Tonight she was going to see a unicorn, a real live one just like in the movies. She knew because Uncle Tom had said so. He'd said that every full moon the unicorns all came out to eat the apples in the old orchard. Mum had shushed him and said not to be so silly, but that's when he'd winked, right at her so she'd know for absolute sure it was true.
Bizarre and beautiful bedtime stories from the wonderful Adam Barnett, originally published in 'The Back of Beyond' and 'Between the Leaves'. Music by Gurdonark.
What do you wear to meet your lover's lover on an August summer's evening that calls for light clothes, light make up. Lightness? When all you want to do is hide away alone and allow your thoughts to rise in the darkness as you try to work out what just happened. She is on her way, in a taxi, to my house. She is wearing a fitted black fifties repro dress, red hot lipstick and is carrying a bottle of Veuve Cliquot. Can you imagine a more glamorous or confident image than this?
The latest news from the magazine, alongside short fiction by Karen French. Music by Gurdonark.