She was born in a flower pot at the city. She didn’t like it there much, though. Too much noise, too few flowers.
So, off she flew, away from the city. But the city was in an arid area and all she found was a desert.
Big red rocks, dangerous looking lizards, spiders, scorpions, snakes…. Not much water… Only a few low woody bushes….
She felt hungry, thirsty and afraid, and started to regret leaving the comfortable city.
Then, suddenly, she sees a flowering succulent bush covering a huge ground area. She goes for it and finds the most delicious, thirst-quenching and satisfying meal. Much better than what she used to get in her luscious colorful flowers at her pot.
She also finds cover from predators, amongst the thick leaves as pale as her wings.
She has found her own private Butterfly Heaven!
This post was written in response to the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, that this week features a picture by T.J. Paris.
To see other stories inspired by the same picture, click the blue frog below.