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A Shortage of Unicorns

Jeffrey leaned on the watchtower parapet, watching the sunrise over the town commons that stretched to the edge of the Fairy Forest, while waiting for his relief from standing night watch. It looked to be the start of a fine day, and the unicorn grazing on the lush grass of the pasture seemed to agree. He was wondering why unicorns were scarce, when a dragon swooped down and snatched it up in its huge reptilian jaws. The dragon chewed three times, spit out the horn, and swallowed the rest before taking flight again. Jeffrey figured that answered his question. He made a mental note to retrieve the horn before going to breakfast.
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This story was first published on Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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