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Phineas and the Fox

A myth submitted to the site by Tanner Bowman

Town of Chiddybang, Uknown tribeland

Phineas and the Fox
  • Phineas and the Fox

In the town of Chiddybang there were two kinds of people, the leaders and the followers. Phineas, a young town’s boy, was a follower. He was always getting into some sort of trouble and never became what his father wanted him to be, a leader. His father, Trophicles, was a born leader. He constantly got Phineas out of the worst circumstances and fought off many of the town's worst troubles, like the Cyclops and the Worm. He had high expectations of his son doing the same. So Phineas, not wanting to let his father down, searched for the best opportunity to show his dad, and the rest of the town, that he could be a leader, too.

In the next week, the town began to run out of most of their food supplies and needed somebody with great title and rank to go and collect some berries and hunt for some deer in the woodlands directly out of the village. Phineas eagerly raised his hand and said he’d go into the woods and show everyone the potential he had to be a leader. Trophicles, knowing of the troubles of the forest, had then warned him to watch out for the sly fox. The stories of the fox had sounded so gruesome and terrible that Phineas trembled at the thought of crossing the face of the ferocious fox. He could still remember, five years ago, of his next door neighbor going to collect food and never coming back. Phineas was going to make sure that he did not end up as a slave to the terrible fox, so he went on his way with extra caution.

While on his way into the forest he had many thoughts circulating throughout his mind. What if he couldn’t finish this tall task? What if he’d never see his family or friends again? Why was he doing this? Then he reminded himself, he wanted to make his father happy. He’d just have to be swifter than the fox and accumulate all of the food he was asked to acquire. The fox, on the other hand, wasn’t going to let anyone come through the woods without him overseeing it. He had a reputation for being able to persuade anyone into doing anything he wanted with just the twinkle of his eye. He was swift, smart, and always ready for a tasty meal and he loved to play with humans who came through the forest.

Phineas had almost collected the berries and hunted all the deer he could until he heard a voice. The voice started slow with a lull, but then it sped up and the voice began singing. Knowing of the tales of the fox, he closed his eyes so he would not see the fox’s eyes twinkle, and he held tighter to his belongings. The fox had come all the way up to Phineas, just close enough to touch, when he felt a jolt and screeched. Phineas, almost crying, slowly opened his eyes only to be astonished but what he saw. Trophicles had predicted his son would be in danger and had come to the rescue. With his godly, but mortal, strength he took the fox by his tail and slung him away as far as the eye could see. Phineas, happy to see his father, gave him the greatest of hugs and promised him he’d one day be as great as him.

As for the fox he was thrown far, far into the sky, breaking his body into a billion countless pieces leaving sparkles and gleams throughout the sky. The sparkles can still be seen, but they only appear at night because if there is light the fox will not be able to hide from Trophicles. But he still seems to persuade others that he is the most beautiful of sights in the sky and that if you wish on one of his gleams all of your dreams will come true.

By Tanner Bowman
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Showcase story administrator comments

A delightful quest story - a young boy trying to fulfil his own and his father's dreams. Good use of language and well chosen words for the description of the fox.

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Name: Courtney,Elysia And Megan 5th December 2012
very interesting, but a bit too much information. furthermore, we belive this is the best myth of the year!It had lots of varied sentences.could have more speech.
Name: Ben,kiera And Jamielea 5th December 2012
it was a great story,i could picture all the things you discribed and well done on a very good story
Name: Liam, Josh And Mark 5th December 2012
The myth was a bit long and bits didnt make sense but it was a good story
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