Toasted Cake 245: The Butterfly Effect by Edward Ashton

Toasted Cake 245! In which we try to fix things.

First Human Trial: August 12th, 2023. Well, today's the day. 

This story first appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

Edward Ashton lives in Rochester, NY with his wife, a variable number of daughters, and an adorably mopey dog named Max. He is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, as well as of short stories which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Escape Pod, Analog, and Fireside Fiction. You can find him on Twitter @edashtonwriting or online at


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