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Small Change

The policeman watched the woman walk calmly out of the woods with her new companion. He still didn’t know where he was, or how he’d got here. She was a petty thief, seemed almost violent, and she was his only … Continue reading

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The Elephant Nebula

I had dozed, but awoke to the sense that something huge had happened. Huge and warm, like receding thunder. I wasn’t frightened. Instead, my heart ached with anticipation. I edged forward through the bracken and saw something so beautiful, so … Continue reading

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Fuel for the Journey

Eating soothed her at once. It seemed to drown out the panic. Caterpillar ate for hours, long into the night, and did not stop to rest. The woods were quiet except for the tick and tear of her teeth on … Continue reading

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I Carefully Examined Every Little Stone I Could Find

My eyes were sore. There were, in fact, many very beautiful stones. Still, not one of them was my little stone—my moon-colored agate. I couldn’t give up. I searched in a tight, expanding spiral around and away from its empty … Continue reading

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Trampled Shrine

It had been an awful morning. Caterpillar had come around to check on her treasure and it was gone. It was gone, and the whole shrine was a shambles—torn to pieces. There were great gashes and pits in the earth. … Continue reading

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Characters: Caterpillar

Caterpillar is technically not any older than Butterfly. She believes she is the guardian of a mysterious stone, but can’t remember why. Caterpillar will go out of her way to keep a promise. Vaguely aware that she is incredibly vulnerable … Continue reading

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Both Butterfly and Caterpillar exist at the same time

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Characters: Butterfly

Butterfly is not actually a butterfly, but was once what one might call a caterpillar. Both Butterfly and Caterpillar exist at the same time. Butterfly loves wooded ravines and busy traffic on the Las Vegas Strip on hot summer days. … Continue reading

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