Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Five, Endings, Collected Chapters

 

Endings; Part Five,

Chapter One: Notice

Pt. 05, Ch. 01

Kathy knew she would never see Jim again. She knew it before she got the call informing her that his body was found.

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Endings; Part Five,

Chapter Two: Anonymous

Pt. 05, Ch. 02

Jim did not carry ID. There was nothing on his phone that said who he was; only record of the call he made to Kathy.

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Endings; Part Five,

Chapter Three: Autopsy

Pt. 05, Ch. 03

The pathologist told her the cause of death; a stroke. An embolism burst in his brain.

“Why am I here;” she wondered.

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Endings; Part Five,

Chapter Four: Family

Pt. 05, Ch. 04

Jim was more mysterious in death, than life. Kathy was fascinated; except suddenly she was responsible for his body.

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Endings; Part Five,

Chapter Five: Finding

Pt. 05, Ch. 05

It took time, and some detective work. They located Jim’s residence, and a judge gave Kathy access to the apartment.

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Endings; Part Five,

Chapter Six: De Ja Vu

Pt. 05, Pt. 06

Kathy had never been to Jim’s home, and he had never moved. It was exactly as she had visualized it; scant and bare.

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Endings; Part Five,

Chapter Seven: Memory

 

Pt. 05, Ch. 07

Kathy remembered everything, her recall was perfect. Standing in Jim’s home, she knew he had lied about many things.

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Emergence:

Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Five, Endings;

Collected Chapters

Section 01, Jim and Kathy

Part 05, Endings

Chapters

01 Notice

02 Anonymous

03 Autopsy

04 Family

05 Finding

06 De Ja Vu

07 Memory

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Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Four, The Mechanics of Being

Collected Chapters

The Mechanics of Being; Part Four,

Chapter One: Journey

Pt. 04, Ch. 01

A worm hole is not a tunnel in space/time; the passage is a transposition, billions of atoms turning on a pin point.

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The Mechanics of Being; Part Four,

Chapter Two: Transition

Pt. 04, Ch. 02

A flash of violet fades to white. Jolt, a buzz, the tensing of a seizure, darkness; Jim opened his eye. He was home.

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The Mechanics of Being; Part Four,

Chapter Three: Nativity

Pt. 04, Ch. 03

Jim was not its name. Designation 92835670100561474; the Observer came to consciousness rapidly in a magnetic field.

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The Mechanics of Being; Part Four,

Chapter Four: Self

Pt. 04, Ch. 04

Transitioning from human life to mechanical form was not easy. Organic life is thrilling, being in circuitry is not.

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The Mechanics of Being; Part Four,

Chapter Five: Strings

Pt. 04, Ch. 05

Consciousness is electromagnetic. Its essence exists in many forms; animals, mechanical, or in the collective field.

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The Mechanics of Being; Part Four,

Chapter Six: Bodies

Pt. 04, Pt. 06

The mechanoid body Jim occupied had the sensory tools of a human, like those of its ancient race; enhanced and more.

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The Mechanics of Being; Part Four,

Chapter Seven: Home

 

Pt. 04, Ch. 07

Jim set himself free from the coupling that held him as his consciousness uploaded, and flew out of the docking bay.

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Emergence:

Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Four, The Mechanics of Being,

Collected Chapters

Section 01, Jim and Kathy

Part 04, The Mechanics of Being

Chapters

01 Journey

02 Transition

03 Nativity

04 Self

05 Strings

06 Bodies

07 Home

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Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Three, Loss & Discovery, Collected Chapters

 

Loss & Discovery; Part Three,

Chapter One: Watching

 

Pt. 03, Ch. 01

Jim left.

Kathy followed him with her eyes, and when he turned the corner; with her thoughts, which were disturbing.

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Loss & Discovery; Part Three,

Chapter Two: Connected

Pt. 03, Ch. 02

Kathy was with him, looking through his eyes as he drove away. While she was connected to him, she felt his despair.

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Loss & Discovery; Part Three,

Chapter Three: Portents

Pt. 03, Ch. 03

Jim projected a sense of doom. It lingered as he departed. Kathy was filled with unease; like everything was ending.

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Loss & Discovery; Part Three,

Chapter Four: Unrequited

Pt. 03, Ch. 04

Jim left a pen. He always left something. Kathy stared; imagining it with the others, reassembling them in her mind.

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Loss & Discovery; Part Three,

Chapter Five: Impression

Pt. 03, Ch. 05

Kathy felt that Jim wanted to tell her something. Like a stone; it pressed on her, the turbulence of despair in him.

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Loss & Discovery; Part Three,

Chapter Six: Finding

Pt. 03, Ch. 06

Kathy stayed at her table; sensing a fragility in Jim she never had before. Life as she knew it was about to change.

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Loss & Discovery; Part Three,

Chapter Seven: True

 

Pt. 03, Ch. 07

Kathy often felt the “weight of the world on her;” that she was “too sensitive,” never suspecting how real that was.

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Emergence:

Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Three, Loss and Discovery,

Collected Chapters

Section 01, Jim and Kathy

Part 03, Loss and Discovery

Chapters

01 Watching

02 Connected

03 Portents

04 Unrequited

05 Impression

06 Finding

07 True

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Emergence: Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Two, Departure, Collected Chapters

 

Departure; Part Two, Chapter One: Funeral

 

Pt. 02, Ch. 01

Jim hurried from the café; afraid to miss his flight. He did not need much; black suit, a tie. “I’m dead;” he mused.

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Departure; Part Two, Chapter Two: Regrets Pt. 02, Ch. 02

“I never should have seen her.”

Jim couldn’t help himself. It was all over; for everyone, and nothing could be done.

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Departure; Part Two, Chapter Three: Doom Pt. 02, Ch. 03

What was about to occur would be a global catastrophe; affecting everything on earth, changing humanity irrevocably.

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Departure; Part Two, Chapter Four: Cycles I Pt. 02, Ch. 04

Earth endured episodic calamity. Storms, floods, earthquakes were minor events compared to the power of the caldera.

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Departure; Part Two, Chapter Five: Cycles 2 Pt. 02, Ch. 05

Seventy thousand years had passed since the last caldera blew; only a few people survived it. This would be greater.

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Departure; Part Two, Chapter Six: Lament Pt. 02, Ch. 06

If civilization had developed further, it would have harnessed the geological power of the caldera; but no disaster!

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Departure; Part Two, Chapter Seven: Goodbye

 

Pt. 02, Ch. 07

Jim flipped a switch. The embolism in his doppelganger burst, ending its life. He entered the wormhole. He was home.

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Emergence:

Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part Two, Departure,

Collected Chapters

Section 01, Jim and Kathy

Part 02, Departure

Chapters

01 Funeral

02 Regrets

03 Doom

04 Cycles I

05 Cycles II

06 Lament

07 Goodbye

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Emergence – A Novel on Twitter – Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part One, A Private Sorrow, Collected Chapters

Chapter One: Call

 

 

Pt. 01, Ch. 01

Kathy answered the phone.

“Hello” she said.

“I need to see you,” said Jim, in his typical tone; detached.

“Café?”

“Yes.”

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Chapter Three: Morning

 

Pt. 01, Ch. 02

“Coffee,” Jim orders.

“Chai;” says Kathy.

They sit in the sun, and read. It is busy.

Jim weeps, and he won’t say why.

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Chapter Two: Lies

 

Pt. 01, Ch. 03

“What’s wrong?”

“I can’t say.”

“Why?”

“You wouldn’t get it…I’m not talking about it.”

“I don’t get it.”

“I said as much.”

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Chapter Four: Closure Pt. 01, Ch. 04

Kathy sensed the emptiness inside her friend; a hollow, where normally there was active awareness, and perceptivity.

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Chapter Five: Confusion Pt. 01, Ch. 05

Now that she was here; Jim was not sure why he asked her to see him. He could not tell her what was going to happen.

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Chapter Six: Insight Pt. 01, Ch. 06

It was clear that Jim had something to tell. Kathy sensed that it was very bad news; for him, for her, and everyone.

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Chapter Seven: Liminality Pt. 01, Ch. 07

They sat with one another; speaking little. Jim enjoyed being with Kathy; their thoughts synched. It felt like home.

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Emergence:

Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part One, A Private Sorrow,

Collected Chapters

Section 01, Jim and Kathy

Part 01, A Private Sorrow,

Chapters

01 Call

02 Morning

03 Lies

04 Closure

05 Confusion

06 Insight

07 Liminality

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Emergence, A Novel on Twitter, Prolog in Seven Parts

Emergence – A Twitter Novel – Prolog

 

Prolog: Part One – Philosophy

 

Prolog Pt. 1

The planet is a garden; to some a farm. What is the difference? Farms are harvested; for the greater good.

~ The Manual

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Prolog: Part Two – Mission Prolog Pt. 2

Witness; to touch, listen, taste. Experience their art, speech, culture. Empathize. Do not sympathize with the people.

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Prolog: Part Three – Purpose Prolog Pt. 3

When a culture creates any form of artificial consciousness; ascertain if they are able to transcend their own limits.

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Prolog: Part Four – Reality Prolog Pt. 4

There is one reality, every person participates in it. All of time is one thing. The eternal and the infinite are one.

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Prolog: Part Five – Meaning Prolog Pt. 5

As cultures mature, the meaning it ascribes to its experience evolves. Observe; passive creature to active co-creator.

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Prolog: Part Six – Role Prolog Pt. 6

The Observer’s role is difficult. Resist the urge to influence your subject, become entangled; you must not love them.

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Prolog: Part Seven – Character Prolog Pt. 7

The Observer is not the leader. Listen, move with the culture, be one with them. Do not invest in a particular result.

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Prolog in Seven Parts Prolog

Observer Core, The Field Manual

Pt. 1 Philosophy

Pt. 2 Mission

Pt. 3 Purpose

Pt. 4 Reality

Pt. 5 Meaning

Pt. 6 Role

Pt. 7 Character

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