A Quiet Afternoon in the Museum of Torture
By Catherine Czerkawska
These three short stories by Catherine Czerkawska are exquisite -- like ‘The Butterfly Bowl’ of the second story.
It’s a plain little Chinese bowl, handed down from Debbie’s great-great-grandfather. It’s nothing special to look at but, when filled with water, the bowl seems suddenly filled with butterflies. Showier articles from Great-Great-Grandad’s collection had been lost or sold, but this modest little bowl had been treasured for its secret.