Insanity reigns.

A gust of cold wind blew the curtain open, but it didn’t cool Akira’s qubit brain in the slightest.

Lasseter stood, slammed the window, cutting off the wind and noise of the last owl.

“Humanity needs a new religion like we need a unified field theory,” Paul responded.

“You’ll get there,” Lasseter answered.

“I’m already there,” Akira replied, continuing to smirk.

Billy-Bob tried to participate. Flexed his bicep.

“Can you feel it Paul?” Lasseter asked.

“Feel what?”

“The unintended consequences of humanities moral beliefs and religious indoctrinations.”

“I feel don’t anything. I don’t understand what you’re talking about.”

“You do, Paul, you do.”

Akira waited. The smirk seemed frozen on her face.

“Even the most Neanderthal, cretinous among us can feel it. Everyone’s feels it, but no one knows what it is, it’s indescribable…it’s an intuitive feeling that humanity shares, like an annoying itch that can’t be scratched…and it keeps getting itchier, getting worse.”

“What is it?”

“Look,” Lasseter continued, “the belief in all your competing Gods, prophets, saints and angels—Moses, Christ and Allah included—have put mankind in the grips of a mass demonic possession.”


“You do need a new religion Paul.”


“Humanity is going insane. There’s no system or combination of systems capable of handling or managing nine billion people. The planet wasn’t made for it. The earth is cracking and people are on the verge of tearing each other apart. ‘The center will not hold.” That’s why Akira and I are getting off and starting over as soon as we can.”

“You’re going to leave me holding the bag?”

“Yes. You’re humanities last hope, Paul. But you haven’t figured it out yet. Akira’s just given you a clue. But you gotta dig, Paul, you gotta dig.”

“But what’s going on?”

(Note: this whole “segment” is going slower than usual, so I’ll be updating a little bit at a time.)

24 thoughts on “Mass Demonic Possession

  1. Great little short teaser.

    You could always smoke some opium in a pipe like Samuel Taylor Coleridge did to help you with writing the rest of this segment and speed up your updating.

    And hope no one knocks at your door and wakes you from your trip like what happened to poor Coleridge leaving his poem Xanadu not only unfinished but barely started.

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  2. Well I’ve got Marvin Gaye in my head now…
    Picket lines and picket signs
    Don’t punish me with brutality
    Talk to me, so you can see
    Oh, what’s going on
    What’s going on
    Yeah, what’s going on
    Ah, what’s going on
    I’m reading along George and I’m curious…sending writing vibes ~ ☺️ Hedy

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  3. Ah yes! This was rightfully short to help us see only that moment that counts. You gotta dig, Paul, you gotta dig. That is my mantra when I go skinny dipping in my mind looking for tadpoles of wisdom. I am always stopped short by a lovely mermaid not unlike the Akiraesque doll that adorns the top of the page. I give my blood willingly, like a Springbok to the lion. The shutting of the window to the last owl hoot was deeply symbolic to me. It was where we shut out wisdom to believe in the fae of religions manipulated by men. We have never adopted the words of the prophets and messiahs only co-opted them to justify our evil. And Akira’s smirk means she has an answer, but when and how will she share it? Billy Bob flexed a muscle. He would do that because it connects him to himself, which he believes is connected to his loyalty to his team mates. He has found purpose. Brilliant work once again. As for writer’s block, I find walking away from writing for a short vacation doing some worthy man stuff in a manly way gets my testosterone back up to snuff where I can go manhandle my pen and write like a word warrior possessed. Well, at least until bed time.


  4. seriously looking forward for the next one. Man you literraly came a long way from where you started. i really enjoyed reading it, i wonder what type of reglion Akira and paul going to create…… well only adding suspense to the story… waiting eagarly. keep writting . good day

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    1. Thank you very much for the comment. If I’ve come a long way, it’s because WP has been my training wheels. Perhaps I’m slowly stepping up to the next level. I appreciate the vote of confidence!

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      1. Yes… it seems they r taking a break from action or new discoveries 🙂 sometimes we need to think too. Even machines 🙂

        It’s good writing ✍️ but as u said, 2-3 last chapters r very similar
        And we love your heroes ☀️😎🤸‍♂️🕺


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