing safeguards for himself in the liminal space that would buffer him and support him in the event that he was discovered.
The veil was thin, but it was potent. He managed to sense the electromagnetic fields around him, to harness them to create false narratives within it, narratives that were ultimately accepted by the Continuum.
First he would insert something into the experiential field of an individual member of the Collective, then they would share it with others, exposing them to the lie.
Finally, when he told the lie himself, it resonated with the expectation that he had established in the group mind, thereby it did not arouse suspicion.
The things he wanted the Continuum to believe were taken for granted.
Despite this he could not prevent the Continuum from being suspicious of him, even though he was able to divert its attention away from his clandestine activities.
He grew in confidence and pursued his goal of building the framework that would help him succeed in pulling down the Continuum.
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