Lightning streaked across the evening sky, illuminating the world for a brief moment. Rain cascaded down on the patch of woods, dripping off leaves and turning the soft earth to mud. From underneath a bush, a whiskery snout emerged followed by a pair of deep blue eyes flecked with gold. The black fox ears twitched, a trickle of rainwater running off dark fur. 

The fox pup was lost. She had wandered out from her warm den, looking for food. Soon after, the storm began, and she couldn’t find her way back home. In the haste of her search, she had twisted her front paw and had sought shelter to rest it.

Abruptly, the rain gradually slowed to a stop, and the storm moved on. Filled with hope, the pup limped from her hiding place and started her search again. She tried to sniff around for any hint of her den, yet the only smell that filled her senses was that of the rain-washed earth. Despair nearly overtook the young fox, until she saw a clearing and in the midst of the clearing was a strange formation. Curious, she stepped out of the woods, and hid in the long grass.

A young voice called, “Daddy, look at all the puddles!”

The pup stood motionless, too curious and too afraid to move. Two figures approached her, one much smaller than the other. The small one tramped through the mud near the woods, then picked an azure flower. He smelled it, then giggled as raindrops splattered on his freckled nose. The fox liked the young boy’s voice, it reminded her of the brook near her den. Then, the boy saw the fox and gently picked her up, hugging her to his warm chest. 

The child whispered urgently, “Look Daddy, I found a puppy! And it has blue eyes, just like mine!”

“It looks like this fox hurt her paw. We’ll keep her until she’s healed, okay?”

The boy brought the pup closer, whispering gently in her ear, “Don’t be scared, you belong to me until you’re all better. I’ll keep you safe.”

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
3 months ago

Hi and welcome to Voice.club. This is a very sweet story Grace. The wee fox cub was very lucky to find someone to take care of her until she is well again. Nicely written.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
3 months ago

What a lovely, heartwarming story Grace. You describe the scene so well and the little fox pup. Very nicely done.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei (@margarida-brei)
3 months ago

Grace, I liked the innocent purity in the child’s wanting to care for the fox until it was better. Welcome to Voice.club!

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
3 months ago

A beautiful story, Grace, and very well narrated. There are many small details which are described with precision and insight. Very well done!

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse (@marianna-pieterse)
3 months ago

Welcome to Voice Club, Grace! When I read the line “From underneath a bush, a whiskery snout emerged followed by a pair of deep blue eyes flecked with gold.”, I knew I was going to like your story! I wasn’t wrong! It is a sweet, heartwarming story. I like the idea that the little boy will only keep her as long as is necessary for her to heal. This is beautiful.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
3 months ago

Hello, Grace. A warm welcome to voice club. Your story is so touching and moving. Well done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
3 months ago
Reply to  Grace Wright

You’re welcome.

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary (@emily-oleary)
3 months ago

I love this! Such a well written, heart-warming little story! I could very easily picture my own children in this scenario!

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