B is for Butterfly

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Many bloggers post on a theme such as poetry, photography or an aspect of writing.

This year, since my poetry and very short fiction collection,  The Bench published, I thought a preview would be appropriate.

Today is April 2nd  Brought to you by the letter B


Photo by author

Photo by author


The Flower and the Butterfly: A Love Story

The purple aster plump with nectar bends in the wind throwing off her sweet smell while petals float in the breeze.

A butterfly, in hues of gold and vermillion, sniffs the air finding an aroma in the west.

He follows the scent, hovers, flaps wings over the aster, questioning.

Aster churns out her sugar.

Soundless, the petals caress the butterfly who snuggles into the nest of ambrosia

and falls into the flower rubbing his head against the petal pillows.

The bloom envelopes the insect, and purple tinges his gold while spots of yellow merge into the aster’s purple.

They laugh.


As with the previous post this too is a Drabble (a story in 100 words). You may have guessed drabbles are my preferred writing style, when possible.

Brightly anticipating your Blogs

What’s the most unusual love story you’ve ever written?



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23 Responses to B is for Butterfly

  1. Wonderful! More please. 🙂

  2. Eccentricity says:

    The most unusual love story I wrote…I haven’t shared it yet, but it’s written and you made me think of it. 😉

  3. I write love or romance scenes, and have to say they’re not always easy to get right, and make believable. I’m in awe of romance writers. Don’t know if I’d be able to write a romance novel. Loved your piece here, especially as they laugh.
    Silvia @

  4. A beautiful story about nature and its happenings. Who’s to say the butterfly doesn’t truly love the flower, they are territorial. Perhaps they were destined to be together, lovers from one life to the next… Very lovely, Sue! 🙂

  5. Very beautiful Susan! The most unusual love story I’ve ever written about was about a man and a zombie, but the zombies were not the typical shuffling type who want to consume flesh. They’re just a by-product of an event and as a result, the world needs to learn how to cope with them. It’s a little racy but sweet at times too. One of my favourite stories to date 🙂

  6. Finley Jayne says:

    Loved it, beautiful piece 🙂

  7. I can see why you like drabble. Lovely poem. I’ll never think of drabble in the same way again. .

  8. Pat Hatt says:

    But with 100 words in a Drabble, I can’t go on and on and babble lol That was sure a different take, nicely done

  9. Rosie Amber says:

    I love the word Drabble, it’s one of those words you can roll your tongue around.

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