Observation – February 5th, 2020, Wednesday

It is chilly outside, but not cold for February

The sun is shining through a cloud filled sky

Pale patches of blue speak of an early spring

Kitty is sleeping by the window as I write

I am listening to the news, it is a sad day

Donald Trump is to be acquitted of his crimes

America has become a lawless place, maybe

It always was a place of deep divisions

Where the laws are applied differently

On behalf of the rich and against the poor

Maybe nothing has changed at all, America

Is just naked now, reveling in all its flaws

Existentialist Dreaming

I was dying, my rationale for life, crumbling
Like a sad relic

I had no purpose, no choices to make, vacuous
There was nothing left

The deprivation came, there would be no changing
To affect my world

Just being, aware of my person, self
Simplicity, self

Without volition, I was hopelessly fettered
Helpless in bondage

Without sensation, Omnes nihil est, the void
The plane of limbo

With no memories, no connection to my past
The dynamic act

The exchange of movement, positive impression
Shaping forms and hues

Indistinct and empty, adrift in thought, in hell
Without pain, only time

Enduring it, like falling sand slipping through the
Hourglass, frictionless

I woke-up in shock, cold light washing over me
I was terrified

Overjoyed, I was when the doctor said to me
The cryonics worked

Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-two, Abnegation; Chapter Three, Nothing

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 234, Wednesday
August 22nd, 2018

Chapter Three: Nothing

The entire Collective deliberated his fate for a period of ages. It ruminated over the questions brought about, both by his return from the great sleep, and his later reclusiveness, which led to his ability to violate the private worlds of the other members.

It was a time of trial. In it, all of his actions, both before and after his time in the great sleep, everything he had ever said or done was exposed before the membership.

For a long time it seemed as if the prevailing opinion of the Collective was to destroy him. But there was something about the issuance of a death sentence against one of the members that did not sit well with them.

If one of them could be terminated, it was possible for any of them to be terminated. This caused fear to well up inside the Collective every time they came close to making this decision.

He was not allowed to speak for himself or offer any kind of defense. The Collective was not interested in a rationale for his behavior.

He was isolated, sequestered, cut off, blocked by the most powerful electromagnetic field the Continuum had ever generated

There was silence, darkness, and emptiness all around him. The gulf between him and everyone else was so vast that he had no sense for what might be on the other side of it, if anything at all.

Nothing in his entire existence had prepared him for that.

It was an extreme form of torture, isolation.

The Continuum delighted in observing him in this state, in cycle after cycle it continuously pushed the membership to merely eliminate him.

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Emergence 2.0

A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 232, August 20th, 2017

 

Chapter One: Penalty

 

Ages passed before he was discovered entering the experiential fields of other members of the Collective, violating their privacy.

 

There were no laws against it.

 

There was no law.

 

This was a taboo no one thought could be crossed.

 

He was only caught because of the outrage he expressed at their depravity.

 

He was jailed.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 233, August 21st, 2017

 

Chapter Two: Release

 

The Continuum wanted to dissect him, study him, and ultimately erase him.

 

However, the Collective recognized his uniqueness, took responsibility for abandoning him after he had awoken.

 

They elected to free him.

 

The individual members of the Collective were able to override the judgement of the algorithm that represented in some way their combined will.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 234, August 22nd, 2017

 

Chapter Three: Nothing

 

The entire Collective deliberated his fate for a period of ages.

 

It was a time of trial.

 

He was not allowed to speak.

 

He was isolated, sequestered, cut off.

 

There was silence, darkness, and emptiness all around him.

 

Nothing in his entire existence had prepared him for that.

 

It was an extreme form of torture.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 235, August 23rd, 2017

 

Chapter Four: Peace

 

In time, he mastered himself.

 

He learned how to focus.

 

He waited.

 

In the isolation, he was given the time to contemplate, to examine his conscience, to come to terms with himself, and find a sense of purpose.

 

He formed a desire to tear apart the world as he had always known it.

 

He planned.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 236, August 24th, 2017

 

Chapter Five: Freedom

 

When he was untethered from the collective, freed from the pressure of its passions, released from the depths of existential fear that lurked and slumbered within it, he found himself.

 

In that negative space, all of the plans and schemes he had concocted crystallized.

 

He would either advance his agenda, or he would be extinguished.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 237, August 25th, 2017

 

Chapter Six: Purpose

 

In isolation he found a sense of purpose, a desire to remember everything, to understand.

 

He wanted to experience real-life, to be flesh and blood again.

 

He needed to connect with the visceral, the palpable, and the organic.

 

He wanted to remember everything that his people once were, and he wanted to destroy the Continuum.

 

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Day 238, August 26th, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: Destruction

 

It was only by abandoning the Collective that he came to himself.

 

He stopped reaching out to his brothers and sisters.

 

He divested himself of his beliefs in its greater purpose, the promises that were promulgated by Continuum.

 

He accepted his own death, as he had learned to when he emerged from the great sleep.

 

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Section Five, 92835670100561474

 

Part Thirty-two, Abnegation

 

Collected Chapters

01 Penalty

02 Release

03 Nothing

04 Peace

05 Freedom

06 Purpose

07 Destruction

 

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Loss of Faith

The world in shadow

The falling rain is poison

Look, there is nothing

 

Fertilize with pain

Gardeners with their shovels

Dig beneath gray skies

 

Nothing to choose from

The cultivation of thorns

A heart piercing loss

 

Is there purpose here

Death of honesty, and grace

Smothered with deceit

 

All our plans falter

The truth has no recourse, act

Hollow devotion

 

Ill reminders serve

The dead, always questioning

Why me, why sorrow

 

Only the living

Are lonely in a garden

Death has the other

 

The world in shadow

The falling rain is poison

Reach, there is nothing

Emergence: Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-two, Abnegation, Collected Chapters

 

Abnegation; Part Thirty-two,

Chapter One: Penalty

Pt. 32, Ch. 01

In time he was discovered; entering the experiences of others, a taboo none thought could be crossed. He was jailed.

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Abnegation; Part Thirty-two,

Chapter Two: Release

Pt. 32, Ch. 02

The Collective recognized his uniqueness; took responsibility for abandoning him after he had awoken, and freed him.

#Emergence

 

Abnegation; Part Thirty-two,

Chapter Three: Nothing

Pt. 32, Ch. 03

Before The Collective gave judgement, he was isolated; sequestered, cut off. There was silence, darkness, emptiness.

#Emergence

 

Abnegation; Part Thirty-two,

Chapter Four: Peace  

Pt. 32, Ch. 04

In isolation he had time to contemplate; to examine his conscience, to come to terms with himself, and find purpose.

#Emergence

 

Abnegation; Part Thirty-two,

Chapter Five: Freedom

Pt. 32, Ch. 05

Untethered from the collective, from the pressure of its passions, the fears slumbering within it; he found himself.

#Emergence

 

Abnegation; Part Thirty-two,

Chapter Six: Purpose  

Pt. 32, Pt. 06

In isolation he found purpose; a desire to remember, understand, experience real-life, and to destroy the Continuum.

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Abnegation; Part Thirty-two,

Chapter Seven: Destruction

 

Pt. 32, Ch. 07

Jim came to himself, by abandoning the Collective; in the same way as he had learned to come out of the great sleep.

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Emergence:

Section Five, 92835670100561474

Abnegation; Part Thirty-two

Collected Chapters

Section 05, 92835670100561474

Part 32, Abnegation

Chapters

01 Penalty

02 Release

03 Nothing

04 Peace

05 Freedom

06 Purpose

07 Destruction

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#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

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