AUTHOR’S CORNER: Quiet Defiance by Butterfly Thomas

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Welcome to the Author’s Corner.

Come on in, grab your favorite morning brew and enjoy a wonderful treat from author of Head Held High, Butterfly Thomas.

Be sure to check out her book information after you’ve read this fine piece of her work.

Thanks for dropping by today and do make sure to come back soon. You can never tell what we might have going on.





CN-APRIL 3, 2019


My opposition isn’t always out loud


And in your face

Sometimes I quietly seethe

And wonder

If I spoke out

Would it make a change?

Would this time be different?

Would it mean something?


And am I any less proud if I don’t?

Am I any less hurt?

Am I any less offended?

Am I any less broken?

Are my feelings still valid?

Still important?

Still mine

If they don’t leave you cowed

Or contrite

My opposition is not always flashy


In secret I defy the odds

I defy your limitations

I defy these bonds

These chains

Of narrow imaginations

My opposition is not always out loud

Yet and still, I disagree

In quiet defiance








by Butterfly Thomas / C 2018 / 402 pages in print

In e–book ($3.99) and print ($15.95) from Amazon and other online booksellers

Cover, free text sample, and author bio:


Shya’s dying mother tasked her with taking care of her younger brothers, and the girl is trying hard to do just that. But it doesn’t take long for the reader to learn that Shya is doing a lot more than being a loving, attentive sister and attending college.  She’s also working as a high end escort under her stepfather’s control.

As the stepfather’s demands increase, Shya sees no choice but to kick up her plan to squirrel away enough money to win custody of her brothers. Little does she know that one brother is doggedly pursuing the escape of drugs, while the other is being bullied and hopes to escape everything—permanently. More tragedy ensues as Shya gets caught stealing from the wrong person.

Can she save her family with bodies dropping all around her and a killer closing in? Will she lose everything for the pursuit of money? Can she keep her head held high in the face of so much adversity?

Read this fast–paced urban thriller to find out.

The author is on Facebook at Tasha Hubbard J





About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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4 Responses to AUTHOR’S CORNER: Quiet Defiance by Butterfly Thomas

  1. butterflythomas says:

    I love this poem more and more every time I read it, because it is so relatable to so many situations. 🦋


  2. heahtmonster says:



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