Aside from considerations of simplicity and brevity, I also chose to write a first person monologue because I wanted to give primacy to the concept I've developed, as I did not want characters or plot to overshadow the core ideas behind the story.
To Jasmine & Frank, you are – and will be – the brightest stars in my universe.
Consciousness is, fundamentally, the only thing we really share in common. Yours came from ours, a miniscule shard from an enormous shattered mirror, but I am skipping ahead now. For you to understand, I need to tell my story sequentially. You are a linear being, time for you moves in only one direction. I envy that.