Aphelion Issue 277, Volume 26
October 2022
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In The Beginning There Was A Thought

or the Negation of Free Will

by Richard Tornello

Wandering about the infinite multi-universes,
the creator’s gardens of creation,
It thought for a moment It might be bored and considered a very new idea.

Knowing the position of every atom and quark at each creation
It knew the future down to the last fart.
Add any variable and It still could take all that into consideration
and know each and every outcome.

It smiled and laughed. ‘Nope’ was the next thought.

2019 Richard Tornello

Rick always had an interest in writing, art, science and history. He studied at The Art Students League in NYC and picked up a degree in History and Asian Studies from Rutgers University.

He began writing short stories and poems about 12 years ago and has published 3 children’s books and illustrating one book of poems. He also translated the poetry for a Chinese-American poet.

Rick has been published in Aphelion-webzine.com, Orion’s Arm.com, Short-Humour.org.uk and a few stories in the anthology Flash of Aphelion and a new one in Rogue Planet Press, "Fantastical Savannahas and Jungles" anthology

He is a business owner and a technical/engineering recruiter for working in the Washington DC metro area.

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