Flash Fiction: 22nd February

Over to Charli for this week’s challenge:
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.

He was her friend and loyal companion.
But he was the last of his kind, as was she.
She could not bear the thought of him dying, but his time was near and he wanted to give her one final gift before departing this world for the next.
She had wanted to be human, have legs rather than a fish tail, to walk among men and women alike.
As she nuzzled against him for the last time, he granted her wish.
She laid him gently in the sand and stood to watch the waves claim his body in farewell.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Flash Fiction: 22nd February

  1. Michael says:

    What a sad but delightful tale Di…

  2. Colleen Chesebro says:

    Lovely. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Awwe, such a great gesture of love.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    I love your interpretation of the photo, Di!

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  6. Michael B. Fishman says:

    What a beautiful story! A perfect response to both the word prompt and the photo prompt.

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