Emergence In Fifty-five Words Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part One, A Private Sorrow, Collected Chapters

 

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 008, January 8th, 2017

 

Chapter One: Call

 

Kathy answered the telephone; “hello.”

 

“I need to see you;” said Jim, without preamble, in his typical-detached tone, as remote as Mount Everest.

 

“Café?” He asked; pensive and hesitant.

 

“Yes.” Kathy replied; trying to mask the concern welling up inside of her.

 

Jim hung up the phone without further comment.

 

Kathy got ready to go.

 

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Day 009, January 9th, 2017

 

Chapter Two: Morning

 

“Small coffee,” Jim orders.

 

“Soy chai;” says Kathy.

 

They sit at the table in the sun, and read the newspaper. In that, at least; this day is like any other morning. The café is busy. They are together, but not.

 

Jim begins to weep.

 

“What is wrong with you?” Kathy asks.

 

He won’t say why.

 

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Day 010, January 10th, 2017

 

Chapter Three: Lies

 

Kathy looked at Jim for a long time, observing him. She watched him as he sat at their table with the newspaper folded in his hands.

 

“Jim…what is wrong?” She asked.

 

“I cannot say.”

 

“Why?”

 

“You would not understand if I did…I’m not talking about it.”

 

“I do not get it.”

 

“I said as much.”

 

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Day 011, January 11th, 2017

 

Chapter Four: Closure

 

Kathy sensed the emptiness inside her friend. She did not require psychic powers or telepathy to experience it. There was a hollowness inside of him, where normally there was an active awareness, a quick sharpness, and deep perceptivity.

 

Her time with him this morning, it was dismaying to her, and she wanted to comfort him.

 

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Day 012, January 12th, 2017

 

Chapter Five: Confusion

 

Now that she was here, sitting at the table across from him, Jim was unsure of his motive, of why he asked her to see him. What difference would it make?

 

The plan he had enacted would proceed. He could not tell her what was about to happen. It was vital that she be surprised.

 

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Day 013, January 13th, 2017

 

Chapter Six: Insight

 

Jim was pensive. It was clear to Kathy that he had something to say to her. She sensed it was bad news, for her, and for everyone. If it had been anyone other than Jim, she would have known, he would not have had to say anything.

 

Jim was unique, she could not read him.

 

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Day 014, January 14th, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: Liminality

 

They sat with one another, speaking little.

 

Jim enjoyed being with Kathy, the rhythm of her mind, his thoughts in syncopation with hers. It felt like he was home, and it was the closest thing to his natural state of being that he had ever experienced during the long years that he had been away.

 

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Emergence:

Section One, Jim and Kathy

Part One, A Private Sorrow,

 

Collected Chapters

 

01 Call

02 Morning

03 Lies

04 Closure

05 Confusion

06 Insight

07 Liminality

 

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