Shelby Fox

My Writings

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    Boredom

    by Shelby Fox

    This is poem of what happens during class. Cover Art: Rachel W

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    Unexpected Obstacle

    by Shelby Fox

    (Novel in Progress) She was raised to do one job, and one job alone. Her job is her life and she is the best in her field. Until she has to decide ...

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    Accidental Miracles

    by Shelby Fox

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    Nicoli & Sophia

    by Shelby Fox

    Everybody has heard of Romeo and Juliet. This is a modern-day version of that story with a twist.

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    The Price of Words

    by Shelby Fox

    Speechless Contest Kim is a gossip girl. She listens to it, tells it, and thinks it's all a game until her best friend (or so she thought) tells a...

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    Crystal Clear

    by Shelby Fox

    You may think you know someone, but do you really?

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    The Red Feather

    by Shelby Fox

    A girl comes home from work after a long day only to find a mysterious clue on her refrigerator.

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    A Collection of Poems

    by Shelby Fox

    I got this form of poem writing from another figgie (whose name I don't remember). I liked her poems so much I decided to write a few of my own. En...

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    Our Secret

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 1 of the Because it is My Blood Flash-Fiction Contest~ My dad has an unusual job, one that my mother has no idea about. It's mine and my dad's...

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    Bloodlines

    by Shelby Fox

    Kylie had always heard the stange stories about her ancesters. Stories of visions, curses, and magic. It was all a bunch of poppycock! At least tha...

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    In Dark Alleys

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 2 of the Because it is My Blood Flash-Fiction Contest~ A simple act on the part of my brother cost him everything he had. An act that will mos...

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    Against the Grain

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 3 of the Because it is My Blood Flash-Fiction Contest~ Two young people go against all they've been taught just to be together.

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    Upstaged

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 4 of the Because it is My Blood Flash-Fiction Contest~ Brett was supposed to kiss me. He was the hero and I was the damsel, but it wasn't supp...

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    The Power of Love

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 5 of the Because it is My Blood Flash-Fiction Contest~ Love is a strong motivator, one of the strongest known to mankind.

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    Sweet Dreams

    by Shelby Fox

    Delia and Gabriel are spending the day wandering about historic downtown when they discover this little shop full of old and mysterious objects.

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    Holding Out Hope

    by Shelby Fox

    ~3rd Place Winner of the Endangered Contest!~ Kale and Heather are the only two people who survived the plane crash that left them stranded in t...

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    Free from Tears

    by Shelby Fox

    Two young people, who have nothing and no one but each other, make a decision that will change their lives. Whether it is for good or bad, only tim...

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    Balancing Act

    by Shelby Fox

    Wolf Pact Flash Fiction Day 2

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    Fairytales

    by Shelby Fox

    Her great-grandmother had told her countless stories of a young love tore apart by differences in social class and wealth. Years later, she visits ...

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    In the Shadows

    by Shelby Fox

    Many people have secrets, things they would rather no one else know. What better place to hide them than in the shadows.

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    The Setup

    by Shelby Fox

    Shannon and Kathy have been framed for murder. Kathy doesn't want to believe that her good for nothing boyfriend and love of her live is responsibl...

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    Finding Paradise

    by Shelby Fox

    For the Time Between Us Flash-Fiction Contest It was a place of quiet beauty. A place that only a chosen few had ever stumbled upon. It was her ...

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    This is Love

    by Shelby Fox

    BETA Flash-Fiction Day 1

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    All Consuming

    by Shelby Fox

    Day 2 of the BETA Flash-Fiction Contest

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    Rags to Riches

    by Shelby Fox

    Day 1 of the Rootless Flash-Fiction Contest.

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    Unbound

    by Shelby Fox

    Day 1 of the Perry's Killer Playlist Flash-Fiction Contest.

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    Out of this World

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Entry for NaNoWriMo 2012~ While Kyra is on summer vacation with her parents she meets two boys, both intentical twins. Always being the kind ...

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    First Impressions

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 2 of the Interlochen Flash-Fiction Contest~ Samantha had other ideas when she pictured her new roommate.

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    Like a Butterfly

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 3 of the Interlochen Flash-Fiction Contest~

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    Ultimate View

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 4 of the Interlochen Flash-Fiction Contest~

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    Listening with Your Heart

    by Shelby Fox

    ~For the Catherine Flash-Fiction Contest~ While sitting at a fountain between classes at school Jeremy catches sight of the most stunning girl ...

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    Clock Strikes Dead

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Stung Flash Fiction Contest Day 1~ Ella Cinders thought she was safe. Who would think to look for a girl like her at a night club? Someone did and...

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    In the Small Print

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 2 of the Stung Flash Fiction Contest~ You know how when you go to sign a contract there is always small print down at the bottom? Well, this ...

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    Haunted

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 3 of the Stung Flash Fiction Contest~ Belle runs to the ancient forest for refuge, but finds out something she didn't think she ever existed.

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    Age of the Dwarves

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Day 4 of the Stung Flash Fiction Contest~ After a major revolution the Dwarves seized control of the world, putting the human race to work in the ...

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    Waiting on Royalty

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Starstruck Flash Fiction Contest~ Cera's best friend Hillary and fellow waitress is obsessed with a young, hot rockstar. Hillary is so obsessed ...

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    Vows of Veneration

    by Shelby Fox

    ~The Looped Flash Fiction Contest~ It was the look in his eyes that finally pushed her to leave. Faith could put up with the beatings, the cruel wo...

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    Locked Inside

    by Shelby Fox

    ~The Looped Flash Fiction Contest~ Every day is the same as the last. Every day she watches the guy she loves with another girl. Every day she dall...

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    Pieces of Myself

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Inspire Challenge~ What inspires me to write.

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    Piece of a Princess

    by Shelby Fox

    Princess Victoria has been groomed since her birth to marry a prince from a neighboring country. When she meets Harry, a blacksmith apprentice thin...

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    Blue

    by Shelby Fox

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    Tall, Dark and Handsome

    by Shelby Fox

    I've never liked school. Who would when kids always make fun of you because you're little, or younger, or smarter. Summer is always my favorite tim...

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    Nothing But Air

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Ink Haiku Contest~ People walk by, they laugh, they smile, but there is always someone who goes unnoticed. As little thought of as the air we bre...

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    True to You

    by Shelby Fox

    Have you ever felt held back by a label or another's idea of you? Sometimes labels are meant to be broken. Inspired by the Ink Haiku poetry cont...

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    A Gentle Breeze

    by Shelby Fox

    Inspired by the Haiku Ink contest. I wrote this using the traditional style and subject matter: nature.

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    Kristina

    by Shelby Fox

    A Haiku poem I wrote about my best friend.

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    A Collection of Haiku Poems

    by Shelby Fox

    These poems were inspired by the world around me; the people, places, things, and experiences. **All are writen in the 5/7/5 syllable format.**

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    Tomorrow

    by Shelby Fox

    Olivia is facing one of the biggest games of her life. The crowd is roaring for a winner, but where there is a winner there is always a loser. Ever...

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    Father's Promise

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Fictional Travelogue Flash Fiction Contest Winner!~ Hannah takes a trip to the birthplace of her father. He promised to go with her and he did, j...

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    Child of the Night

    by Shelby Fox

    *This story started out as a dream I had and from there has taken a shape of its own.* Aimee can see a world that few others can see, a world th...

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    More Than It Seems

    by Shelby Fox

    The summer is finally winding down before school starts back up again. While at the beach Bay is cornered by a guy who just can't take a hint. When...

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    Reflections

    by Shelby Fox

    ~NaNoWriMo 2013 Entry~ Lacey is living a normal, if somewhat boring life. That is, until she is kidnapped by a group of people who think she is a t...

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    Truthfully Fictitious

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Telepathic Powers Contest~ Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to read people's thoughts? To know when they're telling you...

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    The Chirping of Crickets

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Figment In Love Contest~ A boy hears a voice in his head and even though he should be a little worried, he finds that he really enjoys hearing her...

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    The Heart's Illumination

    by Shelby Fox

    ~The Here and Now Flash-Fiction Contest~ Jaci feels like her life is over. How can she possibly have a future without the one person who loved he...

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    Tarnished

    by Shelby Fox

    ~We Were Liars Contest~ Charlotte's life took a drastic change when she discovered she was the granddaughter of an extremely wealthy man. The chang...

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    Blood in the Water

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Good Vs. Evil Contest~ Ivory witnesses something that completely takes her breath away, something she never imagined her own sister capable of. B...

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    With a Kiss

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Winner of the July Challenge~ “Even death has a heart.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

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    Splinters

    by Shelby Fox

    ~NaNoWriMo 2014 Novel~ Everyone knows that Johanna Mason won the 71st Hunger Games when she was seventeen, but no one knows the story behind it or...

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    Always

    by Shelby Fox

    ~For the King Dork Contest~ Based on Dolly Parton's song "I Will Always Love You" If I should stay I would only be in your way so I'll g...

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    Fallen

    by Shelby Fox

    ~For the King Dork Contest~ My thoughts behind the song "I Believe" by Christina Perri. I believe if I knew where I was going I’d lose my way...

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    Lies Bleed Red

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Winter Short-Story Writing Contest~ If there is one thing that Gwen has decided, it’s that nothing good ever happens in winter. After a military ...

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    The Places in Between

    by Shelby Fox

    ~All The Bright Places Contest~ *This story idea was inspired by the time I spent playing out in the woods as a kid climbing trees and using my ...

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    Meeting Winter

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Winter Short-Story Writing Contest~ Win has always found the simple beauty of winter beautiful, that is, until her little brother gets lost with ...

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    Breaking Point

    by Shelby Fox

    ~All The Bright Places Contest Entry Piece~ *Inspired by my rebel youth spent running wild through the wooded ravines and pretending that there wa...

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    Paying Death

    by Shelby Fox

    ~ March Matchup Round 1 Winner~ A truth most people don’t realize is that “even death has a heart” (Markus Zusak, The Book Thief). She watches, s...

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    Taking Flight

    by Shelby Fox

    ~ March Matchup Round 1~ “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” -Charlotte Bronte’s, Jane Eyre...

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    Atonement

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 2~ Sometimes the choices we make can hurt the people we love. They can betray the trust we’ve worked so hard to get. They can...

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    Sacrifice

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 2~ In times of trouble, we discover just how far we’re willing to go for the people we love.

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    Message of Hope

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 2 Winner~ When the world is falling into chaos all around us, hope can sometimes be found in the most unlikely of places.

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    Token of Friendship

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 2~ Friendships come in all shapes and sizes. They can be formed in minutes or take years. The people involved can be complete...

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    Slaying the Dragon

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 2~ We each have different, difficult tasks we must survive on a daily basis. For some it’s being forced to babysit an annoyin...

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    Shadows

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 3~ I see us, but it’s not me. I say words, but I don’t mean them. I hang out with people who are my friends, but I don’t like...

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    The Two Faces of a Murderer

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 3 Winner~ Everybody has some part of themselves that they hide from those around them, secrets that they keep. They play thei...

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    The Truth About Dreams

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 3~ I want to tell you something. I know it might sound crazy but you have to promise not to tell anyone. Promise? Okay, then ...

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    Inner Demons

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 3~ We all must face our demons at one point or another. But what happens when we can no longer keep them at bay?

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    What is...

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 4~ When a person is on trial for a criminal offense, their life is in what?

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    The Second Star

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 4~ They say that boys never grow up. If that’s true, then does that mean girl’s don’t have to either?

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    Dead vs. Dirty

    by Shelby Fox

    ~March Matchup Round 4~ Sometimes life comes down to one very simple questions: Do I get a little dirty or do I die?

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    Simply Cinderella

    by Shelby Fox

    (Complete!) Life is not always like how it is in the fairytales. Not every girl wants to meet and marry a prince. Not every stepmother is cruel and...

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    From the Ashes

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Off The Page Contest~ What if your death was just the beginning of something bigger?

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    Rescued

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Shadow Scale Short Story Contest~ Sometimes the people we least expect are the one's that save us. [To read this story from the other character...

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    Finding Home

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Shadow Scale Short Story Contest~ The search may take days, weeks, months or years but eventually you will find a place, or person, to call home...

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    Heart Beat

    by Shelby Fox

    ~Halloween Contest~ Beth thought her life was perfect, at least it was until the Monday following the biggest Halloween party of the year. Now no o...

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    29 Days

    by Shelby Fox

    ~29 Day Challenge Contest~

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My Reviews

The Girl in the Comic Book

(almost 2 years ago)

First off, let me just say that this is an awesome action-packed piece. It's not everyday I read a story with such a entertaining fight s... Read More »

The Life of a Female Gladiator

(over 2 years ago)

So this review is kind of free because I love the story so much and want it to be its best. I'm just finishing what I started :) Chapt... Read More »

Talk to me!

Water

about 1 year ago Karla said:

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What if at age 16 you find out you wont live to even be 20 years old, what if you're in love with a guy, but ever time he makes your heart beat race, it kills you slowly and painfully? what if you only have to choices, DIE sooner but enjoy that short life Or LIVE a little longer but without enjoying anything, what would you choose?

This is Samantha's Dilemma

I hope someone reads it her story!!

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over 1 year ago Lee Ryder said:

Thank you, for the thought-filled comment and for taking to time to read my piece! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. :)

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almost 2 years ago the deranged wolf said:

Hi, Thank you for you comment on my short story, Table for Six. I wasn't even aware that I had won. Is there a list of winners posted somewhere that you saw? I've looked, but cannot find anything.

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almost 2 years ago L. R. Bauer said:

Thank you for the review:)

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about 2 years ago Tonya Royston said:

Hi! You may not remember me, but a few months ago, you read and commented on my series, The Sunset Trilogy. I wanted to let you know that the first book has been published! I would love it if you checked it out. All links are up on my Figment profile in case you're interested. Have a great day!

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