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A cut, a tear, a fold,
slice of color and a cut or two,
and another paper butterfly is born.

IV drips in the hand
keeping everything in place
while the cuts and tears and folds
keeps going on.

One thousand, six hundred and sixty six.

That's the number
she was told to make.

One thousand, six hundred and sixty six.
Until she can get a wish.
A nice nurse had told her so,
and shown her how to make them
but she had only made thirty out of the
one thousand, six hundred and sixty six
paper butterflies.

It seemed like such an impossible number
that one thousand six hundred and sixty six
but our patient needed that wish
just like everyone else,
in that hospital that our patient was at.

Her wish though
was not what someone expects
from our patient who will not last much longer.

Her wish,
is for her family to be happy when she's gone
and that they won't miss her to much
and that they will find someone else
after she has gone.

Her wish
isn't to stay
and to get better
because she knows
that it won't happen.

So instead
she wishes
for everything
to be happy
when she is finally gone.

And for that
our patient needs
one thousand
six hundred
and sixty six
paper butterflies.
On *Anatopist's 435 writing prompts ([link]) one was the number 1,666 (I think it was number 77). It reminded me of that story about how if you make 1,000 paper cranes you get a wish.





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I-like-blue Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I liked the S'ssssssssss
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Oilux Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you
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xxazureyuzukixx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you started the beginning, it just made me hooked to it.
also I like how you said 1,666 on a different line.
very beautiful and I will like you on facebook
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Oilux Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Writer
Oh gosh thank you so much!
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xxazureyuzukixx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome!
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mechanicalsky23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cooool :love:
Isn't the story you're talking about "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes"??
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Oilux Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Writer
Yes! I just could not remember that story
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mechanicalsky23 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe. I remember reading it in first grade. The only thing I remember is a soccer game and an earthquake causing a crane to loose its leg. (I think that's what happened... :P)
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Oilux Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Writer
Sounds like a very crazy story
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mechanicalsky23 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah.
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