Wednesday, March 21: I realized when Rois posted her song title challenge today, “Butterfly” by Crazy Town, that I don’t have one single picture of a butterfly or anything resembling one.
Then I walked into my bedroom in my Nizwa flat and saw a picture I have on my wall. Here it is:
I love purples and pinks and I love butterflies, so this is my interpretation of the song by Crazy Town:
I see the sun breaking shining through dark clouds
And a vision of you standing out in a crowd.
Come come my lady
You’re my butterfly
Then quite randomly I walked through my hallway and found this picture, which I had totally forgotten about.
And then, VOILA(!), I remembered a short story I wrote a while back while I was taking creative writing classes at Northern Virginia Community College: tortured butterflies. I won first prize in a creative writing contest for this story, so I got $100! It’s the only piece of writing I’ve ever been paid for in my life… 🙂