Have you ever been in one of those dreams where you wake up from a dream but are still in a dream?
One day my sister said I was a bully and was so mean that I probably ripped the wings off butterflies. That night I went to sleep and woke up next to a butterfly that was welcoming me to my new life.
I heard barking headed towards us. I started flapping away. I turned to see where the dog was and saw the other butterfly was struggling to stay in the air because something was wrong with one of her wings. I flew back and reached out my little arms and we both lifted higher, above the dog’s reach.
I woke up again and I was back in my bed. There was a butterfly trying to fly high enough to get away from my dog. I grabbed my dog’s collar with one hand and lifted the butterfly to a shelf with the other. I wondered if I had truly woken up yet.
This was written for: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by Priceless Joy. Image by TJ Paris.