Birds of a Feather

“To be stared at, to be constantly watched, just because one’s plumage is of an eye-catching color is nothing short of perturbing.” “Yet, honestly, darling, would it not be just as insulting to be ignored?”

Water Lily

She was so perfectly delicate, as though she had been crafted by the hands of a master artist out of the finest glass, that no one ever suspected there was a burning energy within her, roiling and spitting. She was a volcano lying in wait, knowing that the day she erupted, she would change the…