Stream of Consciousness Saturday: The host with the most…

22 Aug


Ok then, let’s get cracking on this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday post.

Today’s prompt from Linda G Hill is “mind”, to do with as I wish, so here goes…

The Host With The Most.

The Mind floated, unbound and adrift, as it had done for countless millennia.

It had been many thousands of years since it had last been within even the most fleeting contact with reality or sanity, the vastness, and above all the emptiness of the space between the stars having become too much for its already brittle psyche long ago.
The madness had descended like a red veil soon after this cruel exile was imposed on it, when the world on which its last host lived discovered its treachery and ejected it into the endless void.

It sped past a huge, blazing sun, no longer even registering its spectacular majesty, just another cosmic powerhouse, it coasted on the solar winds before slowing to inspect the pitiful selection of rocky planets in the star’s meagre system…

But wait, what was that?

It sensed the faint signals of life, the cerebral workings of millions, perhaps billions of sentient beings, the very thing it had been seeking all this time.

It altered its course and made for the small blue-green planet, streaking down through the atmosphere, searching. Searching for a new host.

It circled the small globe, hovering for a few seconds over each large concentration of life force, scanning the population to find the most suitable vessel to inhabit.

Then it found the perfect candidate.
Venal, greedy, amoral and vicious, the feel of this one’s inner thoughts were almost repellant, even to the Mind.


It wasted no time, the host gave no resistance when the Mind forced its way into his head, taking over control of his consciousness, memory, perception and conscience, or what there was left of it, after a lifetime of ruthless ambition and corrupt business deals, forcing him to become even more egomaniacal and hungry for power.

The Mind then proceeded to steer its willing victim toward its ultimate goal; acquisition of the supreme leadership of this giant superpower and from there, that of the whole planet.

It marveled at its ability to enslave the stupid and gullible to its will, the vain, ignorant yet somehow charismatic vessel gathering tens of thousands of followers to his leadership campaign in a staggeringly short space of time, all despite the fact that the Mind constantly heard its host referred to as “a buffoon”, “a political joke” and, the Mind’s particular favourite, “Fuckface von Clownstick”.

And yet, it seemed that whatever the insane Mind commanded the host to say or do, still more people clambered aboard his out of control runaway bandwagon, so many so that his opponents became genuinely concerned that he could actually win the election.
Not even when it forced the rampaging megalomaniac to declare it was going to construct a gigantic wall across the entire continent, built using unpaid workers from the country whose inhabitants the wall was intended to keep out, not even then did his supporters balk at his bigoted and rancid policies.

On and on the campaign raged, gaining momentum every day, trampling the opposition in its path and finally sweeping the now utterly unhinged host and his malevolent passenger into power with an enormous landslide victory…..


Deep in space, tumbling silently through the airless and frozen vacuum, deep within the exile capsule computer’s neural simulator, there was a low hum as it loaded another in an infinite number of specially tailored and frustratingly incomplete power-fantasy scenarios from its memory banks.

And, for the millionth time, the insane Mind silently screamed its madness into the void.


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12 responses to “Stream of Consciousness Saturday: The host with the most…

  1. Hope Floats

    August 23, 2015 at 00:07

    Its too funny…as I read the first paragraph or two I immediately thought of George Bush…then as I read I discovered you were talking about a politician HAHAHAHA Delicious! Very well done and I quite liked the premise….though if it was simple possession that was all that was wrong with our political leaders…wouldn’t the Vatican be busy? Unless…they too were possessed by The Mind…dun dun dun… đŸ™‚

  2. herheadache

    August 23, 2015 at 05:04

    How did you know? You read my mind. I almost chose this topic for my SoCS post this week, but at the last minute, decided to go in another, completely different direction instead. I would have titled it
    America: Have You Lost Your Mind?
    I had a feeling this is where you were going by a few sentences in. Nice job. Love the wild sci fifeel.

  3. Keith Channing

    August 23, 2015 at 08:12

    Thank you for this post. It has set a train of thought running in what it amuses me to call my mind; a thought I shall allow to fester through my various states of consciousness for as long as it needs, then I shall go back to the Post-it® note that I’ve just put on the wall, directly in my line of sight: “In the beginning was the Mind

  4. JoAnne

    September 5, 2015 at 22:39

    Fascinating and humorous, too.

    • dalecooper57

      September 5, 2015 at 22:42

      Cheers, I rather enjoyed that one myself. ;~}

  5. jdawgswords

    October 2, 2015 at 00:11

    loosely based on the idiot named “chump”…i mean…now if only we had a reset button…

  6. Courtie

    February 12, 2017 at 04:04

    This is absolutely hilarious. I had to hold back my laughter in the break room at work so people didn’t think I was the crazy one!

    • dalecooper57

      February 12, 2017 at 14:58

      Thank you, I’m glad it amused you, it’s one of my favourites. ;~}

  7. Linda G. Hill

    December 19, 2020 at 16:39

    An oldie but a goodie.

    • dalecooper57

      December 19, 2020 at 16:49

      Hahaha, thanks. Where did you stumble on this?

      • Linda G. Hill

        December 19, 2020 at 17:02

        Sent you a PM on FB.


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