The Last of the Unicorns

“Marry me Helen, I love you from the core of my heart.”

“Everyone says that Aaron.”

“I’m a unicorn….”

“What’s the big deal about that? You’re just a horse with a horn.”

“But I’m the last surviving member of my species…”

“Ohhhhh, so now I should marry you out of pity.”

“No, but unicorns are magical beings, marrying one leads to eternal youth.”

“Stop it, you’re just being pathetic now Aaron.”

“No, I swear it’s true.”

“How can a gal say no to THAT baby.”

And as Aaron kissed Helen to seal their union, he quietly uncrossed his hooves.


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge, hosted by Charli Mills. Charli’s prompt this week, in her own words, was:

February 22, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a unicorn. It can be realistic or fantastical. Go where the prompt leads.





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At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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17 Responses to The Last of the Unicorns

  1. calmkate says:

    ooh that sneaky crossed hooves bit .. wont last with that deception!

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    If she keeps her hooves crossed, the marriage may never be consummated. 😉

  3. Anna Rymer says:

    Ha ha! That’s brilliant

  4. Jules says:

    Awe a fibbing Unicorn… Fun read. Ed’s comment was fun too!

  5. Charli Mills says:

    That sly unicorn! This was my favorite line: “Stop it, you’re just being pathetic now Aaron.”

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  7. Michael B. Fishman says:

    Forget the legends, never trust a unicorn! This line made me laugh out loud: “Stop it, you’re just being pathetic now Aaron.”

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