Aphelion Issue 287, Volume 27
September 2023
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The Chrononaut

by J. Davidson Hero

"If you expect," he smirked, his unitard
an incandescent mesh of future tech,
"prognostications that a future wreck
your oracles foresee just might be barred
by present human ingenuity...
then I must disappoint." He placed his hands
together. "And you wonder where, it stands
to reason, in all continuity
your epoch ranks. Is this a golden age,"
he chuckled, "with your texts and tweets and posts,
the wild consumerism, the shrinking coasts?
I can't your hopes confirm nor fears assuage.
My trips confirm one truth and I can give
but that: reality is relative."

© 2013 J. Davidson Hero

J. Davidson Hero is the pen name of John David Rose. John's writing has been published on various websites including Every Day Poets, Anotherealm, Aphelion: The Webzine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Creator and the Catalyst, and Kalkion. Seven of his short stories have been included in the anthology Flash of Aphelion. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and their three children.

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