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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Thlush-A-Lum

Published May 29, 2019 · 1,030 words (4 minutes) · 120 views

Horror losing a child childhood Bugs insects coming of age metamorphosis cartilage

Markella’s earliest memories are of the sounds outside her window. At hours when no men moved, rustling branches and shuffling grass woke her. A beating pulse like slower, fleshier helicopter blades banished sleep: thlush-a-lum thlush-a-lum.

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2010 was a boon year for these butterflies in my garden. I had a dozen chrysalis in all manner of morphs at any one time. In this image you can see the new green chrysalis coloration, one that’s about ready to emerge (the clear one), and a butterfly that’s already come out. They will hang for hours and dry their wings and are, in fact, quite fragile.