Sara frames her world on the canvas, her mind bristling. She can paint a planet with no life, swirling gas clouds circling the world for eternity.
Sara considers a world of doubt, one she can’t interact with. Its inhabitants question their existence, unaware of the creator and her power to destroy them.
Or she could construct a world where ambiguity is controlled. Inhabitants’ fates are decided by simple choices—yes or no.
Sara washes the paint off her hands and sits down. She considers all possible numbers and permutations.
Her hand hovers over the keyboard.
In the beginning, she presses one.