The micro-structure of a scale from a butterfly wing. The holes are around 1 micrometre across, about the size of a bacterium. Visualised using scanning electron microscopy by Dr Bronwen Cribb, University of Queensland.
As I peered at my shattered reflection, a dark hatred filled my heart. It spread through my veins and set me on fire. They would regret the day they dared to defy me. They would regret the day they challenged the evil queen.