Father: Careful son! You don't want to squish it. It probably has a family.
Male Caterpillar: Where the hell is my supper?!
Female Caterpillar: Oh no! Your father is home!
Would have worked better if you had made it a moth and only the kid a caterpillar.
An adult caterpillar?
Sherman Alexie has a short story about a family who is relieved/delighted that the father never comes home from the twin towers on 9/11.
April 29, 2016