Case #47-T

Day 21: Feb 21

On the morning of October 23 in the small town P—, a unicorn arrived in town.

No one knew what to make of her; the unicorn refused to follow the script many of the citizen expected of her. She did not seek out virgins or children or girls or innocents. Instead, the unicorn attached herself to specific people: a prostitute, a poor black girl, a self-conscious teenager.

This especially offended a snotty, rich, white girl, so her parents demanded the city’s leading academic in mythological scientific research investigate this problematic unicorn.

And what did the researcher discover in her analysis?

One, the unicorn disliked anyone who was bigoted, cruel, or spoiled. Second, the unicorn was not above violence; while she would not harm anyone, if those she had sought out were cowed or bullied or threatened, she would wield her horn like a rapier and drive the attackers away. Third, this was not liked by the citizens of small town P—. But one does not drive off a unicorn so easily.

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A/N: I was thinking about unicorns. I see them as a combination of types: the attraction to goodness of the ki-lin, the appearance of the classic unicorn, and the (potential) violence of the kaardaan (I will update the spelling later; I don’t have access to the book right now). Also, I would be a mythological scientific researcher, if that was a job. (I don’t it is.)

I have renewed these in lieu of the Refugee Ban in the USA. Inspired by the-cassandra-project and their Every Day Challenge, I am writing every day to raise money for the Urban Justice Center. You can donate here or please spread the word. Thank you.


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