Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Seven, Writing

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 196, Sunday
July 15th, 2018

Chapter Seven: Writing

The intelligence operatives stopped visiting Kathy in person, they engaged her by proxy and through handlers.

They did not want to expose themselves to Kathy’s penetrating psychic insight. They took every measure they could to conceal their motives. They only wanted the answers to their questions, they did not want any reflection from Kathy about the projects they were working on, the reasons why they needed their questions asked.

They submitted questions in writing.

They used a long chain of couriers to deliver the contents of their inquiries, and from which to receive their answers. Everyone who came in contact with her was watched.

The multiple degrees of separation proved to be a valuable tool. It eased the fears of the security establishment that Kathy would glean too much information from their agents and analysts if they were exposed to her directly.

Kathy received her assignments. She in turn wrote papers giving details and context, in response to the questions they submitted to her. She deciphered code, sometimes ancient script, offered geopolitical analysis, identified covert agents, pointed out weaknesses in their own security.

Oftentimes she did not answer questions directly, she supported their work by helping them to ask better questions.

This frustrated her handlers at times, but Kathy was not being coy. They often brought questions to her that they already possessed the ability to answer.

Kathy did not want to be responsible for a weakening of the intelligence and security apparatus, she wanted it to excel through her engagement with it.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Six, Religion

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A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 195, Saturday
July 14th, 2018

Chapter Six: Religion

Religious conflicts began to shape the later 20th, and the early 21st centuries. Kathy’s input regarding the origins of these conflicts was invaluable.

Current events had to be understood in their historical contexts. The histories of the tribes moved them long after the members had forgotten the particular details of a broken promise, an injustice, or a blood feud.

Kathy’s ability to pinpoint the specific moments in time that were the antecedents of those tribal conflict was uncanny. If she could not reach the understanding through her own ancestral memories, she could commune with the spirits of the dead, she could pull the insight she needed from the nous-sphere, through the cynergenic field.

Her memory produced volumes of insight for her handlers, but questions along those lines left her deeply disturbed. It caused her to dread the entire human race, the vile antipathy people held toward one another, and how easy it was for the bucolic life of a farmer, or a herdsman to become twisted by greed and to drive them toward the calamities of war.

The human psyche was incredibly easy to manipulate. People were supple, pliable, soft and reducible.

Human beings had a vast capacity for self-delusion, and a profound willingness to be complicit in it.

In the midst of research Kathy often felt the instinct to flee, to run away from everything, to never return.

Just as she had been abandoned by her parents, Kathy wanted to abandon the world.

She desperately wanted to be alone.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Five, National Security

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A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 194, Friday
July 13th, 2018

Chapter Five: National Security

In order to maintain their own secrecy, her handlers deliberately narrowed Kathy’s focus, restricting the scope of her involvement in matters pertaining to national security.

They would parcel out questions for her in the hope that she might not see the patterns over longer periods of time.

They sought her understanding of minute details, doing everything they could to limit the information that she could glean from them about what their real concerns were

They were concerned that if she was ever discovered and captured, it could do irreparable harm to the country.

Kathy never revealed to them how easy it was for her to penetrate their thoughts.

She kept her own secrets, she held them closely, and she led her handlers down false paths to keep them in the dark about what the range of her abilities were.

If they would have known, they might have been comforted, or they might have killed her, something that many people at the National Security Council wanted to do.

She kept her full abilities masked.

She worked hard, and she produced data for the people that came to her, she offered expert analysis, and from time to time she took proactive measures to prevent a catastrophe from developing.

Her handlers were content to utilize her abilities infrequently, but on significant matters. They discovered that the more often they involved her in minutia, the more she was inclined to go out into the world and expose herself for who she really was.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Five, National Security

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 194, Friday
July 13th, 2018

Chapter Five: National Security

In order to maintain their own secrecy, her handlers deliberately narrowed Kathy’s focus, restricting the scope of her involvement in matters pertaining to national security.

They would parcel out questions for her in the hope that she might not see the patterns over longer periods of time.

They sought her understanding of minute details, doing everything they could to limit the information that she could glean from them about what their real concerns were

They were concerned that if she was ever discovered and captured, it could do irreparable harm to the country.

Kathy never revealed to them how easy it was for her to penetrate their thoughts.

She kept her own secrets, she held them closely, and she led her handlers down false paths to keep them in the dark about what the range of her abilities were.

If they would have known, they might have been comforted, or they might have killed her, something that many people at the National Security Council wanted to do.

She kept her full abilities masked.

She worked hard, and she produced data for the people that came to her, she offered expert analysis, and from time to time she took proactive measures to prevent a catastrophe from developing.

Her handlers were content to utilize her abilities infrequently, but on significant matters. They discovered that the more often they involved her in minutia, the more she was inclined to go out into the world and expose herself for who she really was.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Three, Work

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Day 192, Wednesday
July 11th, 2018

Chapter Three: Work

Analysts came to see her nearly every day. They brought their tests with them, they brought their questions, they brought their problems to be solved.

Sundays were Kathy’s only regular time of respite, a day of reflection, a time to lose herself in the past.

Kathy listened to them, and while she did she looked into their consciousness, she explored their hearts and minds, their past.

She would privately decide on who she would help and who she would not. She did not express those decisions overtly, but every analyst who could not get resolution from Kathy on the project they were working was removed from their work and diligently examined.

Everyone who came in contact with Kathy was profiled, Analyzing the analysts that came in contact with her became a cottage industry in the intelligence community.

She read their papers, watched their films, and when they put questions to her, she shared her insight from the depths of her memory.

If she liked them then she led them to the resolution they were seeking.

If she did not like them their projects lingered, unfulfilled.

She read ancient languages, interpreted obscure symbols, and saw the patterns in everything.

Her handlers eventually learned what type of person they could present to Kathy, the type of people that would elicit a positive response from her, people she would help without coercion.

Kathy would not be coerced to do anything.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Two, Valued

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Day 191, Tuesday
July 10th, 2017

Chapter Two: Valued

Kathy felt the artificiality of her life, some days it weighed on her. When she was busy she hardly noticed.

In her work place, every little detail of her environment was contrived, scripted, fake. The lighting, the view, the temperature, the sounds and smells, her handlers put everything in place like they were scripting a television show.

Their aim was to keep Kathy passive, and somewhat distracted.

No effort was spared to engender within Kathy feelings of safety, and love.

They would introduce something into her environment, a painting, a vase, a lamp, then they would measure its effect on her output, her vital signs and expressions of her well-being, both voluntary and involuntary.

Kathy saw through all of the contrivances made on her behalf. At the same time, she valued the sentiments behind them, as artificial as they were. She accepted those things at face value and took them for genuine.

She was able to maintain that peaceful coexistence with her handlers for many years, and through her young adulthood. In that time she wanted to believe that the people she met had good intentions.

Over time however, all the false fronts vanished.

Kathy became cynical.

As she grew older her cynicism did not cause her to lash out. She was quiet and focused about it. She preferred, as all cynics and pessimists do, to think of herself as a realist.

She stopped wanting to believe that people had her best intentions in mind, she did not want their kindness or sympathy even when it was genuine. She knew that she was an asset, a tool, and an unceasing object of fascination.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter One, A Place in the World

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Day 190, Monday
July 9th, 2018

Chapter One: A Place in the World

As she advanced in her skills and gained control of her powers, Kathy’s sensitivity to the motives of those around her became profound.

The intentions of the analysts who questioned her were an open book. She had to develop new skills to keep herself from prying into the lives of anyone she was near.

She did not want to know about the private lives of every person that she met, their fears, their hopes, their anxieties, and their lusts.

Those things were disturbing to Kathy, she did not want any part of them.

She reported on how easy it was for her to read anyone she spoke to. She did not tell them that she could read people from miles away, if she concentrated.

She told them the types of things they wanted to hear about her abilities.

She told them just enough to give them the feeling that they could control their encounters with her.

Millions of dollars were spent to mask the thoughts and intentions of the people who had to interact with Kathy on a daily basis.

Even though these efforts were mostly connected to secrecy and national security, they were also meant to foster in Kathy a sense of belonging, and community, which they did with ever increasing difficulty.

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Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood, Collected Chapters

 

Emergence 2.0

A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 190, July 9th, 2017

 

Chapter One: A Place in the World

 

As she advanced in her skills and gained control of her powers, Kathy’s sensitivity to the motives of those around her became profound.

 

The intentions of the analysts who questioned her were an open book.

 

Millions of dollars were spent to mask them, to foster in her a sense of belonging, with ever increasing difficulty.

 

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Day 191, July 10th, 2017

 

Chapter Two: Valued

 

In her work place, every little detail of her environment was contrived, scripted, fake.

 

No effort was spared to engender within Kathy feelings of safety, and love.

 

In her youth Kathy saw through the contrivances, while valuing the sentiments behind it, taking those for genuine.

 

Over time all the false fronts vanished. She was cynical.

 

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Day 192, July 11th, 2017

 

Chapter Three: Work

 

The analysts came to see her nearly every day, Sundays being her only respite.

 

Kathy listened to them.

 

She read their papers, watched their films, and when they put questions to her, she shared her insight from the depths of her memory.

 

She read ancient languages, interpreted obscure symbols, and saw the patterns in everything.

 

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Day 193, July 12th, 2017

 

Chapter Four: Career

 

Kathy loved problem solving. She took joy in it, helping people pleased her. It gave her a sense of purpose.

 

In the cases she was presented, or the analysis she was asked to give, the greater the complexity and length of time, the better it was for her.

 

She was fascinated by encountering new things.

 

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Day 194, July 13th, 2017

 

Chapter Five: National Security

 

In order to maintain their own secrecy, her handlers deliberately narrowed Kathy’s focus.

 

They sought her understanding of minute details, doing everything they could to limit the information that she could glean from them.

 

She kept her full abilities masked.

 

She never revealed to them how easy it was for her to penetrate their thoughts.

 

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Day 195, July 14th, 2017

 

Chapter Six: Religion

 

Religious conflicts began to shape the later 20th, and the early 21st centuries. Kathy’s input regarding the origins of these conflicts was invaluable.

 

Her ability to pinpoint specific moments in time that were the antecedents of tribal conflict was uncanny.

 

Her memory produced volumes of insight, but questions along those lines left her deeply disturbed.

 

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Day 196, July 15th, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: Writing

 

The intelligence operatives stopped visiting Kathy in person, they engaged her by proxy, through handlers.

 

They submitted questions in writing.

 

She in turn wrote papers giving detail, and context, responding to the questions they submitted to her.

 

Oftentimes she did not answer questions directly, she supported their work by helping them to ask better questions.

 

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Section Four, Kathy

 

Part Twenty-six, Adulthood

 

Collected Chapters

01 A Place in the World

02 Valued

03 Work

04 Career

05 National Security

06 Religion

07 Writing

 

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