What if changes caused time and not the other way around? Wes was thinkingabout this as he poured one solution into the other. Work was so boring and monotonousthat Wes had all kinds of thoughts like these. What if, he thought, the very act of dumping chemicals together was causing time to progress? That he, Wes Mallard, hadthe power to make time go on. And got paid to do it.Perhaps, he thought, at the moment of the Big Bang there was just a little changein that small, heavy mass of whatever it was and it caused all kinds of change. Nowchange can’t stop happening, and neither will time because of it.He mused further as he stirred his concoction. Time can’t move backwardsbecause of this. There’s no going back. There’s only change to change to change and weperceive it as time moving in a fluid direction of forward.Wes thought memory had something to do with the idea of time going forward aswell. Memories lined up in order from when we were young to now.The lab was empty this time of night. Wes was working overtime to pay somegambling debts. He hated that urge, the craving for the win. If only the casino werefarther away, then the temptation wouldn’t be so bad. Even better, if the casino didn’texist then he wouldn’t have to drive by it every day to and from work.In his beaker, Wes put two droplets of acid in and watched as they dissolved.Fumes were rising from the glass container. As long as Wes kept making things change,time would seem to continue. What else could he change with his brew?He had a great storage of memory as to what chemicals do what. A little of this, alittle of that. A little could go a far way. A little fluid could melt something big. It couldburn down a whole building with a little help from a lighter.Wes thought about that casino some more as he stirred his smoking creation. Justthe very act of thinking about the casino was causing change, which kept time pushingon.What if the casino weren't there anymore?Wes took a bio-hazard container and poured his mixture into it. It was time to gohome now anyway. He locked up the lab and the building and got into his car, thecontainer tucked away in his lab coat.