Emergence: Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty, Collective, Collected Chapters

 

Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter One: Family  

Pt. 20, Ch. 01

The care of a loving family is like the wet, clinging mesh of a spiderweb. Familial obligations are invisible bonds.

#Emergence

 

Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Two: Kin

Pt. 20, Ch. 02

Family becomes a clan. Loyalties are set in the body, by chemicals, enzymes, and proteins; bonds we do not question.

#Emergence

 

Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Three: Village

Pt. 20, Ch. 03

Hierarchies emerge in village life; at the well, the markets, places of worship, judgment. The center is everything.

#Emergence

 

Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Four: Tribe  

Pt. 20, Ch. 04

There was safety and competition, there were shared customs, stories, and rituals in the tribe. There was otherness.

#Emergence

 

Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Five: City

Pt. 20, Ch. 05

People flowed into the urban centers to trade, and work. Families dispersed, becoming less important than neighbors.

#Emergence

 

Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Six: State   

Pt. 20, Pt. 06

Cities gathered villages to themselves, as families did kin, in ancient bonds of vassalage; bond of the imagination.

#Emergence

 

Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Seven: Nation

 

Pt. 20, Ch. 07

Common language, and custom formed nations out of states, for security, prosperity; old allegiances shifting outward.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Three, Earth

Part Twenty, Collective

Collected Chapters

Section 03, Earth

Part 20, Collective

Chapters

01 Family

02 Kin

03 Village

04 Tribe

05 City

06 State

07 Nation

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

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