The End of a Beginning
Jay had been waiting for the butterfly to emerge from its cocoon. When the day finally came...
A blue butterfly slowly crept out and fluttered its wings. Freedom at last! It longed to fly in the sky, flit among the flowers...
Jay clamped his fingers over the butterfly's wings. In wicked delight, he tore the wings off one by one, and threw the now-wingless butterfly to the ground.
Mission accomplished! Now he had blue wings to add to his collection.
The torn butterfly was left to die; its short-lived freedom lost, its dreams gone... forever.
The end of a beginning.