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Featured Story ~ Butterflies Fly Free

Renee Stevens


Well, we're at the start of another week and this week we are going to look at a story written by Bill W called "Butterflies Fly Free". If you like what you read in the review, why not go check out the story and leave the author a review!



Reviewer: K.C.
Status: Complete
Word Count: 68,492


When I first stumbled across GA’S Hosted Author Bill W’s story, “Butterflied Fly Free,” I didn’t know if I would be able to continue reading it. Glancing over a few paragraphs, I noticed that it was the heartbreaking story of a boy who leaves home and finds himself begging on the city streets, scrounging for money for his next meal. This kid, like many others living on the street, was willing to do anything for some quick cash. This hit a little close to home for me, but I was willing to give it a try and I went back to the beginning, giving the story my full attention.


When a homeless teen, approaches Leo, he’s skeptical at first, but decides to give Colt a chance. Leo invites the young boy to have dinner with him instead of just giving him money or simply brushing the boy aside.


If opposites attract, well you can’t get any more opposite then these two. Leo’s strong, confident and a natural protector. True to his name, Colt is skittish, scared and unsure of everything in life.


Leo takes young Colt under his wing, giving him a place to live, food and clothes. Leo even enrolls Colt in school and helps him find a job. Life turns around quickly for the young boy, but is Colt too wild to ever be truly tamed?


I read this story from beginning to end perched on the edge of my seat. It was an amazing culmination of triumph and heartache between Leo and Colt.


This story perfectly captures the quote: “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back it’s yours. If not, it never was.”


I would give “Butterflies Fly Free” 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it as a story filled with such an unique realness, that I felt like I was there with the characters at the turn of every page.


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