A Snippet of The Unicornologist, Chapter 3

A Snippet of The Unicornologist, Chapter 3

I’m participating in Weekend Writing Warriors, sharing a snippet from the third chapter of my YA mystical fantasy-in-progress, The Unicornologist. This excerpt is set in June, 1967 in a library, at a book club meeting studying Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It is here that two of the antagonists meet.

“The word is out there already. Silent Spring has been a best-seller for five years. You’d have to live in a cave not to know pesticides are bad,” said the librarian.

Beth sneezed into her tissue. “Sorry. Allergies. Maybe we can help the scientists who are following in Ms. Carson’s footsteps. You know, collect data for them.”

“Or we could write our Congressmen and tell them to shut down the chemical companies,” suggested someone else.

“They’re too busy bombing Viet Nam into oblivion to care about pollution,” said a hippie in threadbare jeans.

I know it’s short (the limit is ten sentences), but what do you think of this small excerpt from Chapter 3? Any suggestions on how I can make it better? Please leave your comments below.

I’ve previously shared a snippet from Chapter 1.

7 responses »

  1. Love the helpless yet optimistic naivety shown here. Let’s collect data, let’s write to our Congressmen… yeah, that’ll fix everything won’t it? 🙂


    • Don’t we still believe that? I mean, how many times do you get an email from a cause asking you to do just that?


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