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metamorphosis

he came towards me in the darkness as though just walking by his eyes were large and luminous and he wore a butterfly tie and those butterflies were moving rhythmically pulsing things that drew my eyes towards them towards their moving wings and suddenly they were flying I could hear the wind sigh as they whirled and swirled and I heard the stranger cry and shiver and quiver and fade then just a pile of cloth was where he’d stood and a large and luminous moth an awesome yet enthralling sight was climbing away up into the night and I stood there bewildered and fearful in that lane wondering and doubting if I were still sane I still don’t know to this very day but that memory will just not go away these dark nights now I never walk alone the night is full of perils for a being on its own he’d come towards me in the darkness as though just walking by his eyes were large and luminous and he’ d worn a butterfly tie

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Date: 10/17/2022 6:54:00 PM
Pygmalion in reverse ? A butterfly to a moth? Scary stuff ! You have convinced me to buy ties with polka dots but never butterflies ! Great story Terry, most intriguing. Thank you
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Terry Ireland
Date: 10/19/2022 1:16:00 AM
Thanks Wendy - my village was an ancient place of mystery. As Great Granny Barker would have said, O should have long been asleep instead of wandering - there's no good done after midnight, and you didn't (daren't) disagree with her. Love -Terry