The following story, Mariposa, originally formed for a class based on the following premise – Choosing an existing work of art displayed in the halls and writing a piece inspired from it.

Experiences during traumatic situations in my own youth strongly guided the premise without my realizing it. Though the original story was written years back, the elucidation of my consciousness regarding the past have opened an understanding into the true feelings felt during the bad times but opening passageways into a hopeful recovery.

An additional note, the name of this story was inspired by a struggling colony, of the same name, from an episode of Star Trek which happens to mean “Butterfly” in Spanish.

Thank you for reading!