A Snippet from a New Scene in Chapter 13 of The Unicornologist

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A Snippet from a New Scene in Chapter 13 of The Unicornologist

It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their works-in-progress on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.

The scene below happens the day after last week’s snippet. Here is the event they refer to.

            Meanwhile, Dave telephoned Beth. “Hi, beautiful, guess what—I did some research last night. Remember how it stuck its horn in the water?”

“Yeah.”

“It was purifying the water. Hundreds of years ago, artists painted scenes of unicorns putting their horns in water to pull poison out of it.”

“So that’s what it was doing.”

“Beth, think about it–if we could catch the unicorn, we could take it wherever there was polluted water and we could detoxify it. People would pay good money for that; we could even get government contracts. We could contact the television stations, and they would send their news crews out to interview us–think of the free publicity.”

And here is a tapestry from around 1500 which depicts a scene like the one referred to:

2. The Unicorn is Found

I know it’s short (the limit is ten sentences), but what do you think of this small excerpt from Chapter 13? Any suggestions on how I can make it better? Please leave your comments below.

13 responses »

  1. What a neat concept! I was worried for the unicorn as they started listing the ways to exploit it (but also so creative pulling modern issues and lore together). Looking forward to coming back here and seeing where this leads.

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