The butterfly swirled in the breeze, then landed gently on the cactus. Marlee held her breath as she pulled out her camera. Slowly she adjusted the shutter speed, then framed in the butterfly. The delicate wings fluttered and Marlee froze. She sank down, keeping the focus on the butterfly. Swift wings beat and then the Curved-Billed Thrasher swooped away, butterfly in beak. Marlee stood, checking her frames. Shouldering the camera bag again, she walked off. Butterflies always made the best bait.
My short–and not so sweet–entry into Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer’s. And a thank you to TJ Paris for our photo this week. Follow along and check out all the other stories inspired by the photo HERE.