Unicorno, by Salvador Nunez
Maria Carmen’s Dream
This is a Flash! Friday prompt. I decided not to enter my story in the competition, because Jenette is a borrowed character. However, I could not pass up the opportunity to use that prompt.
nearly five month old twins had radically different personalities. Mark Junior was a sweet-natured, easygoing baby who rarely
cried. Maria Carmen, on the other hand, tended to be temperamental and stubborn.
The babies were born with certain superhuman abilities. Mark could turn invisible. Maria Carmen was telepathic. Jenette had the feeling that her daughter was being obstinate because she was trying to impart something to
her tired, distracted mother.
Having put Mark Junior down for his nap, Jenette rocked her daughter in her arms.
“Lo siento, Mija,” she said. “Mamá no ha estado escuchando la forma en que debería. Pero estoy listo a escuchar ahora.” *
Jenette brought the children’s cribs into her bedroom. She lay down and concentrated on opening her mind to her daughter.
Jenette found herself shadowing Maria Carmen’s astral travels. Maria Carmen appeared as a teenager dressed for her Quinceañera. She was small, like her mother. Unlike her mother, she had beautiful rainbow butterfly wings.
The sad look on her daughter’s face troubled Jenette terribly. A girl should be happy on this special day.
Maria Carmen was walking on the air alongside a wild horse which had a unicorn’s horn. The horse floated on a magic carpet. The pair came to the edge of a canyon.
On the mesa sat a barefoot young man wearing a shirt the same color as Maria Carmen’s dress, and a jester’s hat. He had a melancholy look on his face. Jenette gazed at him, trying to place him. He looked almost exactly like her longtime friend and former squad mate Dwayne Hicks IV
might have at the same age.
Jenette woke with a start.
“Dios mio! Kyle David!” she declared. “Lo sabía! Tiene que decirle a mi amigo. Mi hija y su hijo están destinados a estar juntos!” **
* I’m sorry, my little girl. Mama hasn’t been listening the way she should. But I’m ready to listen now.
** I knew it! I’ve got to tell my friend! My daughter and his son are meant to be together.