The Mandelbrot Set by Janet Burroway, short story book cover artwork

“The Mandelbrot Set” by Janet Burroway

Open this story in our mobile app!

Benni Mandelbrot is a number cruncher, a successful one. Yet, here he is, thinking about mortality and the two million dollars he needs to seduce out of a party guest — until the arrival of a Monarch butterfly sets off a chain of events he doesn't foresee.


The Mandelbrot Set

To read this story and thousands more…

Register Now!

About the Author
Janet Burroway is the author of plays, poetry, children’s books, and eight novels including The Buzzards, Raw Silk, Opening Nights, Cutting Stone (all Notable Books of The New York Times Book Review), and most recently Bridge of Sand. Her plays have received readings and productions in Chicago, New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her Writing Fiction, now in its ninth edition, is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and Imaginative Writing is in its fourth edition. She is author of the memoir Losing Tim (Think Piece Press, 2014). Winner of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing from the Florida Humanities Council, she is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University.
More stories from Janet Burroway