The Unicorn

Hallowe’en coming up, when ghosts, goblins and other strange
visions abound. Weird encounters occur at this time of year
and leave one pondering …



driving down the highway
last night
headlights blared towards me

their sudden shut-out              
as they passed
behind my shoulder
caught a unicorn

a solid shadow
on the centre-line
poised, one leg raised
horn canted

it listened, watched
the tidal roar of traffic
and leapt my tail-lights
through the rear-view mirror
into night


first published in Scriveners


Frame and the McGuireNEW! Frame and The McGuire – for ages 8-13 … published by TradeWind Books on October 15th


About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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