Category Archives: Butterfly’s Stories

The Butterfly Wars

The bloody battles spread to three different worlds and leveled entire continents. Not one of Butterfly’s own friends survived. He saw each of them die over the course of the first eight years. Though it’s been a very long stretch … Continue reading

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The Ringing Bell

Once, when the Policeman was about nine years old, he’d gone to his classroom during recess to stash away a new stick for his collection. As he carefully wrapped it in his spare sweater, two older boys rushed in. One … Continue reading

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Butterfly’s Police Report

I found the policeman the very next time I went to Las Vegas. He was standing in front of a weary apartment building not far from the casino where we first met. Talking with a middle-aged woman in teeshirt and … Continue reading

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Butterfly in Las Vegas

There are rules in Las Vegas: Assume that every situation is governed by rules, especially when there appear to be none. You are required to establish your own rules. You must decide when and how to abide by your rules. … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

The Sun was tired. Deep in its core, there was the sense of something tilting, falling, and a thunderous boom. Flames whirled and billowed wildly, like dust exploding from under a falling tree. Pinned to the void, the Sun heaved … Continue reading

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My world is quite near yours, so close that we overlap a bit.

We have a sun, too, you know—a little different than yours and a little bit the same. It gives light and warmth, just like yours, but its color is more vibrant. It gets a little hotter than yours, but we … Continue reading

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