First published in The Colored Lens, “How Many Angels?” brings man under the microscope as scientists make their first communication with God. A nascent technology provides proof of a divine dimension, but with eerie costs. Millet, a maltreated scientist, must sacrifice thousands of rats to witness tiny traces of the creator. To receive God’s full message, Millet and his pensive coworker, Chase, remain confined in a tiny shell of a control station for eight years.
Treated like a rodent himself, Millet murders his bully of a superior, Conrad. The resulting conundrum makes the killing look either insane or brilliant. Would God want Conrad protected as a person or punished for tormenting other sacred lives? The ultimate colloquy unfolds with the only two men to know that God awaits them all. Considered an angel already for his historical commune, Millet may murder again, this time with chilling and divine reasoning.
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