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Fridge Flash: A Fox in Paris

December 6, 2016

In fewer than 30 words, this week’s Fridge Flash from Raya Ghosh-Roy follows the journey of a wistful Parisian fox. Showcasing evocative, haiku-like descriptions, “A Fox in Paris” recalls one of the earliest forms of flash fiction–fables–with a cosmopolitan twist.

 

By Raya Ghosh-Roy

There was a fox in Paris swerving in and out of a dark, gloomy alley listening to echos. It was thinking of its family, back in the misty hills.

 

dsc_0770Raya Ghosh-Roy is an eight-year-old shapeshifter who lives by a river and spends many hours playing with unicorns and dragons. She loves to read.

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