Part 4: Entropy (4,115 words)
(omnipotence, existentialism, no sex)
Rich poked at the embers before him. He had set up camp in a clearing on a plateau, built a fire and cooked a fish that he’d caught. He looked up at the stars as the embers in the pit died, and was about to unroll his sleeping bag when he heard a rustle in the foliage over to his left. He felt his heart rate accelerate; he kept very still. A jolt of fear ran through him, like an electric shock, making his entire body tingle.