A FOX TALE...by b. Malin

INTERVIEW WITH A FOX...

Well here I am again wanting to share a story or Tale about a "Fox" Family that lived on the grounds of our Condo in Boynton Beach, Florida. "Right, you're saying...sure go on, let's hear this one". It's true, they did, and this is their story as told to me, by Mr. Fox. So sit back, relax and enjoy! But first let me give you a little introduction...

Lover Man and I first heard about the Fox Family on the first week of our stay. We were told that they were friendly and could usually be seen in the early evenings. Well we literally bumped into them the following week. We were all rounding the same corner but going in opposite directions. Mrs. Fox and I let out a Scream for neither of us expected such an encounter. She quickly backed away and as she did so, I could see a "Little" Fox peeking out from behind her. Mr. Fox cleared his throat, and said, "You've really frightened my wife". "I'm sorry I replied...we just didn't expect to see a Fox...I mean we heard that you lived here" I replied, my voice trailing off. "Yes we do" he said, a bit sarcastically I thought. "Let me guess, he went on, you two must be "Snowbirds" from where"? "Oh we're from the Jersey Shore" I said smiling warmly back at them. "And now you're here... and for how long"? He asked. "Until the end of March" I answered. "Hey listen I said, I am a writer, and I would LOVE to interview you, and write your story of how you got here". "And I'd have first Rights of Approval"? He said staring straight into my eyes. "Of course" I said. "Fine then, tomorrow night by the first pool, there is a table and two chairs, be there no later than 9:30". "Ok, see you then". I said sounding relieved and happy. They didn't say goodnight they just turned and seemed to fade into the night.

"Well, Lover Man sighed, that was interesting, it isn't every night that we have a conversation with a Fox and a date for an interview with him tomorrow. Quite the feat Little Lady, quite the feat".

The next night couldn't come soon enough for me. Lover Man said he'd join me, but that he'd sit at another table and read his book by the pool lights. So there I sat where Mr. Fox had instructed me to, and along he came, and sat in the chair opposite me. We both sat silently staring at one another. Finally, he spoke. "My name is Herman, I lived in a "Fox Hole" here for the first five years alone...I had been dumped as a baby...I was somebody's pet. When I started thinking about the opposite sex...I decided to take dancing lesson...It was Mrs. Fox, Grace, who taught me the "FOX Trot" and we fell in Love... She was one "Foxy Lady". Last year we had "Junior" and now we are like the average family...We watch "Fox" News at night and hear people use our name, like "Fox" in the hen house, there's even a Casino, called "Foxwoods" up in Connecticut and that song, he said, his voice starting to raise up..."How does it go, oh yeah, We'll catch a Fox and put him in a Box...a Hunting we will go"! "What's with you people anyway" he said staring at me. But before I could answer, he said, "And the one I really Hate, is "Sly" like a Fox...what's with that one! Oh, don't get me started, stealing our expressions like, She's a Fox"...What do HUMAN'S take us for? Mmm", he said looking at me. "Well, we're not all like that" I sighed. "Well maybe not... he replied, Listen I've got to go, this was harmless enough, you've got your story, do what you want with it...But send me a copy". And then he started to walk away, but then he stopped, and turned, and smiled as he said, "Good bye Foxy Lady" and then he disappeared into the night.



Comments 34 comments

Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 5 years ago

Loved it, one of your best!!! Such grace & style, keep it up!!!!!

[Have been sitting here in the kitchen, keeping an eye on the weather reports, we're under a tornado warning, though I think the storm"cell" is traveling away from us now. Good thing Mr. & Mrs. Fox, Jr., F.L. & L.B. live where they live!]


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well once again you have 'out-foxed' us all by writing another brilliant, clever and witty piece .....


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Good stuff.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hey Cheryl, Lovely, lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed, thank you! I've got to get over to your Peace Garden...see you soon.

Good one Epigramman, "Out Foxed", one I hadn't thought of! Thanks for all your accolades.

Hi, Fiddleman...Good Stuff, I Thank you!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Hello B, so very cute, loved the story and the imagination behind it! Hope everything is bright eyed and bushy tailed with you and lover man! :o)


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

Hahaha! Great hub! I found myelf laughing and smiling at times. It is very interesting the way you write these tales. I love how entertaining this one was in paticular. Keep me posted for some more cause I loved it!


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Outfoxed at the end...oops sorry Mr. Fox, can't resist the reference.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I love it! Up, funny, beautiful, and awesome!

(There should also be a 'witty' button!)

Well done.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Another one I didn't think of "Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed"...Good one, Fossillady. Lover Man and I are so "Flawed" that we are good together. So Glad you Enjoyed.

I've got a "Great" imagination Jinny, So glad I could make you Laugh...Thanks for all your comments so appreciated.

Chspublish, good one, "Outfoxed" at the end...I like it!

Hey WillStarr, thank you for all your Wonderful Accolades. So glad you Enjoyed!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Being a Florida native (St. Petersburg) I related to this for some reason. Snowbirds come and snowbirds go and usually the natives were glad when they got off the roads!

Great story.

The Frog


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Another witty and funny story! I’m looking forward to reading more of them.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Mmm, are you sure about that AliciaC...Cause I can be pretty silly... But seriously, I'm so glad you enjoyed. Thank you!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hey Frog, we at the Jersey Shore feel the same way...only here Summer people are called, "ShoeBee's"... Ditto, Happy to see them go is the cry here too. Anyway, so Happy you liked my story.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Fun hub! Are you familiar with the Silver Fox - Charlie Rich? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzr2v9yNiEk

Thanks for sharing.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Oh yes, Sally, and don't tell Lover Man, but I LOVE Charlie Rich! I will check it out on you.tube. Thanks for coming by.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Brilliant, such fun, so witty. Voting up, funny and awesome!


shygirl2 5 years ago

Very clever use of words and a great story. I love your interviews! So cool and such a unique way to tell a story. Like with the Painted horse. Loved this one too, b. Malin! : )


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Very sweet story of the fox family. What a creative hub. Voted up and hit all buttons:)


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Acaetnna I feel my HEAD starting to Swell! Seriously, I'm so hHppy to get such a Glowing Review from you.

Hey Shygirl Thank you, It was a Fun Hub to do...and I did have Fun doing it! Maybe interviewing Animals is my thing!

Hi Minnetonka Twin, so glad you liked my Fox Family Hub, I was trying to be Creative and I'm so glad it worked for me.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is great...and so imaginative and clever! I laughed and smiled and was captivated with every line. Thank you for this unique delight. Up, funny and awesome.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Genna for all your Wonderful comments. What can I say that I haven't said before...We take chances and hope that they will be well received, I'm happy to see that this Hub was.


Multiman 5 years ago

Wonderful hub, voted up enjoyed the humor and the story. Keep up the good work.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Why Thank You Multiman, I so appreciate your comments. I like to think I have a "dry" sense of humor.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

This was absolutely fantastic B., lol I smiled all the way through and my eyes teared up maybe for smiling but idk it gave me happiness to read this. I loved it and it was a great little story.

smiles :)

bella


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

This was fun! Well done!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hey Bella, thanks for coming by, haven't seen you in a while. So glad you Enjoyed and I was able to make you SMILE, thanks for all your Wonderful comments.

Thank you Daydreamer, for having Fun, that makes me Smile!


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mikewriter 5 years ago from Japan

hahaha...very funny..really enjoy your writing..:)


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Glad I made you Laugh Mikeawriter, that really makes me feel Good. what more could a writer ask for.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi b. Malin, I love the way you write, this is funny, voted up!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Movie Master, Thank You! I'm so grateful for your Comments.


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wonderful story. Voting this Up and Funny.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Why Thank You Alocsin, so glad you Voted me UP and Funny...I am Smiling!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

b. malin I really felt entertained.. yeah what a well paced and entertaining hub voted awesome :)


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Frank, Thank You for taking the time to read one of my older Hubs...This was a Fun Write, and was received well.

Thanks so much for Enjoying, and of course, your Vote.

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