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A FOX FAIRY TALE

Read the fox fairy tale, an animal folk tale about the Writer Fox. Discover the secret of creative writing with the fox, learning how to write in modern times

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Once upon a time, learning to write was a magical process.

Some will call this story a fox fairy tale, because it is about the little golden fox who lives in the wadi by the little river. And some will say it is an animal folk tale, because it couldn't really be true.

But it is a true tale.

It is the Writer Fox™ bio.

The Writer Fox Wadi

The Writer Fox Wadi

The Writer Fox Fairy Tale

by Writer Fox™

It happened during the last human war, a great hunting season wherein the humans hunted their own kind instead of other animals. The pounding of weapon-fire was circling in the underground tunnels, which connect the dens of the desert fennec foxes.

As the hunting grew louder and, therefore, nearer, the pounding turned into rolls of thunder like the sound of falling mountains. It was then that the human – wrapped in garments from camel skins and bearing a heavy load as if he were a camel himself – slid into our fox hole, for he was being pursued for his treasures, and the greatest of these, it seemed to me, was his own life.

One final, deciding blast brought down an avalanche of desert sand and rocks, covering the entrance and, so the man must have thought, sealing his life forever within the earth. And it was then that he cried out in agony, a wailful cry from the depths of his being, over his presumed fate.

This triggered an alarm in our tunnel system and every fox woke from day-sleep and let out a high, shrill siren, rising and falling throughout the corridors until every male among us encircled the man.

For this had not happened before. No human had ever entered a fox den.

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Writer Fox Watching

More Inquisitive Than Fearful

More inquisitive than fearful, I approached to view this creature, who was then writhing, rolling, twisting and flailing like a wounded rabbit. He began to throw fistfuls of sand over his head as if he were trying to bury himself.

I had never been this close to a human before. Giant animals they are, but without proper teeth or claws, and yet, when they move in a pack, they are the most deadly animals the Great Designer ever made. Humans are known predators, but this one didn't seem to be aggressive and, in his feeble state of mind at that moment, did not appear capable of being a threat to us.

As I moved closer to the human, it occurred to me that he could not see us, for we are nocturnal and humans are not. In a fox burrow there is no light. But I could see him clearly and I watched in the darkness amid the fox-shrieks and the yips and the barks as he suddenly went limp. Then he was very still like a captured mouse. The screams in the fox den echoed throughout our passageways and tortured my ears. The Great Designer gave my family the largest ears of all foxes. Our ears are so sensitive that we can hear a spider walk on sand.

I gave the signal for silence. The human did not move. He was still breathing but he was frozen from fright. Then, in a moment or two, the human moved again and rummaged through the load he was carrying until he brought forth a small white stick that smelled like wax from a bee hive. Then the stick produced a little fire.

Olive Wood Box

Olive Wood Box

Box Made of Olive Wood

The other foxes ran from the firelight and I alone remained with the man. We locked eyes, determining each other's intent. Then the human began to make sounds I could not understand.

I tilted my head and watched him carefully. He held the fire-stick in one hand and searched through his possessions with his other hand, until he pulled out a small box made of olive wood. He put this on the ground between us.

He slowly opened the little box. I sniffed at the contents. It was full of wooden sticks. He picked one up and offered it to me. I bit into the soft wood and I growled a little. The man cautiously took it back from my teeth and stuck it in the sand near my paw. Slowly, he inched it between my toes. And that is when it happened.

The Wooden Stick

The wooden stick in my paw threw sparks and crackled like winter lightning striking a tree. "What is this?" I thought.

And the little stick in my paw began to move and scratch the sand. When the stick stopped, this is what I saw:

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The human pulled a white paper and another wooden stick from his satchel. He marked the paper with the stick and this is what I saw:

A magic pencil.

I understood this.

He marked the paper again, and this is what I saw:

The magic pencil writes your thoughts in the human language.

And it was so.

Then the man took his pencil and wrote this:

Writing is the treasure I am carrying. It will outlive me if I can move it to a place of safety.

The human wrote that he wanted to escape the war but that he had to leave the fox den. The magic pencil wrote:

I will help you.

The Wadi Between the Two Rivers

The Wadi Between the Two Rivers

The Acacia Tree Entrance

The Acacia Tree Entrance

A Place of Safekeeping

So I led him through our labyrinth in the underground, far away from the battle.

It was a slow journey.

And though the man was moving on all fours as if he were one of the little foxes, he clearly was not one of us. I had to dig out the way, making his crawling space wider as we went, and this threw out a storm of sand dust that made the human cough and sputter.

We finally emerged through a hole in a fallen Acacia tree, which is in the wadi near the little river. The man stood upright and then walked away.

I have not seen him since.

What remains behind is the box of magic pencils. I will be using them to write on the World Wide Web, my place of safekeeping, until the box of pencils is empty.

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I'm so cute.

I'm so cute.

The Fox Fairy Tale Home Companion

The Fox Fairy Tale Home Companion

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Israel and Iran Animal Fairy Tale

Israel and Iran Animal Fairy Tale

Read another Writer Fox™ fairy tale:

Fox Fairy Tale: The Israel and Iran Conflict

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Go read poems about the War in the Writer Fox™ Wadi. These are not animal folk tales. They are very real:

War Poetry

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Go read about another great story from Writer Fox™:

The Shepherd of the Hills


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Comments

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on March 30, 2016:

Hey Fox! Hope all is well with you. I was admiring a picture of a Fennec Fox and remembered your Fox Story and Bio. So, I just had to come read it again. It is even more magical, charming and glorious the second time. I simply must get my own little Fennec Fox and a box of magic pencils.

Again I say, may you never run out of magic pencils and may you always have a safe place for your writings. Blessings to you.

Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on August 02, 2015:

'Writing is the treasure I am carrying. It will outlive me if I can move it to a place of safety' - A profound thought.

That, and pics of fennec foxes - the cutest animals on Earth.

Poetic and aesthetic reasons to read.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on June 22, 2015:

Now you know all my secrets!

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on June 22, 2015:

Wonderful, awesome, fascinating and whatever great words can describe it. It is too much to express in words.

Thanks for this great wonderful story.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on June 06, 2015:

Thank you, Molly. I'm glad you enjoyed this story.

Molly Layton from Alberta on June 05, 2015:

That is such an adorable tale! That is also an adorable tail. How do you get it to look so fluffy?

Anyway, you wrote a great, funny fairy tale.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on April 02, 2015:

Thank you, Emese. I hope you find some kids to share this with.

Emese Fromm from The Desert on February 24, 2015:

This was a really great read. I enjoyed your fairy tale.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 25, 2015:

Cool! Let me know what they think about it. (Kids are the best critics!)

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on January 25, 2015:

Great idea. I have three grand-children (all under 10) and I should have thought of it myself! :) Blessings!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 25, 2015:

Hi Theresa - Glad to hear from you again. Share this with any kids or grandkids in your life.

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on January 25, 2015:

Writer Fox - I loved this 19 months ago and I love it even more now. Just wonderful. Our culture has in many ways lost its way...we do not value myths, fairy tales, and parables as we ought too. Sharing. :)

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 25, 2015:

Hi Peachpurple and Amelia. I'm glad you found my personal bio here. It's the original 'What Does the Fox Say.' LOL

Amelia Griggs from U.S. on January 09, 2015:

Hi WriterFox,

Have you heard the song "What Does the Fox Say"? If not, the video is a must for you to see, I did a hub on it, title is: The Fox (What Does The Fox Say) by Ylvis

Enjoy!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on January 09, 2015:

awesome story, so you are related to the fox?

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on November 25, 2014:

Hello Colorfulone:

One thing about the magic pencils is that they work best for other content sites (not the ones where you can post only 100 words) and your personal websites than they do on HP. Blessings always follow the righteous.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on November 22, 2014:

I would like a blessing, Writer Fox.

Oh, and some of those magic pencils, if there are any left.

Enjoyed!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on November 05, 2014:

I know that's true, Stephen! I hope to read more articles about your horses when I have more time next week.

Stephen J Parkin from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 03, 2014:

They are pretty vocal without them! We would just be in deeper trouble! It is amazing how well they can let you know what they want and they are very impatient. Glad to see you are back and kicking!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on November 03, 2014:

Hi Stephen (Dressage Husband), I think so, too. Imagine what your horses would have to say!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on November 03, 2014:

Hi Stephen (Dressage Husband), I think so, too. Imagine what your horses would have to say!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on November 03, 2014:

Thank you for that blessing, Phyllis, and may your fingers be able to tap your keyboard and your eyes see the monitor until you are 120.

Stephen J Parkin from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 03, 2014:

I think the moral is all animals need the magic pencils!

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on November 02, 2014:

I love your Fox Fairy Tale. May the Fox never run out of magic pencils.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on October 14, 2014:

I like that, Jane. It rhymes!

Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman from Morris County, New Jersey on October 13, 2014:

What an adorable story! It's the foxy with moxie!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on October 13, 2014:

Thanks Jodah. Tell your dog there's a long waiting list.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 12, 2014:

A great tale writer fox. I enjoyed every word. Oh and my dog wants to know where to get some of those magic pencils too.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on September 21, 2014:

Hi Rebekah. I think you are a kindred spirit. May you find your own magic pencils. Here is the secret formula: Sharpen. Apply to Paper. Write.

rebekahELLE from Tampa Bay on September 21, 2014:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and found it full of the creative elements that make someone want to read through to the end. I'm sure it reveals more than can be understood by a casual reader. Well done.

rebekahELLE from Tampa Bay on September 20, 2014:

This is such an impressive piece of writing. You certainly are writing from a place of depth and inspiration. I love finding the creative jewels hidden in the pages of the HubPages creative writing community. You've told us a lot about yourself with this writing, well done.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on September 03, 2014:

Hi Paula. I'm so glad you read my bio. So many humans just don't understand me. But, I'm beginning to understand them more and more. Thanks for vouching for me and I really appreciate your comment and your sharing. You're one of the good people!

Suzie from Carson City on September 03, 2014:

I believe every word. I can't imagine why anyone thinks this Biography has been created from your vivid imagination.

In fact, I remember you. I was there. Will vouch for you. We just need to speak privately for a moment.......Up+++pinned & tweeted

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on May 14, 2014:

Thank you PegCole, but this really is a true story and I really do have magic pencils.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on May 14, 2014:

Magically creative. You are quite a gifted writer and a talented illustrator. Nice to meet you here.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on April 01, 2014:

Hi Glenn! Now you know all my secrets.

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on March 31, 2014:

What an original way to introduce the reader to your bio. Be it a fox fairy tale or an animal folk tale, it's a creative and foxy adventure into the world of Writer Fox.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 06, 2014:

And the adventure continues, Ziyena . . .

ziyena from the Somewhere Out There on January 05, 2014:

What an adventure you took me on little fox ... wink

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on December 18, 2013:

Thanks Martin. Now you know my secret.

Martin VK from Copenhagen, Denmark on December 18, 2013:

Beautiful and creative Hub. It was interestingly surprising. Voted up!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on December 12, 2013:

Hey B. Leekley, I totally agree. Awesome comment.

Brian Leekley from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA on December 12, 2013:

Up, Interesting, and Beautiful.

All pencils are magical. Pens, typewriters, paint brushes, and computer systems are, too. when put into hands animated by the divine faculty of imaginative creativity.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on December 08, 2013:

Thank you Flourish and Anna. Welcome to my writer's den and may your box of pencils always be full.

Anna Haven from Scotland on December 08, 2013:

So very clever. Magic definitely flowed through it.

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 07, 2013:

How awesome can you possibly be, Writer Fox? This is such a brilliant, well-told fairy tale. Those magic pencils can rescue us from the darkest of places. Write on, gifted one! Up and more, and sharing your wisdom.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on November 06, 2013:

Thank you, but someday they will be gone.

Eileen Gamboa from West Palm Beach on November 06, 2013:

May your pencil box never be empty. :)

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on November 04, 2013:

I am a fox fairy tale.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on November 03, 2013:

I love this magical tale Writer Fox. Voted-up, UABI, and shared.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on October 26, 2013:

Thank you, Jaye. Glad you enjoyed my bio.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on October 25, 2013:

Intriguing, mysterious and enjoyable....Jaye

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on October 22, 2013:

Every day I live the sequel. I know it says this is an animal fairy tale, but it is a true story.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on October 22, 2013:

I really enjoyed reading this tale of mystery and magic. Will there be a sequel?

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on October 22, 2013:

Foxes rock.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on October 22, 2013:

What a sweet tale! I enjoyed it, and it's very creative.

The foxes are so adorable!

Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great day.

~ Kathryn

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on September 27, 2013:

Thank you, DDE. I know you love fairy tales!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 27, 2013:

A FOX FAIRY TALE THE WRITER FOX STORY a unique idea for a hub and the photos are so lovely. Brilliant writing and focused piece of work.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on August 08, 2013:

Thank you for your comment, Laurie. I know this is titled a fairy tale, but it's a true story.

LaurieNunley517 from Deep South on August 07, 2013:

Ah. Lovely. I think there's something more that I'm missing! Dead Sea Scrolls, Magic Pencils...hmmm. Thanks so much for the story.

shofarcall on June 20, 2013:

AHA! Thanks for the welcome to the wadi and the writing den.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on June 20, 2013:

The picture of the wadi and the caves above are

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(Qumran). What was hidden there for safekeeping? The Dead Sea Scrolls.

Welcome to my wadi and my writing den.

shofarcall on June 20, 2013:

What an amazing tale. Can't help feeling there is a great and hidden truth in here somewhere. Shall go and chew the cud.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on June 19, 2013:

Thank you so much, Phdast7 and Tillsontitan for reading and commenting on the Fox Fairy Tale. Welcome to my wadi!

Mary Craig from New York on June 18, 2013:

Me thinks Writer Fox, you possess more than magic pencils in your bag of tricks....perhaps talent, creativity, imagination and just darn good writing. What fun to read and done so well.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on June 18, 2013:

A mesmerizing tale of great depth and meaning. Sharing.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on June 13, 2013:

I love my magic pencils.

MrsBrownsParlour on June 13, 2013:

Fascinating and magically creative! ~Lurana

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