Monday, July 15, 2013

Trifecta: Blind Obedience (4)

Trifecta: Week Eighty-Six



This week's challenge is to write 33 to 333 words using the definition of CRACK:  a)  a narrow break : fissure ; b)  a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out.


This is the fourth installment of Blind Obedience which is fictionalized history based, in part, on actual government programs involving children and pieced together through declassified documents. The previous segments can be read here.




Wernher Von Braun (suit)


While anyone looking at the country’s Cold War would see the US versus the Soviet Union, far beneath, in the layer of Firefly, existed a drastically different agenda. The Federal Reserve, which began in the 1920s, and the World Bank which began in 1944, held the foresight of the wealthiest of the wealthy (tying back to royal bloodlines) dominating the world, known in whispered circles as The New World Order. Part of that Orwellian state included not only mind control of their subjects but cooperation of the world’s wealthiest including the upper class in the Soviet Union. At that deep hidden level, for many decades, the worldwide elite manipulated public perception of their activities while steadily moving forward. Priority one was to save themselves from their own man made evil, which was part and parcel of the greater doctrine.

Both Russia and the US had secret plans to send an entourage to space to colonize the moon in the event of imminent nuclear annihilation. Wernher von Braun, an Operation Paperclip Nazi, was first placed with the US Army working on missiles and worked his way up to director of NASA. All puzzle pieces were fitting nicely into place
mainstreamed criminal Nazi’s fully embraced by the US thanks to propaganda.

Elias seethed at knowing he was training others to create the genetically engineered offspring to be the new mind controlled generation who would colonize space with a select few leaders and scientists. His “daughter”, one of the “chosen”, would potentially survive a nuclear holocaust while he perished. It made him hate her even more. He did his job well of maintaining her fear and terrorizing her subconsciously to keep her personalities in tact. He despised that he had to be mindful of never allowing his thin veneer of restraint to crack. His assigned asset was crucial to the program and ending her life would end his career and possibly his life as well.


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20 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the blending of fiction and non-fiction, Maggie. You do that so well! I have a small note, I hope you don't mind. I don't think you mean he had a veneer of rage. Rather, I think you meant he had a veneer of perhaps calm that he didn't want to crack with his rage.

    In any event, this is powerful writing and a great story! Looking forward to more! :))

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne! Much appreciated and corrected. I had a nagging thought when I wrote it and my critiquer husband even missed it. Am glad you are liking the story!

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    2. am really enjoying it, Maggie :)) In fact, I had to look up Wernher von Brahn because of you :))

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    3. Ohhh, you just made me so happy. I didn't know if it would add or detract from putting links on the names/places/programs...just to wiki...that are real.

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  2. I agree with Jo ... nice confluence of fiction and non-fiction and so nice nuanced writing showing the confusion of Elias' mind.

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    1. Thank you, Shreya. Am very much trying to be in his mind although that thinking is a tough place to be. But I think that's what will finally make this story work...maybe.

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  3. Well Elias is in a tough predicament. It seems he's doomed whether he ends her life or not. The idea of a genetically engineered generation is both intriguing and frightening.

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    1. Glad it's intriguing from a story perspective. It is frightening that whether genetically engineered or not, there are thousands of survivors from this program now ages 40 - 60 for the most part. Elias signed up...a pact with the devil and is stuck with it but also "enjoys" his job. Interesting feedback. Much appreciated, Janna!

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  4. Eerie. I wonder if the psychologist John Watson was a part of this program? Seems to me that some of the work he was doing would fit right in.

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    1. If you mean behaviorist, John B. Watson, yes he was. I just googled his name and MK-Ultra. Thanks for reading!

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  5. Fascinating story. A bit of Clockwork Orange behavior modification. I think we are more and more easily manipulated these days. But I'll refrain from that rant, and just say I'm enjoying your story. Elias is in an impossible position. You've created great tension. I look forward to the next installment.

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    1. Thank you, Steph. I saw Clockwork Orange in the early 70s. Really freaked me out. Almost walked out but a friend held my hand. But yes, like that.

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  6. What an imaginative blend of real and surreal. Cool.

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    1. Surreal or not...that is the question. lol

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  7. As others have said, you do a seamless job of melding fiction and non-fiction without belabouring the "real" bits. You're also doing a great job with building the tension and letting us see what the stakes are for Elias. Wouldn't want to be his daughter...

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  8. So, there are complicated father/daughter relationships and then there is this. Wow. Elias is so despicable but equally as fascinating. I can't look away.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! Yes, very complicated. He's fascinating like a serial killer I think. Am glad he is being seen as despicable rather than like Dexter the lovable serial killer ;-O

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  9. Oh this is great writing Maggie.. the blending of real and imaginary is haunting.

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    1. Thank you, Bjorn. Sorry too tired to grab the o with two dots over it today for you. I guess the not knowing what is real makes it haunting for the reader. Am glad people are liking it. Am struggling though with wanting others to SEE what's real. It doesn't really matter, does it?

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