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The Bad Influence

50 WORDS

Extreme Weather, Human Extinction Caused by Killer Butterflies

Thrifty Word Challenge 50 #59: Butterfly Effect

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I’m consumed by guilt. I was in a bad mood. I wrote a very nasty news column about a billionaire I detest. Twelve hours later a tropical island near the Bahamas was obliterated by a hurricane’s storm surge.

It was completely my fault. I was told it’s the butterfly effect.

(Maybe this really happened and maybe it didn’t.)

I would like to thank Melissa R. Mendelson for this challenging prompt:

The butterfly effect was discovered due to a butterfly effect event — no joke:

Thanks for reading
… Fred Ermlich

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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

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