Emergence: Section Four, Kathy; Collected Parts

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-two, Childhood

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 22, Childhood

Chapters

01 Memory

02 Memories

03 Remembering

04 Knowledge

05 Knowing

06 Understanding

07 Expressing

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,

Chapter One: Memory  

Pt. 22, Ch. 01

Kathy lived in two worlds; one, her senses; two, the larger world of memory. Memory spoke to her in word and vision.

#Emergence

 

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,

Chapter Two: Memories

Pt. 22, Ch. 02

There were hidden places within her, languages, no one spoke. There was love, and pain, and the promise of becoming.

#Emergence

 

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,

Chapter Three: Remembering

Pt. 22, Ch. 03

Memories came unbidden; and understanding from her ancestors, deciphering events, answering questions in an instant.

#Emergence

 

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,

Chapter Four: Knowledge  

Pt. 22, Ch. 04

The new was surreal to Kathy, like watching movies in a blurry, off-axis context; voices inside her, shaping events.

#Emergence

 

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,

Chapter Five: Knowing

Pt. 22, Ch. 05

Knowing came unbidden, filling her at quantum speed; the meanings of symbols, and of histories, filtered in no-time.

#Emergence

 

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,

Chapter Six: Understanding   

Pt. 22, Pt. 06

Comprehension came from outside time and space; trillions of points of light drawn into the concrescence of insight.

#Emergence

 

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,

Chapter Seven: Expressing

 

Pt. 22, Ch. 07

Kathy played, sang, spoke in her own voice, sensing the multitude guiding her fingers, brushes, pen, and her tongue.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-three, Prodigy

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 23, Prodigy

Chapters

01 A Funny Child

02 A Strange Child

03 A Frightening Child

04 Discipline

05 Conformity

06 Quietude

07 Other

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter One: A Funny Child  

Pt. 23, Ch. 01

Kathy loved jokes, even as an infant she picked up the punch lines. It was the first thing to mark her as different.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Two: A Strange Child

Pt. 23, Ch. 02

Kathy was quiet, observant. She did not flit about randomly like babies do. She was focused, balanced, and cautious.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Three: A Frightening Child

Pt. 23, Ch. 03

From crawling, to a walk, to dancing in months; Kathy never spoke until she was able to speak in complete sentences.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Four: Discipline  

Pt. 23, Ch. 04

Direction came from within; memories, ancestral voices focused her. Plans formed spontaneously to realize her goals.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Five: Conformity

Pt. 23, Ch. 05

Kathy mastered tasks without effort. Only muscle memory took time; the skill of blending in, hiding her differences.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Six: Quietude   

Pt. 23, Pt. 06

To get along; Kathy had to be silent, listen, to wait, to let the others fail; success for her was a private affair.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Seven: Other

 

Pt. 23, Ch. 07

Kathy was young when she realized she was different. Her parents were afraid, afraid for her. She was like an alien.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-four, Adolescence

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 24, Adolescence

Chapters

01 Anger

02 Doubt

03 Disturbance

04 Rage

05 Refuge

06 Attraction

07 Sexuality

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter One: A Funny Child  

Pt. 23, Ch. 01

Kathy loved jokes, even as an infant she picked up the punch lines. It was the first thing to mark her as different.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Two: A Strange Child

Pt. 23, Ch. 02

Kathy was quiet, observant. She did not flit about randomly like babies do. She was focused, balanced, and cautious.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Three: A Frightening Child

Pt. 23, Ch. 03

From crawling, to a walk, to dancing in months; Kathy never spoke until she was able to speak in complete sentences.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Four: Discipline  

Pt. 23, Ch. 04

Direction came from within; memories, ancestral voices focused her. Plans formed spontaneously to realize her goals.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Five: Conformity

Pt. 23, Ch. 05

Kathy mastered tasks without effort. Only muscle memory took time; the skill of blending in, hiding her differences.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Six: Quietude   

Pt. 23, Pt. 06

To get along; Kathy had to be silent, listen, to wait, to let the others fail; success for her was a private affair.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Seven: Other

 

Pt. 23, Ch. 07

Kathy was young when she realized she was different. Her parents were afraid, afraid for her. She was like an alien.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-four, Adolescence

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 24, Adolescence

Chapters

01 Anger

02 Doubt

03 Disturbance

04 Rage

05 Refuge

06 Attraction

07 Sexuality

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,

Chapter One: Anger

Pt. 24, Ch. 01

Understanding does little to quell the rank emotions rising from the chemical miasma, which every youth experiences.

#Emergence

 

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,

Chapter Two: Doubt

Pt. 24, Ch. 02

As a child Kathy acted with sureness; maturing, she was paralyzed by insecurity. Am I insane, she thought, who am I.

#Emergence

 

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,

Chapter Three: Disturbance

Pt. 24, Ch. 03

From resentment she lashed out at her teachers. Between the ages of nine and fifteen her family moved a dozen times.

#Emergence

 

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,

Chapter Four: Rage  

Pt. 24, Ch. 04

Kathy burned with hatred; deep in her belly. There was no talking it away. She turned the heat, and violence inward.

#Emergence

 

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,

Chapter Five: Refuge

Pt. 24, Ch. 05

Kathy learned to separate from her emotions, finding peace in meditation taking her outside of her body; to release.

#Emergence

 

Prodigy; Part Twenty-three,

Chapter Six: Attraction  

Pt. 24, Pt. 06

Kathy found distraction in passion; lost herself in beautiful people; in their present, uncritical careless delight.

#Emergence

 

Adolescence; Part Twenty-four,

Chapter Seven: Sexuality

 

Pt. 24, Ch. 07

An orgasm took Kathy to a place beyond time, from her first lover, to her last; then looking to herself for release.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-five, Abnormal

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 25, Abnormal

Chapters

01 School

02 Testing

03 Sequestered

04 Institutionalized

05 Experiment

06 Psychic

07 Think Tank

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,

Chapter One: School

Pt. 25, Ch. 01

At age five Kathy’s parents placed her in a private tutelage. They were unnerved by her manners, and feared for her.

#Emergence

 

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,

Chapter Two: Testing

Pt. 25, Ch. 02

All of Kathy’s tutors had a pattern; first delighted, then scared. They tested her, wrote about, then exploited her.

#Emergence

 

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,

Chapter Three: Sequestered

Pt. 25, Ch. 03

At age ten, Kathy was not with tutors, but with doctors, and clergy entrusted to guard her education. She was alone.

#Emergence

 

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,

Chapter Four: Institutionalized  

Pt. 25, Ch. 04

It took time to find a spot for Kathy; a home for prodigies, a front for National Security, a betrayal. It was safe.

#Emergence

 

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,

Chapter Five: Experiment

Pt. 25, Ch. 05

Kathy read, listened, watched. She studied; took tests and was tested, probed, examined for limits of her knowledge.

#Emergence

 

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,

Chapter Six: Psychic  

Pt. 25, Pt. 06

Kathy’s handlers had not considered the term “ordinary psychic.” The depth of her gift required that classification.

#Emergence

 

Abnormal; Part Twenty-five,

Chapter Seven: Think Tank

 

Pt. 25, Ch. 07

Kathy’s moods normalized with age. Her gifts with analyzing data grew exponentially. Institutions formed around her.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-six, Adulthood

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 26, Adulthood

Chapters

01 A Place in the World

02 Valued

03 Work

04 Career

05 National Security

06 Religion

07 Writing

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,

Chapter One: A Place in the World

Pt. 26, Ch. 01

Kathy’s sensitivity to motive was profound. Millions were spent to mask them, to foster in her a sense of belonging.

#Emergence

 

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,

Chapter Two: Valued

Pt. 26, Ch. 02

At work everything was contrived, scripted meant to make Kathy feel safe, loved. Over time the false front vanished.

#Emergence

 

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,

Chapter Three: Work

Pt. 26, Ch. 03

The analysts came daily. Kathy listened, read papers, watched film, and shared insight from the depth of her memory.

#Emergence

 

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,

Chapter Four: Career  

Pt. 26, Ch. 04

Kathy loved problem solving. Helping people pleased her; the greater the complexity, and length of time, the better.

#Emergence

 

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,

Chapter Five: National Security

Pt. 26, Ch. 05

Kathy’s focus was narrow. Her handlers limited what they asked her, fearing that she would expose their own secrets.

#Emergence

 

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,

Chapter Six: Religion  

Pt. 26, Pt. 06

Religious conflict shaped the 20th century and Kathy’s input was invaluable. Her memory produced volumes of insight.

#Emergence

 

Adulthood; Part Twenty-six,

Chapter Seven: Writing

 

Pt. 26, Ch. 07

Her handlers engaged Kathy through writing; submitted questions. She wrote papers giving detail, context, and depth.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-seven, Isolated

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 27, Isolated

Chapters

01 Art

02 Music

03 Dance

04 Diet

05 Academic

06 Recluse

07 Travel

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,

Chapter One: Art

Pt. 27, Ch. 01

Kathy journeyed inside herself; learning muscle control, and the sense to give life to the memories she wandered in.

#Emergence

 

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,

Chapter Two: Music

Pt. 27, Ch. 02

Music was the most difficult for Kathy; it changed so little over time. The beating drums told thousands of stories.

#Emergence

 

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,

Chapter Three: Dance

Pt. 27, Ch. 03

Lost in the drum, in a movement, in moments flowing from the present into past ages. Kathy stepped without thinking.

#Emergence

 

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,

Chapter Four: Diet  

Pt. 27, Ch. 04

Flavors and odors haunted her. Kathy found solace in the bland; modern, processed food, foreign to human experience.

#Emergence

 

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,

Chapter Five: Academic

Pt. 27, Ch. 05

In time; Kathy was allowed a semblance of a normal life. She was placed in a small college; did research, and wrote.

#Emergence

 

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,

Chapter Six: Recluse  

Pt. 27, Pt. 06

Even though Kathy had developed the ability to ward off psychic intrusions; nevertheless, she preferred to be alone.

#Emergence

 

Isolated; Part Twenty-seven,

Chapter Seven: Travel

 

Pt. 27, Ch. 07

Her handlers wanted Kathy close to them. Now, with everyone linked by satellite her autonomy increased. She took it.

#Emergence

 

Emergence:

Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-eight, Encounter

Collected Chapters

Section 04, Kathy

Part 28, Encounter

Chapters

01 Watched

02 Correspondence

03 Conversation

04 Meeting

05 A Man Like No Other

06 Desire

07 Jim

#Emergence

#SuperShortFiction

#365SciFi

@jaybotten

 

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,

Chapter One: Watched

Pt. 28, Ch. 01

Kathy felt as if she was being followed by a man was not connected to the agency. His face evoked powerful memories.

#Emergence

 

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,

Chapter Two: Correspondence

Pt. 28, Ch. 02

Kathy ignored the fact that the letter in her box was not stamped or metered. She read it; entering into conspiracy.

#Emergence

 

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,

Chapter Three: Conversation

Pt. 28, Ch. 03

The phone rang, the man spoke to her in a language dead for 2,000 years. Her heart raced; knowing she was not alone.

#Emergence

 

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,

Chapter Four: Meeting  

Pt. 28, Ch. 04

They met at a café that Kathy frequented. It was a busy place, and it was not unusual for strangers to sit together.

#Emergence

 

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,

Chapter Five: A Man Like No Other

Pt. 28, Ch. 05

Kathy was at ease with Jim; his soothing voice, she came right out of her memories, and she could not read his mind.

#Emergence

 

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,

Chapter Six: Desire  

Pt. 28, Pt. 06

It was the first time; she encountered a human she could not fathom, all she wanted to do was absorb herself in him.

#Emergence

 

Encounter; Part Twenty-eight,

Chapter Seven: Jim

 

Pt. 28, Ch. 07

Kathy felt peaceful, and comforted; being with Jim. His mind was still. He was an ancient person, and she loved him.

#Emergence

 

 

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