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February 2023 winners – adults

In our February competition, we asked for stories featuring a fox.

A fox in a field

Congratulations to the winners of our February competition. Feeling inspired? Have a go at this month's prompt.

Adult winner

Michael Rose


Ruby didn't understand why Grandma was mad. She'd made a nice little cross and everything, filled in the hole and put grass back on top, like Daddy taught her after Mr. Hamster. She couldn't just leave poor Mr. Fox there like that, draped over a hook by Grandma's coat.

Gaelic winner

Sìne Ghilleasbuig

Sionnach, an tuirt thu? Chan e sionnach a th’ annam.

Ach lorgar mi aig comharra-clèithe 47:59

Sgùrr sgaiteach: bonaid mo chinn Agus Loch gus mo chasan a nighe.

Cuithir na Cailce.

Is iomadh sùil a shireas mi Agus rinn MacIlleathain nobhail nam ainm.

Chan e sionnach a th’ annam: Bheil thu tuigsinn?

Translation by Gaelic Books Council

A fox, you say?

I’m not a fox.

But I can be found at grid reference 47:59

A rugged peak: the hat on my head.

And a loch to wash my feet.

Cuithir of the chalk.

Numerous are the eyes that seek me,

And McLean wrote a novel named after me.

I’m not a fox.

Do you understand?