The photo for this week’s prompt is of the enigmatic Mister Fox…and for those who thought they had seen the image…or something similar before, it features on the cover of Mister Fox and the Demon Dogs, the second of the graphic novels written with Stuart France in honour of the Langsett Foxes who dance beneath the moon.
The Hunter’s Moon sails above dark hills, caught in the empty fingers of the treetops. A mysterious company gathers to kindle the flames of the dance; arcane patterns of fire woven in the blackness to the beat of the drums.
Silent as ghosts in the darkness, others follow their trail, lurking in the night to watch… and wait… seeking their chance to usurp the forest throne…
Old Fox wanes with the fading year, his fur touched by the silver of frost. Can he hold his realm against the ghostly challenge of the Demon Dogs?
Yet all is not lost. They have seen it in the smoke… three magicians use their arts to breathe life into the spirit of Fox…
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As always there were some superb contributions this week and I would like to thank everyone who took part. I am sorry I could not reblog as many as usual while I am separated from my defunct computer, especially as once again there are new writers joining the challenge. It was interesting to see what the image suggested to people… when in fact it shows a moment from a magical folk dance.
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Blind preconceptions linger
Beneath the surface
Unknown and misunderstood
Fear clouds perception’s lenses
Many thanks to this weeks contributors: