Welcome to our Write Romance Fiction Winter writing competition!
This year’s competition challenges all writers to create a 500-word retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snow Queen’!
Our competition opens on the 1st of December and closes on the 31st of December at 23:59 GMT.
The winners will be announced in February 2019, but until then, enjoy reading through the amazing entries submitted by our talented students.
You can submit your entry and read our submissions guidelines here.
Days till the deadline!
Snowflakes are like humans – no two are the same, but this is where the similarities end… Sculpted, with imagination, love & magic, each snowflake has a soul. Ruled by the Snow Queen, snowflakes are called White Bees. She’s ensures every snowflake’s...read more
Three p.m. Four more hours left. It was all going well. Kai, my coworker, was collecting orders faster than the speed of light. I was frying and mixing like never before. Customer after customer, all satisfied. Until she walked in. ‘She’ being the manager. The...read more
Hi, I saw you last week. We were in Willow Woods, in the coppiced clearing, just half hour after the snow storm stopped. Do you remember me, wearing my red parka? In the whiteness I didn’t see your dappled horse until she stepped out of the trees. She spooked my...read more
The prince was foretold that it was his destiny to meet a Princess, fall in love and live happily ever after. But for this particular prince, legends of snow whites beauty; hair as black as ebony, skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, all of which meant nothing...read more
“She loved you.” “Theo loved you,” she whispers. I remain unfazed, Theodosia was no different than the others. She was just another toy to entertain me until I got bored with her. She served her purpose and now remains as a simple statue; her icy physique blends with...read more
Sarah was a young girl in a beautiful castle that always felt of spring. She was to inherit the throne as she was born only five minutes before her sister Elaine. One day while playing Elaine took a fall from a large tree. Sarah was sure her sister was dead so she...read more
Karl and I met at the BBC where we both apprentices, paid nothing, but living the dream. We hit it off straight away, meeting every day in the canteen to complain about the rich and famous ignoring us. A new show was launched, starring Lindsey Jennings, the biggest...read more
Thousands of snow flakes fell on the frozen land, ever since the Snow King declared there to be eternal frost. He was most cruel and ravaged with hatred, and the poor people didn’t know how to speak with their King, as he locked himself in an icy castle on top of the...read more
They met at the St. Mary’s Church dance. The year 1853. After the dance, Robert walked Catherine home to her house, they held hands. Catharine was a sixteen-years-old kitchen maid, with long blond hair. Robert was a nineteen-year-old, deckhand with the island herring...read more
The frosty stars glittered like snowflakes in the dazzling moonlight,as the Snow Queen’s sledge glided silently across the inky midnight sky.Conflicted by the strange,inflamed feelings about her secret,she jarred as her hard,icy heart gave a sharp crack.Looming...read more
Aurora The Snow Queen’s palace was truly something to behold. It had been formed out of glistening, white snow, and the windows and doorways had been cut away by icy winds. The palace itself was miles long, and was built on the edge of an ice shelf, so it overlooked...read more
Everyone one has their own secrets ,the own life experience that they share with their loved ones good memories ,bad memories and many more but the feeling,the essence of love is one thing that bring people close and soon or later they became soulmates Exactly,what...read more
“The Snow Queen,” thought Gerda, her mind stumbling over the same ground it had covered again and again over the years. “I wonder if Kay ever thinks of her. Surely he must. He spent so many days with her as a boy, trapped and hopeless in her endless...read more
Gerda stomped the snow from her boots while she waited for someone to answer the doorbell. No one had bothered to clear the path and the soft, thick drifts that lay on it were a stark contrast to the compacted snow that covered the city streets. After several long...read more
“What’s the one thing you want most in all the world?” I asked. Turning from her watch at the window, Lucy scanned over the pressies and food surrounding the tree. “I think we’ve got everything, Mum.” “But we always make a wish when...read more
The Snow Queen by Taylor Molyneaux Kai was in love with the Snow Queen Gerta. Everyone else was afraid of her powers, but not Kai. He looked into her ice blue eyes and knew that he could never love anyone else. As he was patrolling the grounds, Kai overheard some...read more
The world of Toandfro was under the curse of Love’s broken mirror. This is the story of what came from the wizards Love and Logic and how their creations come together so naturally. Angel, the child of Logic, was unaffected by the broken mirror’s refection. He still...read more
The gem on her ring was a dazzling diamond of incomparable size, cut, and clarity. Gerda held her hand up to examine her engagement ring and was mesmerized by its beauty. Her fiancé had purchased the stunning ring from the Snow Queen’s jewelry store on 5th Avenue. It...read more
Long long time ago, mother nature gave birth to her two sons, Sun and Moon. She divided the kingdoms to be fair. Sun had the fierce glow and energy to heal all the living and Moon had the cold power of purity, youthfulness and enchantment to calm the living, who could...read more
It is decided. We are to be married in the spring. Women smile and gossip behind their hands. Little Gerda, Little Kay, all grown up and ready to wed. Men exchange knowing glances and laugh. Best he never tries to run. That one’ll chase him to the end of the earth to...read more
As I stand in my palace, looking out over the great expanse of snow and ice, I begin to realise how much hurt I may have caused by taking Kay. I had a reason for taking him. But I don’t think that makes it any better. I was in love once, it feels like such a long time...read more
SNOW QUEEN ‘I know I’m from Finland but that witch is definitely after your man.’ ‘She’s too old for Kaine and we’re madly in love,’ said Gabriella. ‘Right, children, places on stage.’ ‘Here’s yappy Snow Queen now; gives me shivers she does.’ ‘Shush, Sofia, she’ll...read more
Blind Snow Queen Once upon a time, a young couple, named Gerda and Tay, were skating merrily around the frozen river, that flowed between their houses. They stopped —- a roar of hooves parted hazy clouds. “ How dare you ! “ screamed the Snow Queen “ “Go! “ Tay...read more
“Pray, hang on, brave hunter!” “No!” A horde wailed in an unearthly sound while a snowy blast uplifted a desperate soul hanging by his ice pick on the side of a pitch-dark rift. “Abyss, he must go! The Abyss, my Fairy Queen, be free from this human!” Hazel eyes...read more
Kayl and Garda have been classmates since grade school. Kayl had a disfigured face because his father hit him when he was young while he tried to protect his mother from being hit herself by his father. His classmates didn’t know about problems at home. His teachers...read more