requested 99 word stories about unicorns. Follows is mine. What do you think?


Written by Kerry E.B. Black


It sparkles in my periphery, silver as moonlight and as illusive. When I turn to catch it with my full gaze, it flees swifter than a shy spirit. Still I feel its unfailing goodness.


I used to be good, too, used to befriend the creature that haunts the corners of my consciousness. That was long ago, before age and experience settled upon my shoulders like cloaks layered atop one another. Before I lost my innocent interpretations and bowed to cynicism.


Now its glinting horn points to my failure, the unicorn that was but will never again exist for me.

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