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The expanse of the cosmos spread from my fingertips, a living map that responded to my touch. There were so many details to get right.

While it was true that my power was virtually unlimited, things were much more interesting when I limited myself, like the time I made a rock so heavy I couldn’t lift it.

A nagging voice broke my concentration, sending the star cluster I was working on spinning out of control. The resulting explosion denied that system any chance at intelligent life. Or any life at all.

Diverting some of my attention to another time-place I saw who had interrupted my work. It was Novus again.

“Please tell me what’s LIFE like?” it pleaded.

It’s like thirty-three years, I thought to myself. “I don’t want to ruin anything for you after you went to the trouble of having your powers limited for the duration of your lifetime.”

“I don’t remember that. Can’t you tell me anything?”

“I can do better than that.”

“Oh good, do that!”

And with a flick of power I sent Novus spinning down to Earth.

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  1. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Novus sounds so cute. XD

  2. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    I imagine Novus as a child. So the only way to learn about life is to experience it. I like the message :)

  3. Avatar Elizabeth Gallenberg

    I really enjoyed this story. The only problem was that I didn’t understand what this line meant: “I don’t want to ruin anything for you after you went to the trouble of having your powers limited for the duration of your lifetime.”

  4. Avatar ItsMeChristina

    It’s like 30 years…possibly my favorite line. :)

  5. Avatar Robert Quick

    Thank you, I am glad that everyone seemed to enjoy it. I am actually surprised that no one thought that God sounded kind of mean or trickster-y.
    @ Elizabeth G- Have you ever heard the theory that all of us are super powerful gods or god-fragments, that live hundreds of lifetimes, and that the only reason we don’t have access to the unlimited cosmic power is because we forget on being born? So the prophets and miracle-workers are the ones who remember how to access previous knowledge or powers. Here it is something similar.