Man’s greatest weakness is perhaps the yearn to possess, to covet. To ensnare something beautiful and free and imprison it in a cage of misguided affection and false protection, whilst turning a blind eye to the consequences. Lynden Wade’s ‘The Web and the Wildwood’ follows a Lord’s hunt for the most elusive and prized fairytale beast of them all, the unicorn. But as it’s fate is woven through tapestries and attempts at capturing the creature are foiled by a literal cheeky monkey, we learn that even love and the purest intentions can build a prison as strong as stone walls.
‘The Web and the Wildwood’ is the third story to feature in ‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 3’ published by Mother’s Milk Books. Pick up your copy here.