Flexing my Fiction Muscles once again! This week Charli’s Flash Fiction prompt over at the Carrot Ranch is:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a fantastical element or creature:


It was hot but the door was closed. She snuck up to peak through a gap. She’d not been allowed to the barn since the birth, but Mother was distracted with Tommy.

She’d heard the grinder going. The horses were stamping and whinnying just like when there was a fire in the hayloft. Her father and the men were holding the newborn while the blacksmith seemed to be branding its bleeding head.

A shout – she’d been seen! Father rushed to get her. Gently he said:

“You mustn’t tell anyone – there are bad people trying to wipe out the unicorns”