The Reluctant Butterfly
Slug: The Reluctant Butterfly
Published by Steve Copland at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 by Steve Copland
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It was a warm sunny day when Slug was born. His mother laid her eggs on the end of a long branch in a tree with lots of tasty leaves. She chose a large green leaf near the end of the branch because she knew that the branch would move in the breeze, and the birds don’t like sitting on branches that move. This story is about just one of those eggs, one that became the caterpillar, Slug.
Slug’s mother was very beautiful. She had big black eyes, a kind gentle face, and four wings covered in bright colors. She was not very old for a butterfly, and Slug was the first egg she had ever laid. When she had finished laying her eggs, she flew a short distance to a field and found her husband drinking from a large blue flower. He had been waiting for her to return. She glided down to the flower, took a drink, and looked at her husband.
“Did you find a good place for our children?" he asked her, his long fingers stroking her face.