A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Chapter Five: Purpose
Like any other individual Jim was not immune to the allure of the ego, the super-ego and the appetites of the id.
His sense of purpose and his commitment to mission went beyond the categories of want and need, he believed he had been selected to visit justice on the unjust. He never attempted to answer the question of where his mandate came from.
He simply believed the mandate was real, and he kept that belief in front of him like a lantern shining in the night.
His objection to the Continuum went beyond indignation, his resolve to destroy it filled him with purpose, defined it, conditioned it, His purpose was like a slow-burning, smoldering drive just waiting to be stoked into a blazing fire to undo the affliction the Collective had wrought on the galaxy and the trillions of people living out their brief lives within the boundaries of the Empire and under the aegis of the Continuum.
He was patient.
He watched and he waited until he found the opportunity to bring his vision to fruition. He found it in a faraway place, on a little blue-green world, caught in the orbit of a yellow sun.
It was Earth, a world that was unique to his experience. It was one in a million, and the jewel of the galaxy,
He knew his plan would have to have three components: to destroy the Continuum to wipe it out, to set the Empire free allowing the people to determine their own destiny, and to undo the influence of the Collective from the worlds of Time and Space
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