The Butterfly Effect [s6m]

Butterfly elephant ears
Image from theawesomedaily.com

“Oh, my Ganesha, Ellie!” Twiggy stared at her friend. “What did you do to your ears?”

Ellie turned her head from side to side. “Don’t you like them? I saved up and got tattooed for my birthday.”

Twiggy trunked up some honeysuckle, chewed, and swallowed. “They’re very colorful, but I don’t understand why you’d want to change your natural elephant beauty.”

“Because of the butterfly effect,” Ellie explained. “The idea is that I can have a large effect upon the world by simply fluttering my ears. Isn’t that cool?”

“That’s ridiculous,” Twiggy scoffed. “Flutter now and see what happens.” 

Ellie fluttered, and the sky stayed cloudy, the birds kept chirping in the trees, and a crocodile crawled out of the river right on schedule. “Maybe you’re right, Twigs. Let’s go hang at the Giraffe Patch. I don’t like the way Crocky is staring at us.”

As the elephants lumbered off, a lion caught the scent of honeysuckle that Ellie’s ears had rippled through the air. Ick, he thought, I hate sweets, and he scampered away from the area. Soon he encountered a truck full of tourists aka lunch. But they screamed and banged pans, which annoyed him, so he ran back and ate a gazelle that his wife had prepared earlier.

On the truck, a woman said to her fiancé, “That was a close one. And why were you hiding under the blanket while the rest of us were scaring off the lion?”

“I uh was looking for a gun,” the man replied.

“We don’t have guns! You know that.”

Disgusted with his cowardice, she broke their engagement and married Oleksandr Zelensky instead.

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Written for Simply 6 Minutes.

32 responses to “The Butterfly Effect [s6m]

  1. What a happening and fun story Paula 😂😀🐘🦋

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  2. blindzanygirl

    A great fun story Paula

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  3. This is actually frightening, to think of the very small things that put us where we are. But for a handful of these types of events my own life could be very, very different right now. I sort of feel like for the worse, but who knows?

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    • I go back and forth with thinking things worked out for the best and omg they could have been so much better. Who knows?!

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      • That’s a very interesting question. One way to look at it is that we fought to be where we are today, having to overcome various obstacles, and you might assume that whatever the various obstacles, we would have still neutralized them effectively. But, you know, maybe not in every possible scenario, but for the most part. We leave behind us a chaotic wake of unfulfilled probabilities.

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      • That last sentence is pure poetry 🙂

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  4. I never believed in the butterfly effect, but you just proved how it works in your lovely post Paula and I will never doubt it again.

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  5. This is so cute Paula. I can picture their ears fluttering away!

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  6. Hahaha, I love the ending! Made me laugh out loud. One of my most favorite stories is the Sound of Thunder. Great story. Thanks for participating.

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  7. i always love how you put the perfect twist to your story. The Butterfly Effect proved positive in this story.

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  8. I will check back but right not there is no option for me to reblog this on my blog. I definitely want to share it.

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  9. Let me know if I sent the link back to you correctly….always something new to learn

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  10. Lol! You have quite an imagination! Good one I loved it! 🌈😘

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  11. A very imaginative post, Paula. I may get my ears tattooed like that.

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  12. A great story.

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