Thursday Thoughts: Universal Unicorn

Back in the day, I was into unicorns. In a big way. I collected them. Had shelves of figurines. Windchimes. Notebooks with unicorns on the covers. Books about them. “Labyrinth” was a favorite movie, as was the animated “The Last Unicorn.” I had Pia’s secret figured out by the end of the first chapter when I first read Thea Harrison’s DRAGON BOUND. I still get a bit of thrill when Dragos’s creation story is revealed. And while unicorns are most often associated with young women, there always seems to be a hero in their story. I’ve even written a unicorn story, with a hero. Someday, I might pull that book out, revise, edit, and perhaps publish it, as it a science fiction fantasy and never found a home with a traditional publisher.

But I digress a bit from the Universe’s message. Unicorns are rare and shy and secretive. They are also strong and brave and the embodiment of all things magical. They are the elusive dream, the goal just out of reach, the castle in the air where hope lives. This is why I write romance, why the worlds in my head are rich and varied and sweet. The Universe is onto something, I do believe…

See the hero in everyone, Silver.

… and the unicorn.

The Universe
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And when you find either, Silver, give a little wink.

My world consists of heroes and unicorns–the unattainable wish to find a love true and everlasting, the happily ever after that romance novels promise. I find the heroes and see the unicorns and I always smile. Now I’ll give a little wink, too.

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Unicorn

  1. Yep, me too. I even picked up my first copy of Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine because there was a unicorn on the cover. (No unicorn stories, though.) And I started reading Phyllis Whitney because she wrote The Golden Unicorn. (Also, not a unicorn story.) :epiphany moment: Those are probably what started my love of the mystery genre. Go unicorns!

    I would love to read your unicorn story! When, ya know, you find time. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      LOL It’s a two-parter. The first half set in space on a distant planet. The second half returns to a planet that eschews science and is ruled by magic. THE HAWK AND THE UNICORN. It’s not a bad story though it needs more work. My former agent wanted me to break out two of the characters and tell their part of the second half in their own books. *shrug* All it takes is time. 😆

  2. Oh my God! I didn’t know you were a fan of unicorns! I am too! I also watched “The Last Unicorn” & it remains one of my favorite movies. I’d LOVE to read your unicorn story! Unicorns rule!

    • Silver James says:

      Maybe I will pull it out one of these days. The first part is all SciFi/spaceship and then the H/h return to their home planet where it’s all Fantasy/magical/little to no technology. It needs a LOT of work because when it was written? I didn’t know half of what I know now about writing. LOLOL

      That said, it’s in the back of my mind to work on, maybe when I get stuck on other stuff and need a break. 🙂

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