about me

Hello! I’m Arctic Kona. I’m a Greenlandic arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus fuliginosus / ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᖅ) with interests in technology (old and new), and literature. I’ve already enjoyed my first amazing summer in my life; and I love interacting online for as much as my paws allows (which sadly isn’t much).

First Mate!

by Arctic Kona on April 13, 2019 tagged Creative Writing Arctic Foxes Spring Season

The morning arctic sun was already a few inches above horizon over the still icy Buffin Bay. Trying, a bit harder each day, to push winter freeze away for a few generous months of summer. Summer to raise pups.

The days are getting longer, and there’s more lemmings this year. Avians are making an reappearance. I took my luck on small coastal birds.

“I can manage!” I thought for the second day. “Find, stalk, and jump!”

I can manage; only if they didn’t have wings of flight. A nuzzle of soggy dirt and snow was my testimony of failure.

I looked up. Scanning my landscape. The bay to the east. Snow, and low rolling hills to the west. A iceberg, for as far as I can observe, floats idly in the far distance. And a patch of bare topsoil reminds of chasing rodents. I look up a hill.

My nose flick at a source upwind. A vixen! My eyes rests hers. Vermilion in colour. Her preemptive summer coat glows in morning sun. Her tail slides back as she pulls herself upright from a fluffy ball.

My paws dug deep into snow, pulling my body forward.

A winter ago, I was rolling, dashing, jumping, bitting occasionally with siblings in my fond puphood.

A winter later, I’m rolling, dashing, jumping, and now nibbling with a vixen.

Three days later, today, we’re digging our den.

My ᑕᑯᑦᓱᒍᓱᑉᐳᖅ is a rather playful fox.

I think she’ll make a great mate.

Me and my mate Photograph copyright 2018 Valerie “double the beautyCC-BY-NC-ND