EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #17

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  1. Myths and legends could be said to be the prototypes of modern novels. They are stories in their own right, tales that were passed on for generations. Even today, some elements from the old myths remain in our stories and occasionally, they serve as inspiration.

    This week’s mythical element is: Kitsune


    Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox, and they are a very common subject in their folklore. Their characterisations differ from tale to tale, ranging from mischievous troublemakers to faithful guardians, however, they generally have long lives and high intelligence. It is believed that the higher number of tails a Kitsune has, the more power it possesses. Generally, they are believed to grow a tail every hundred years and when they acquire their ninth tail, their fur becomes gold, not to mention they acquire infinite wisdom or the ability to see everywhere on the planet depending on the interpretation. Kitsune also possess strong shape-shifting powers and can even duplicate the appearance of specific people. They are especially known for masquerading as beautiful, young women.

    Your challenge is to write a story that incorporates your own take on this mythical element. The genre and setting of the story does not matter as long as the element remains recognisable.