Differences – Unicorn Challenge

Copyright Ayr/Gray

The Unicorn Challenge.

A magical new weekly writing opportunity from her – Jenne Gray – and me.
Visit her blog every Friday to see the photo prompt, and post your amazing story in her comments section.
Or on your own blog, and stick the link down in her comments.
The rules are:
Maximum of 250 words.
Based on photo prompt.
That’s it.

To hear me read my story, just click here:


I’m not racist.
Because, to paraphrase comedian Frankie Boyle, I haven’t finished hating Scots people yet.
Hang on, because I’m going to be serious for a bit now.
Okay, I admit this isn’t something I do often because, to be honest, it just isn’t funny, but anyway, here goes.
I’m constantly amazed at the reasons people find to hate one other, and how they cheerfully take it to the ultimate extreme of killing each other.
One of the most absurd reasons, I believe (that’s nearly a joke), is religion.
It seems to me that most mainstream religions, where folk actually murder each other for their beliefs, have the same god.
Who, they claim, is a peaceful, forgiving sort of chap (I won’t say chapess, because none of them, as far as I’m aware, admit to the possibility of Him being Her).
And a lot of these Holy Willies have the same religion, Christianity, so they broaden their area of hatred by despising anyone who prefers a different flavour.
Love thy neighbour, anyone?
So, what about colour?
Those of us who come from chilly northern climes, where the sun appears around half past June each year, tend to have pale skin.
Those of us from anywhere within a thousand or two miles of the equator, where the sun can melt anyone in the previous sentence in about twenty minutes, tend to have darker skin.
If you think that’s a good reason to hate them, kindly leave my blog.

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13 Responses to Differences – Unicorn Challenge

  1. Someone once said, if people loved with the intensity they use to hate, the world would be a better place.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Liz H says:

    Serious is just fine. As fine as funny, but with a different flavor, and who can complain about that? 👍


  3. C.E. and the Beatles; what more can a girl ask for!
    As we say here in New York, “Nuff said!”


  4. jenne49 says:

    Perfect piece, in content and presentation.
    That is all.
    Thanks for posting it.


  5. Tom says:

    Valid points, CE. Eventually, hopefully, they’ll be accepted by everyone.


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