Unicorn Magic

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There was once an old woman who lived alone with a big, black dog. Some people thought she was a witch, but, thanks to the dog, she was more of a furry grandmother. For a long time, though, she had just felt tired and her bones ached. It was as if much of the joy had been stolen from the world.

Then, one day, she was summoned to the palace. The two golden-haired princesses commanded her presence, believing that a little magic would brighten their day.

First, the old woman was turned into a monster who had to chase and capture the two giggling princesses as they crawled beneath the big table and hid behind the door. Then, tired from laughter and the chase, they turned her into a big, comfortable chair and snuggled together on her for a while, until they noticed the ‘sparkles’ in her hair. The old woman thought they meant the strands of grey, but no, said the princesses… it was fairy dust.

So they combed out her hair and put flowers in it. Then they painted her face with rainbow colours… and turned her into unicorn.

The princesses took turns at riding the unicorn around the palace… until they decided that they too needed the magic paint. So the unicorn, following their instructions, used the magic paint to change one princess into a butterfly and the other into a triceratops (that soon decided it would rather become a pterodactyl so that it, too, could fly)… and the three magical creatures played hide and seek in fairyland until the day was done.

When the old woman left to go home to her big black dog, she called at the little village shop and people looked at her and smiled. She had forgotten all about the rainbows still painted on her face and the flowers in her hair… and when the mirror in the hallway caught her reflection, it was no longer a tired old face… and a joyful creature, full of life, colour and fairy dust looked back.

There is real magic in spending time with those you love.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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45 Responses to Unicorn Magic

  1. Sadje says:

    This is a wonderful story. I’m guessing that the two princesses are your granddaughters!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Sanjuna says:

    It is a nice fantasy sue ..magic with loved ones 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Yes indeed there is and this is the most wonderful blog post I have read forever.
    I know where you have been 😀💜💜💜💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jenanita01 says:

    So beautiful to read and wonderful to share… thank you Sue…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nima Mohan says:

    This is a sweet story Sue..
    Love is magic ❤ ❤ ❤


  6. earthskyair says:

    So sweet and precious! 💖


  7. I’m so glad you were able to spend time with your granddaughters. I’m sure it was as marvelous for them as it was for you. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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  9. dgkaye says:

    A beautiful story Sue. Glad you got time with the cuties. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Oh my goodness – love this!


  11. Jennie says:

    I love this story!


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