I don’t usually do sequels, but so many people asked about what happened next in last week’s story. So here it is. Sorry to those of you who didn’t like the story. I promise not to turn this into a trilogy.
“If this DNA sequence is a signature, whose signature is it?” Joel hated the implications of Emily’s discovery about the Alpha gene, the gene they’d found in everything from humans to amoebae.
Emily ticked off possibilities on her fingers. “One, a Creator.”
“A deity who spoke Greek?” Joel shook his head, but in confusion, rather than with his characteristic sarcasm.
“If you think that’s weird,” Emily continued, “how about number two? We’re running inside a computer simulation.”
She reckoned this wouldn’t be the best time to tell Joel she lacked the Alpha gene.
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