Writing Prompt #2 -- Evil unicorns

Posted by Unrepentant Escapist

April 27, 2009 -- 5:40 p.m.

Got home from my writing convention. Boy, was it a draining week. Good, but also exhausting. Here's this week's writing exercise. I'll have to standardize the format later. I'm ready to slump into bed and sleep for three days.

Writing Prompt #2:
GENRE: Fantasy
TYPE: Character/Setting

There are certain tropes that can be found everywhere in the fantasy universe, whether its in Terry Brooks to Terry Goodkind. Some of those are races, such as dwarves, elves, fairies, etc. Take one of those races and twist it in a way that you hadn't thought of before. For instance, normally unicorns are white, gentle and have a thing for nubile young virgins. What if unicorns were the opposite of what you'd expect? Black-skinned, obsidian war-horses who are unashamedly attracted to 'loose women'? In their human form, maybe they wear black leather. If they're urban fantasy unicorns, maybe they ride Harleys and get into fistfights over who gets to sleep in the Princess' stable.

Go forth and write well.


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