The Butterfly that Almost Wasn't Part V

All Bella's toing and froing inside the cocoon made her very tired. She fell into a deep sleep, anxieties and the two animals below her forgotten. She drifted into a land of enchanted dreams.┬áBella had grown wondrous…

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The Butterfly that Almost Wasn't Part IV

Several days passed. One afternoon while Bella sat flattened down under ripening tomatoes and cucumber, heartbroken and weakened from not eating, she heard a tiny but clear cheerful voice. "Hello! What do we have here?" The caterpillar slowly turned her head and immediately curled into a ball.…

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The Butterfly that Almost Wasn't Part III

Indeed, Bella had overheard both Desdemona and Elspeth from inside her cozy home, and was having an argument with herself.

"I do not want to leave my cocoon! Do not, do not, do not! I am perfectly happy and snug in here!"

She shook her tiny fists, stamped her wee feet,…

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The Butterfly that Almost Wasn't Part II

"Of course I want you to tell me more, Elspeth," Desdemona declared.

"Well," continued the elfin dragon, "Bella stopped eating, turned her head, and said, 'Now that you mention it, I have been feeling quite full lately. Everything's a bit tight fitting. '"

I replied,…

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The Butterfly that Almost Wasn't Part I

The green anole, Desdemona, sparkled in a pool of spring sunshine waiting for her Caelumen friend, Elspeth the Elfin Dragon.

"Where is E?" she asked herself. "She's always on The Patio when I'm sunning."

"Elspeth. Oh, Elspeth! Where are you?" she chimed sounding…

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