Stories tagged “unicorn”

  • '58 Unicorn

    The garage door moved upwards in jerking movements, slowly revealing Jim’s brand new ride. Once Bob saw it, his eyes went wide. “Wow. Nice ride. What is this, a ’62?” Jim shook his head and chuckled, the kind of chuckle you̵...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Freedom

    Jason was alone. And sad! Sad and alone. It was midnight and he was sitting on a small hillock near a silky pond in which the reflections of the stars glittered like jewels on a very expensive evening gown. Things did not turn out the way he planned wh...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 1)

    I was thirteen when I first embarked on my voyage to the island of Essieterra. I sailed on an enormous galleon, though there were few passengers on board. The captain was a centaur, and the crew consisted of amiable mice and geese. I was the only human...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 2)

    I had been wishing to get away from the human world for the summer, and after much pondering, believing, and dreaming, I had perceived a phantasmagoric place called Essieterra. Here, mystical creatures dwelled, and passion propelled the dreams of young...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 3)

    “Essieterra, straight ahead!” Captain Carrot declared. When our ship sailed into the port, I was trembling with excitement. Finally, I could live among creatures that I had only seen in pictures; creatures that I had only dreamed of. I spotted a he...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 4)

    His gaze drifted to each individual gathered in the throng before him. When Cornelius looked in my direction, there was an expression of hidden knowledge on his face; a look of immense respect and curiosity in his eyes. “Now, you all must know this....

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 5)

    Self-consciously, I raised my hand. Cornelius nodded towards me. “Ah, quite the diligent schoolgirl. Even when classes are dismissed, the lessons never cease.” A moment later, I piped up, “I…I think I know the special quality that we all have ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 6)

    As time went on, I grew both mystified and accustomed to life in Essieterra. Each day, I felt more connected to the community, and I relished in every surprise. Who knew that on a single island, it could be both day and night all at once, or that fairi...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 7)

    Everyone was extremely benign in this land. Even the trolls amused me with their wry sense of humor. I wanted to stay in Essieterra forever, and the others couldn’t bear the thought of me leaving, either. But I knew that I had to come home eventually...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 8)

    As the days went by, I came across an important realization. As mysterious, beautiful, unusual, and extraordinary the inhabitants of Essieterra were, none of us were absolutely perfect. Perhaps by having all of us special individuals come together, eac...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 9)

    One night (as well as day), when I was heading back to the castle after a great feast, I saw a brooding figure in the moonlight (and sunlight) gazing down at the shimmering waters of the sea. I realized that it was Cornelius’s silhouette. I walked ov...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 10)

    All of the female unicorns in Essieterra were madly in love with Cornelius. They would bat their eyelashes at him and giggle incessantly; flirting intensely and constantly. But none of this captivated Cornelius. He wished for someone with a beautiful s...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 11)

    “Cornelius, you’ll find her. You just have to keep believing in the power and potency of love. Promise me you’ll do this?” I asked. Cornelius nodded. “Yes, dear. As sure and the sun shines and the stars twinkle.” Then, I kissed his mane, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 12)

    A few days later, while I was strolling through the forest, I came across an unbelievable sight. Against an oak tree lay a crying unicorn with a broken horn. She had glassy blue eyes and a white mane with pink streaks. She had broken her horn while hun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 13)

    I led Cornelia out of the forest, and we walked along the main road that brought us to Essieterra Town Square. Though her sense of direction was impaired, Cornelia was a keen individual who could hear even the inaudible flapping of fairy wings. We foun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 14)

    Finally, the time came when I had to leave the land that had become a part of my essence. I bid farewell to the mystical creatures who would never be mythical to me. Before I left, Cornelius said to me, his eyes gleaming with a newly passionate spark, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 15)

    My life in the mapped world continued right where it had left off. I faced trials and tribulations in my life, but also had triumphs and accomplishments. I did all I could to help people, and tried to learn from their strengths and weaknesses. Time pas...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 16)

    He was an undoubtedly handsome and strong young man, though he had several scars on his body from when he was attacked by a dog years ago. But despite his marred appearance, I could still see a look of pure endearment and adventure in his eyes, and a b...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 17)

    When I gave birth to Essie in the land that bore her name, my husband and I learned that she could never leave Essieterra, for she was needed there the most. Unwilling to forsake our daughter, we decided to make Essieterra our permanent home. By doing ...

  • Moonlit Meanderings

    “Euri?” “Yeah, Orf?” The couple on the porch swing were really named Ann and Jack. But after meeting in a mythology class, they agreed that their names were sorta blah. They picked Eurydice and Orpheus. Then they shortened them ...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Far Beyond the Rainbow

    The journey was not easy as I quickly found out. The mice and geese were mostly just food for the werewolves, there was a very uneasy truce between the dwarfs and the trolls, and the captain would retire early to his quarters each night and drink until...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dead Dreams

    I made a uniform Out of a unicorn And crowned my head with its horn. Then I gave the ace of cakes a taste— Spooning through the glaze Of chocolate spades And heart-shaped blood Dripping from the tip Of my frosting covered club.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Not as it seems, or The Unicorn (Mature)

    Jill would never forget the day she saw her first unicorn. It was so shiny, and full of life, and was standing, alone, in a field. Its horn glinted in the sunlight as it grazed peacefully with flattened teeth. Her best friend Cathy, who had been with h...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Nighttime Leakage and Other Embarrasments

    Marjorie awoke to the tinny whinnie of a miniature unicorn prancing across the pillow. Billowing pink clouds the size of sandwiches wafted over from the other side of the bed. A host of doe-eyed satyrs danced and cavorted in the stallion’s glowin...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Melody the Lost UniCloud: Marring Perfection

    The sun was shining brightly in the middle of the sky. Butterflies bounced lazily through the air. Everything seemed so nice. Melody beamed internally and forced her cloud form to drift down to the earth. Today was much too nice to spend as a cloud. Wh...