★ Write Storybooks for Children – Christmas Writing Contest 2017 ★

Welcome to our Write Short Story competition! On this page, you’ll find all the amazing entries submitted by our talented students, so be sure to check these festive stories to get yourself into the Christmas spirit!

The winner will receive an Amazon Kindle, plus a gift voucher for any of our ‘write’ courses (to be chosen by you), while the runner-ups will be featured in a special honorary mention blog post.

Our competition opens Saturday 1st December, closes Monday 31st December, and the winners will be announced in February 2019.

You can submit your entry and read our submissions guidelines here: happy writing and Merry Christmas!

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Love Remembers

Long ago a very beautiful little girl loved so deeply that people and animals came from afar bask in her loving presence. She loved so totally that she began to forget to love herself. Slowly, she fell ill becoming too weak and tired to go out and care for others....

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Shattered

In an age different than our own Rose and Suli had grown up together cultivating a garden outside of their village. Blessed with loving kindness they had grown dear to one another. One day in the garden, Suli saw white crystals fall from the sky. He gazed in wonder....

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The Snow Kitten

Once there a naughty kitten. She chased the castle mice and didn’t want them to stay warm inside and eat the crumbs. Any time she saw a mouse she would claw at them and declare, “You are not welcome in my castle”! They stayed inside, for outside the castle walls was a...

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Birds of a Feather

Kaia and Gaia sat on the balcony snuggled up together under a blanket. It was a clear, crisp night and it was almost as if they could see every star in the sky. Kaia felt a chill as a gentle breeze moved past them and looked up to see a magnificent swan gliding above...

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The Guardian

The old woman looked up sharply; something was coming. She rippled with anticipation, her wizened, grey eyes still held their sparkle. She glanced at her granddaughter snoozing innocently before the open hearth. “Oh, Gerda!” She sighed, “you’ll soon know the...

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The Snow Dragon

The old woman looked up sharply; something was coming. She rippled with anticipation, her wizened, grey eyes still held their sparkle. She glanced at her granddaughter snoozing innocently before the open hearth. “Oh, Gerda!” She sighed, “you’ll soon know the...

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“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

Today was the day when the dragons learned to roar. Blue was very nervous, he’d never tried before. He felt a little woozy, his knees wobbled like jelly. He had a funny feeling, like a bee was in his belly. Each dragon opened wide, roaring flames of Rudolph red. But...

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AVALANCHE ADVENTURE

Once upon a time, there lived a poor cobbler who makes a beautiful set of slippers in his home and sell it to the town. He lost his wife and he has two children. this cobbler is earning only enough money to eat two times a day. one day the prince was travelling around...

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The Little Robber Maiden And The Crow

Soft downy snowflakes the size of dandelion heads had been falling since the early hours of the morning into the mountain’s arms that cradled the silent scene. The Snow Queen padded lightly up the forest glade towards the mountain refuge, her beautiful red merino wool...

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Dan’s Rose (Escape from the Snow Queen)

Sheltered by towering oaks, the ornate mirror fluttered in mid-air as if suspended there by invisible giants. The little robber maiden eyed it with mistrust. “I don’t like this,” she scowled. “Are you sure the snow queen is in there?” “Tis true,” the crow confirmed....

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The Final Shard

Annie awoke to the sunlight glinting through the curtains, the soft scent of roses wafting in on the late summer air. She grabbed her phone, checking for messages and information, her routine since Dan went missing in the mid-winter, eight months ago. Before he...

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Below the Snow

Once upon a time, in the great ice palace, the Snow Queen was interrupted by one of her servants. “Your majesty, your majesty,” cried the little man, “they found it. Your bees have found the last shard.” “Where is it? Show me! We must collect it before it enters the...

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Melting a Snow Queen

“Go ahead, jump and all will be solved!” said a terrifying voice to Kai from somewhere beneath the snowy East River. He sat emotionless on the railing of the cold iron bridge, his plump legs hanging over its side; the snow draped skyscrapers in the distance pointing...

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Saving Kay

Sheltered by towering oaks, the ornate mirror fluttered in mid-air as if suspended there by invisible giants. The little robber maiden eyed it with mistrust. “I don’t like this,” she scowled. “Are you sure the snow queen is in there?” “Tis true,” the crow confirmed....

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Gerda’s Tale

Kay had no control of his sleigh along the frozen lake against the snowstorm. He could hardly see. Slowly but surely, he began to lose his strength to continue. Kay could just about notice another sleigh. The snow queen just about spotted him as she was dashing...

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One more snow day

I remember that summer’s day – the day Kai changed. The boy next door suddenly ran and jumped on the roses in our shared roof top garden. His shoes turned red from the petal stain. It was as if he was in a trance, under a spell. Then, one day the next winter when he...

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Blossom of Snow

It was the first day of March and the ground was covered in a deep layer of snow. The snow drops and other perennials who had bloomed prematurely curled up their petals and retreated back into the ground. The birds who had optimistically migrated back for the spring...

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The Snow Queen

The old woman looked up sharply; something was coming. She rippled with anticipation, her wizened, grey eyes still held their sparkle. She glanced at her granddaughter snoozing innocently before the open hearth. “Oh, Gerda!” She sighed, “you’ll soon know the...

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the wizzards mirror

Today was the day when the dragons learned to roar. Blue was very nervous, he’d never tried before. He felt a little woozy, his knees wobbled like jelly. He had a funny feeling, like a bee was in his belly. Each dragon opened wide, roaring flames of Rudolph red. But...

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The Snow Queen Returns

Kaia and Gaia sat on the balcony snuggled up together under a blanket. It was a clear, crisp night and it was almost as if they could see every star in the sky. Kaia felt a chill as a gentle breeze moved past them and looked up to see a magnificent swan gliding above...

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The True Golden Child

In an age different than our own Rose and Suli had grown up together cultivating a garden outside of their village. Blessed with loving kindness they had grown dear to one another. One day in the garden, Suli saw white crystals fall from the sky. He gazed in wonder....

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Snow Queen Superhero

Once upon a time, in the great ice palace, the Snow Queen was interrupted by one of her servants. “Your majesty, your majesty,” cried the little man, “they found it. Your bees have found the last shard.” “Where is it? Show me! We must collect it before it enters the...

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Enchanted Roses

Today was the day when the dragons learned to roar. Blue was very nervous, he’d never tried before. He felt a little woozy, his knees wobbled like jelly. He had a funny feeling, like a bee was in his belly. Each dragon opened wide, roaring flames of Rudolph red. But...

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Water Melts Ice

Write your story heThe Wizard’s Mirror... ONCE THERE WAS AN EVIL WIZARD who made a mirror with his dark magic. If anything good or beautiful was put in front of the mirror, the reflection that showed back was only rotten and gray. The wizard laughed. He wanted to show...

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The arrival of winter

One winter, there was a frost that covered everything. No matter how many ice removers chipped away at windshield or plows ripped through the city, the frost stayed. Eventually, a think layer of ice covered all roads, making travel inaccessible. But there lived two...

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The Magic Of A Child’s Love

The arrival of winter All of a sudden there was a chill in the air. The lush green grass glistened white with frost. The leaves fell from the trees and turned to snow before they settled on the ground. The sky grew dark and the lake became ice. Finally, winter had...

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The Lonely Cottage

One winter, there was a frost that covered everything. No matter how many ice removers chipped away at windshield or plows ripped through the city, the frost stayed. Eventually, a think layer of ice covered all roads, making travel inaccessible. But there lived two...

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The Snow Bee

The arrival of winter All of a sudden there was a chill in the air. The lush green grass glistened white with frost. The leaves fell from the trees and turned to snow before they settled on the ground. The sky grew dark and the lake became ice. Finally, winter had...

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Wolf’s Tail (Tale)

Bees have been around for over 100 million years, so hopefully you’ve heard all about them. The part they play on Earth, pollination, nectar, honey. However, you may not know about the snow bees. Snows bees brave the bitterness of winter to pollinate flowers in the...

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The Snow Queen’s Worst Christmas

Two small wolf pups named Gerda and Kai frolicked playfully in the midst of a snowstorm. Kai nipped at the falling snowflakes and Gerda rolled on the snow-covered ground. In the distance could be heard the eerie howls of the wolves. Somehow, the pups had become...

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Fairy land

Bees have been around for over 100 million years, so hopefully you’ve heard all about them. The part they play on Earth, pollination, nectar, honey. However, you may not know about the snow bees. Snows bees brave the bitterness of winter to pollinate flowers in the...

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The Poisonous Garden

Two small wolf pups named Gerda and Kai frolicked playfully in the midst of a snowstorm. Kai nipped at the falling snowflakes and Gerda rolled on the snow-covered ground. In the distance could be heard the eerie howls of the wolves. Somehow, the pups had become...

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The Lonely Snow Queen

After years of struggle, Snow Queen is able to find the way to break the curse cast upon her by the Summer Queen to keep her away from her daughter Snow White. If she tries to go near her daughter, she will be dead. The only way to cure Snow white is the magical...

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The Mountain Village and The Snow Queen

I am a woman, known as the Snow Queen. Born out of the snow I have lived a lonely life. I have wonderful snowflake dresses, tinged with ice blue and a magnificent crown made out of icicles. At first, the wonder of ice and its reflections was magical, amazing but as...

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The Modern Queens

After years of struggle, Snow Queen is able to find the way to break the curse cast upon her by the Summer Queen to keep her away from her daughter Snow White. If she tries to go near her daughter, she will be dead. The only way to cure Snow white is the magical...

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The Snow Queen and the puppies

I am a woman, known as the Snow Queen. Born out of the snow I have lived a lonely life. I have wonderful snowflake dresses, tinged with ice blue and a magnificent crown made out of icicles. At first, the wonder of ice and its reflections was magical, amazing but as...

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The Snowstorm

We all know the tale of the evil wizard who made a mirror with dark magic. Whatever was put in front of the mirror was reflected as bad and evil. The wizard thought this was amazing. But he got too clever and while flying over the world he dropped the mirror and it...

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The Snow Queen’s Palace

Write your story The Snowstorm The children were struggling to find their way home through the woods as the snow had covered the path. Jacob was very frightened, but Heidi told him not to worry. “They’re only stories,” she said. “But grandma says she’s wicked and...

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Strawberries Can Melt Ice

We all know the tale of the evil wizard who made a mirror with dark magic. Whatever was put in front of the mirror was reflected as bad and evil. The wizard thought this was amazing. But he got too clever and while flying over the world he dropped the mirror and it...

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Love And Logic

Write your story The Snowstorm The children were struggling to find their way home through the woods as the snow had covered the path. Jacob was very frightened, but Heidi told him not to worry. “They’re only stories,” she said. “But grandma says she’s wicked and...

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Harmony

In the world of Fro the almighty wizard, Love, over sees all. Love’s magic makes the world a place of beauty and harmony. In return, Love is worshiped by the people of Fro. Love is so pleased that he creates a mirror so all who believe in Love can see him when they...

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The Enchantress

Once there were three sisters who lived with their widowed mother Gerda in a cottage at the edge of a great forest. Gerda had trained the girls to sing in harmony. Delia’s voice was as light as the lace on your collar, Marisa’s as steady as a jeweler’s hands, and...

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The Malefic Mirror

In the world of Fro the almighty wizard, Love, over sees all. Love’s magic makes the world a place of beauty and harmony. In return, Love is worshiped by the people of Fro. Love is so pleased that he creates a mirror so all who believe in Love can see him when they...

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Escape from Icelandia

Once there were three sisters who lived with their widowed mother Gerda in a cottage at the edge of a great forest. Gerda had trained the girls to sing in harmony. Delia’s voice was as light as the lace on your collar, Marisa’s as steady as a jeweler’s hands, and...

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A Snowflake in a Blizzard

It had been two days now since Georgie had disappeared in the snowstorm and Jessie knew she had to try and find her best friend. She trudged through the snow with her thick coat and boots on shielding her face from the biting cold and snow blowing in her face. There...

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The Snow Queen and the Nurdles

Write your story The Snowstorm The children were struggling to find their way home through the woods as the snow had covered the path. Jacob was very frightened, but Heidi told him not to worry. “They’re only stories,” she said. “But grandma says she’s wicked and...

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The Enchanted Rose

After years of struggle, Snow Queen is able to find the way to break the curse cast upon her by the Summer Queen to keep her away from her daughter Snow White. If she tries to go near her daughter, she will be dead. The only way to cure Snow white is the magical...

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Growth

The Enchanted Rose Once upon a time there lived a beautiful Queen, in a country very close to the North Pole. She was called the Snow Queen because she had white hair and pale blue eyes. She looked as though she had been carved out of ice but her heart was warm and...

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My love from childhood

It had been two days now since Georgie had disappeared in the snowstorm and Jessie knew she had to try and find her best friend. She trudged through the snow with her thick coat and boots on shielding her face from the biting cold and snow blowing in her face. There...

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Count With Me

This story describes how my childhood past the last 3 years. But first let me present myself. I'am a 12 years old male. I live in kind a quiet place, in a country in Europe. From young ages i loved to play and have fun with boys. Just because of that, girls aren't my...

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Travel

I looked to my friend, a sad distorted man, one of malicious intent. He held up the mirror in his hand and extended his arm as if it were a sword in his palm. “You will regret it, you will pay Angie!” He exclaimed as he looked upon me. My sallow arms and neck slowly...

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The Slope Queen

Two small wolf pups named Gerda and Kai frolicked playfully in the midst of a snowstorm. Kai nipped at the falling snowflakes and Gerda rolled on the snow-covered ground. In the distance could be heard the eerie howls of the wolves. Somehow, the pups had become...

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The Spell – A Story for Young Adults

It had been two days now since Georgie had disappeared in the snowstorm and Jessie knew she had to try and find her best friend. She trudged through the snow with her thick coat and boots on shielding her face from the biting cold and snow blowing in her face. There...

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The Snow Queen: Journey Home

N: hi Memi, long time no see. M: hi Nara, long time no see too. M: I haven’t seen u in a while. What r u doing these day? N: me too. I went traveling with my senior high school friends two months ago. M: Wow, sounds pretty fun,so where did u guys go? N: Yeah, it is...

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Rila & The Snow Queen Part 2

Once upon a time, the princess hired me to return Kai and Gerda safely home in Gerda's golden carriage. Gerda had rescued Kai from the evil Snow Queen and they wanted to begin their journey now. As the carriage crossed the moat, the last wall of ice crumbled down the...

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Rila & The Snow Queen Part 1

Write your story heThe Wizard’s Mirror... ONCE THERE WAS AN EVIL WIZARD who made a mirror with his dark magic. If anything good or beautiful was put in front of the mirror, the reflection that showed back was only rotten and gray. The wizard laughed. He wanted to show...

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