Henry and Elaine loved their new home on the planet Demeter III. The colony was famous for flowers the size of houses. They decided to celebrate by painting their roof in vivid, flowery colors.
Their neighbors, whose roofs were dull black, tried to stop them. The young couple ignored the warnings of the persnickety fuddyduddies who lived nearby.
Then one morning their home shook horribly as though the building might collapse. They ran into the street where they saw a very frustrated creature upon their roof.
“That’s funny,” said Henry. “The realtor never mentioned butterflies the size of airplanes!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers.