Notes from the Collective.

Volume 6: the Jacker Revolution in Branch 12, 384-412 PST Preface As mentioned in my previous volumes, this series is an attempt to provide as extensive a history as possible of the Jacker phenomenon, as witnessed in each of its various iterations throughout the 16 branches of our species. Unlike several of our branches who…

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Out of the Black.

Something moves in the black. Shimmers. Squirms. I’m used to the darkness, so the movement is startling and uncomfortable somehow, but also mesmerizing. There’s some kind of light, some slight gloss of reflection. It wiggles and twists and I struggle to make sense of it. Is it a worm? A snake? The thought of it…

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Glimpse of a Warrior.

My eyes are drawn to the brief flickers of flame, well-masked by a tremendous amount of smoke. The bitter taste of it sits on my tongue as the awful sounds of battle clang in my ears. Then she emerges. Staggers, really. Her arms are at her sides, her hands empty. Somewhere back there in the…

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