Portrait of a Butterfly by Liana Mir
Approx. 4,830 words.
Published on December 31, 2011.
A hunt gone wrong, a child almost lost, and evidence captured. Russia has myths about the kahtchen, the gifted. They whisper in the night to their children of the immortals, the mindreaders, the fire-breathing dragons who stretch their souls under the skins of men. Now they can prove it is truth–if the kahtchen don't stop them first. A short story of Vardin