Jesse's Unicorn

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A flash piece about a bullied teen.

Jesse checked his Facebook messages and saw one from someone who wasn’t on his friends list. “9:00 behind my church, or the school can watch tomorrow,” it read. His emerald eyes filled with tears of rage.

Before leaving, Jesse walked over to the nightstand by his bed and grabbed the small glass unicorn figurine that served as his good luck charm. He kissed its horn then stuffed it in his pocket.

Bo waited as Jesse appeared out of the darkness. “Your faggy ass’s begging for a beating in those tight jeans,” Bo taunted. Jesse lunged forward as Bo was about to swing his bat. The sharp horn of Jesse’s figurine penetrated Bo’s left eye and settled in his brain.


Submitted: January 21, 2012

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AJ Gray

Wow, interesting story! Even though it's really brief, there's lots going on here. Please tell me if I got this right: the unicorn's horn is a phallic symbol that represents Jesse's sexuality when he kisses it. If I take that into account... he kind of raped his bully metaphorically which is very disturbing. I want to cheer for Jesse because he is the underdog and Bo is an ass... but then it's like Jesse may be really fucked up because of the situation he's in. Really creepy. Really cool. I loved it. Please let me know if my interpretation comes close.

Thu, January 26th, 2012 7:06pm

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Wow! That was very a very insightful interpretation! And you're on the money! The act of killing Bo is a physical release for Jesse on a literal level and, metaphorically, a different kind of physical and emotional release. Jesse was defending himself, but his actions were certainly a by-product of being bullied. I personally think Bo had it coming. I guess that says a lot about us as readers. At the same time, it makes us ask this question: When is enough enough?

Thanks for the nice words!

Tue, January 31st, 2012 2:37pm

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