I might not jot every day in January, but today’s Just Jot it January prompt from Astrid is UNICORN, so I had to jump in and jot something. Visit Linda’s post here for details and Astrid’s blog for a multitude of musings.
The sketch above is something I did in the mid to late 70s. I had forgotten about it then discovered it recently at my high school friend’s house in a frame. It had faded, so I offered to go over the lines again with a sharpie. I probably did not plan the content of the sketch, but it seems to tell a story anyway. Perhaps the unicorn is going to rescue the fairy. Maybe I can try my hand at some fantasy…
The lord of the trolls, knew the fairy was magic, but was clueless as to how to exploit her. He captured her and placed her in the terrarium that had been stolen from the elves. He kept her near his nest. He thought about pulling off her wings, but vaguely wondered if he could use her magic and thought it would be better if he kept the thing alive for a while. He fed her mushrooms, but she ate very little.
A winged unicorn called Jaden was peacefully munching clover, when he received a mysterious message through the underground mycelium network that someone needed help. His task was to find out who and how he could help.
Jaden is not used to spending so much time close to the ground but must do so to follow the mushroom trail. He overcomes earthbound challenges along the way. When he finally finds the fairy, he must face the lord of the trolls. In self-defense, Jaden stabs the troll in the heart spreading unicorn magic through the hulking form which puts him into a deep sleep of metamorphosis. A jade green cocoon grows the troll king. What will he become? We do not know.
Asking for help, the fairy raised her arms up to Jaden who sliced the top off the terrarium with his horn.
“Thank you, very much for coming to my rescue,” said the fairy. “You are rescuing me, right?”
“Of course, little one. I am Jaden.”
“I am Silluie,” said the fairy. “We should leave before more trolls come.”
“Certainly! I know you can fly, but we will go faster if you cling to my mane.”
Silluie flew up to Jaden’s head, secured herself in his forelock, and they flew away to more adventures.
My granddaughter’s is all about unicorns, so that was the theme of her last birthday party.
Here’s what I get when I search for more unicorns among my pictures:
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