A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Chapter Five: Validating
Jim brought all of the threads he had been weaving for his great-genetic tapestry together in North America, in the United States, which they called the melting pot, in that nations his work came to fruition.
Jim guided its development. It became the indispensable country, wealthy and powerful and a beacon to the world. Its democratic foundation was the antithesis of everything the Continuum stood for, and it infused the people with a mythology, a set or archetypes that conditioned its members to be willing to make incredible sacrifices for the greater good.
It was a place where refugees from all over the world came for the hope of peace and justice, prosperity and advancement, this allowed Jim to watch over both the random interactions that were taking place in the gene pool at an ever increasing rate, as well as giving him access to the best institution where he could conduct his experiments.
It also gave him proximity to the epicenter of the coming disaster, the great caldera volcano lurking at the center of the continent.
When Jim discovered the families he surmised would produce the offspring he had been looking for he inserted himself into their lives as a counselor.
He manipulated them though his agents, preparing them like an artist might prepare a canvas, establishing the material conditions that would bring about the end game he had been seeking.
He waited, he watched…and what he was looking for did not come from the expected quarter.
She came randomly from a discarded thread.
He was delighted about this.
Nature had produced what he had not.
He found that fitting.
Jim thought it was poetic.
They named her Katherine, after the saint and martyr from bygone Alexandria, the patroness of philosophers.
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