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In the mystical realm, a legend is whispered among the creatures of the night - the tale of the nine-tailed fox, born under a blood moon. For centuries, she has guarded the secrets of her kind with unwavering loyalty.
When a series of inexplicable deaths strike her kin, a determination ignites within her soul. In her pursuit of the truth, she navigates a treacherous world.
As the boundaries between darkness and light begin to blur, the nine-tailed fox must confront her own demons and choose whether to walk a flowery path, or one drenched with blood, sweat and tears.
Victoria is a 16-year-old high school student and author who enjoys reading webcomics and writing fictional literature. She finds herself obsessing over fictional characters and listening to music while playing video games. As of now she is looking forward to the holidays when she no longer has any assignments to stress her out.
Over the course of 2023, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in a year-long writing program at Story Factory. Their goal was to produce a fully realised novella. This is one of the novellas produced in these workshops.
This project was also made possible thanks to the support of a group of generous donors:
Caroline Beecham & John Lydon
Bernadette Brennan & Justin Gleeson
Deena Shiff & James Gillespie
Kim E Anderson
This publication would not have been possible without the unstinting support of the editorial and production teams at Penguin Random House. Thanks also to our all-round fantastic Story Factory volunteers. Finally, massive thanks to our typesetters, Midland Typesetters and Post Pre-press, and our printer, Griffin Press.