36th Challenge for
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 10-20 through 10-26-2015
“Jon, what are we doing today?” asked Shelby.
“I can’t leave the back yard, but we can play around the flower garden. I will show you my friend if he’s around.” Jon answered.
“I call him Speedy. He lives in the flower garden.”
“What? How can he do that and why is his name Speedy?”
“He’s a butterfly and he can fly twelve miles an hour but only if his body temperature is at least 86 degrees.”
“What else can he do?”
“He sees red, green and yellow, and he never sleeps. He just becomes inactive and he doesn’t have eyelids. He never takes a bath in water because he could lose his colored scales and the ability to sense odors. He takes a sun bath to raise his body temperature.”
“Where does he sleep?”
“Under the leaves.”
“Wow!! Did he tell you all this?”
“No, my mom read me a book about butterflies.”
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