How to Outfox a Fox

— Short Fiction —

Carey Baraka
May 15, 2019 · 14 min read
Illustration by Therrious Davis

1. How to talk to a fox

My grandfather was always telling us how he had climbed Kilimanjaro in his twenties. He would stop midway through swirling his ugali through his stew and declare that none of us had ever known real cold. “We got to the base camp, and once there, none of us showered.“ His cheeks would glisten and his eyes would glint. “Let me tell you…