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February 2023 winners – young writers

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.

Young writers (12–18) winner

Grace Dunkerley, age 18

I am a ghost fox. My home is around the neck of a lady called Marlene. I like to think of myself as her pet, though I know she doesn't see it that way. I wish I could nuzzle her cheek – she seems unhappy sometimes.

Young writers (5–11) winner

Fraser, age 11

The fox stood there as the cars passed at a high speed. The hen sat on the other side of the road. Was it going to strike? The fox dashed across the road and bit with such downforce. There was nothing there. Where was it?