Five Card Story: The Unexpected Delivery

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a Five Card Flickr story by Trisha May Trayfalgar & Rossel Villadolid created May 03 2024, 03:38:57 pm. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) jentropy (2) Serenae (3) bionicteaching (4) bionicteaching (5) Serenae

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Max, a bouncy terrier mix with a brindle coat, loved romping in the snow. He bounced through the park, his red hat and blue coat bobbing along, leaving a trail of paw prints in his wake. Exuberant barks punctuated the crisp winter air.
Spring arrived, blanketing the park in a vibrant display of wildflowers. A beautiful monarch butterfly, its wings a kaleidoscope of orange, black, and white, landed on a daisy. Max, now sporting a bright green collar, watched the butterfly with fascination.
As the seasons changed once more, summer's warmth enveloped the city. Max, panting happily, trotted alongside his owner, Emily, towards their apartment building. The building, constructed of red brick and adorned with wrought-iron fire escapes, was situated in a bustling part of town.
One sunny afternoon, Emily decided to add a pop of color to their fire escape. She planted a window box overflowing with petunias, pansies, and marigolds. Max, tail wagging, watched with interest as Emily carefully arranged the plants.
A few days later, something extraordinary happened. As Emily watered the flowers, a flutter of wings caught her eye. A monarch butterfly, remarkably similar to the one Max had seen in the park, was flitting amongst the blooms in the window box.
Max barked excitedly, and Emily smiled. The butterfly seemed to linger for a moment, as if acknowledging them, before taking flight. In that brief encounter, Emily felt a connection to the natural world, a butterfly’s delicate wings a reminder of the beauty that could bloom even in the heart of the city.

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