Scary Stories for Young Foxes: The City

Scary Stories for Young Foxes


Author: Christian McKay Heidicker

Illustrator: Junyi Wu

A frightened stranger stumbles through the twisted antler wood.

Wounded deep and mumbling, his pawprints filled with blood.
Three young foxes sniff him out beneath the winter glow.
They listen to his gasping tale while sheltered from the snow.

A Barn holds swaying secrets, hung and dripping from its eaves
A Shade plucks foxes from the night, invisible as leaves.
The Ragged waits for helpless things while grinning in its tomb
A Cold Machine grinds foxes up and drools them in the gloom.

Three young foxes knead the ground, uncertain what to do...
will turning tail save your hide, when the stories come for you?

The wonderfully chilling and beautifully lyrical companion story to Christian McKay Heidicker's Newberry Honor winning Scary Stories for Young Foxes