Like the sound of soft fingers on skin, green palm fronds whispered amongst themselves. Their soft breath caressed his cheek as he listened for the slight scratching of frond cilia against stiff palm trunks.

Metaphorosis
Metaphorosis: a collection of stories
Published 22-Jun-2013

About the story: Never change, sweetheart. Not into that.
Loosely based on a reversal of the plot of Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, but with a lighter tone, and more metaphors.